Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Computational Population Genetics to join Center for Genome Bioinformatics at Saint Petersburg State University, Russia.
The purpose of this role is to contribute to population genetics research in the framework of Genome Russia Consortium, leading on research projects and facilitating the projects of colleagues. The overarching aim of the Genome Russia project is a comprehensive characterisation of genetic variation landscape in the Peoples of the Russian Federation. You will focus on development of analytical approaches and use existing computational methods to analyse whole genome sequencing data to generate new insights into population history, genogeography and migration patterns.
You will work in a team-oriented environment applying your knowledge of applied mathematics, computational biology, statistical genetics and programming skills to create novel methods and testable scientific hypotheses. You will also be responsible for maintaining an ambitious and innovative research program pursuing new funding opportunities and contributing to existing projects.
The position requires outstanding quantitative and analytical skills. We are looking for candidates with PhD level education in applied mathematics, computer science, statistical genetics, engineering, bioinformatics/ computational biology or neighbouring disciplines.
Strong programming skills in at least one programming language such as R, Perl, Python, C, or C++, as well as experience in high-throughput scientific computing and Unix/Linux environments is required. The position requires the ability to independently take responsibility over your project, strong teamwork and communication skills, reliability, attention to details and effective time management.
Initial appointment is one year, with possible extension. We offer competitive salary (which can be discussed at the interview) and a budget for conference travel.
We are a multinational research group and our official communication language is English.
Applications should include a CV, cover letter, certificates, expected availability date, list of publications and other scientific outputs (e.g. software) and addresses of two referees.
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