PhD in bioinformatics, focusing on orphan genes in bacteria (Poland)
The Department of Computational Biology at Adam Mickiewicz University (Poland, Poznan) is looking for a junior scientist, interested in computational biology, bioinformatics and molecular biology, motivated to develop a career in an interdisciplinary and international team.
The goal of the project is to identify and perform functional and evolutionary characterization of orphan genes (unique for a given taxonomic group) in bacteria. The annotated sequences may serve, for example as molecular markers for metagenomic projects and become potent targets for drug-based therapies.
- MSc degree in Biology/Bioinformatics or related discipline (e.g. biotechnology, computer science)
- Programming skills (e.g. Python or Perl) [optional: C/C++]
- Experience in bioinformatics, molecular biology is advantageous, but not essential
- Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English
- Independent thinking, intellectual curiosity, high motivation and team spirit are skills that are more than welcome
- PhD fellowship 4500 PLN (~1000 EUR)/month (3 years)
- Position with 100% focus on research (no teaching obligations)
- Participation in courses, scientific training, support from peers, and academic mentoring
STARTING DATE: April-June 2018
PERIOD: 3 years
HOW TO APPLY: Your application file should contain a motivation letter, your marks and degrees during your Bachelor and Master studies with ranking, CV and publication list (if applicable), a summary of your previous research experience, and addresses of 1-2 referees.
CONTACT Professor Wojciech Karlowski, Director of the Department of Computational Biology AMU (email@example.com).
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 31 May 2018
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