Job:Postdoctoral Fellow - Computational Biologist
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Job Description

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the highest ranked scientific research organisations in the world. The Headquarters Laboratory is located in Heidelberg (Germany), with additional sites in Grenoble (France), Hamburg (Germany), Hinxton (UK) and Monterotondo (Italy).

The Bork group seeks a Computational Biologist for the analysis of large-scale microbiomics data (metagenomics, metatranscriptomics etc). Focus will be on biological discovery by data integration. Data will come from various microbiome projects (e.g. human gut or ocean) and should be digested to gain functional understanding. The work will comprise technical as well as discovery aspects and will be carried out both independently and with internal and external collaborators.

Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in a relevant field and is expected to have a sufficient background in both biology and bioinformatics; a profound knowledge in statistics is also desired. The position requires experience in scripting and the analysis of biological data, preferably in the areas where the Bork group is active in. The ability to work in a team is essential as EMBL offers a multicultural & interdisciplinary environment.

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Additional Information EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation.

Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.

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