We are looking for a computational biologist to join us to work on exciting projects combining molecular epidemiology and functional studies of arboviral infections.
The aim of the current project is to study dynamics of arbovirus emergence or endemic circulation, and the underlying mechanisms, at the scale of individual outbreaks through the integrated analysis of genomic, spatial and temporal data.
Previous experience in computational analysis of viral sequence data, evolution and quantitative skills will be essential, ideally including familiarity with high-throughput sequencing and large genomic data sets.
The viral NGS data is generated by other members of the group, so the work is exclusively focused on data analysis and no lab skills are required. Knowledge of epidemiological models, phylodynamic approaches (including Bayesian methods), and pathogen evolution would be desirable but not essential.
Scientific rigor, organizational skills, high motivation, English proficiency and ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary environment are essential.
To apply: candidates should send in a single pdf: a cover letter including a brief description of their scientific achievements and research interests, how they would fit in a junior group, their CV and contact information for 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The position is available immediately but the start date is negotiable. Funds are available for 2 years with possibility of extension. Salary will be commensurate with experience according to the Institut Pasteur guidelines.