Joint position between the Yersinia & the Microbial Paleogenomics Units
Dive into the Fascinating World of Yersinia enterocolitica!
Are you a passionate about genomics, evolution, and microbial diversity? Are you interested to understand what makes some microbial species harmful for humans and how pathogenicity emerges and evolves?
Join our teams as a Post-Doctoral Researcher and be part of the groundbreaking French ANR Project RETRACE: ‘Retracing the global spread of Yersinia enterocolitica & the evolution of pathogenicity within its lineages, from a One Health perspective.’
🧬 Project Overview:
Yersinia enterocolitica, a complex bacterial species, is at the center of our investigation. It’s not only found in wild and farm animals but also ranks as the third most common food-borne zoonosis in temperate countries. Our mission? To explore the global spread of Y. enterocolitica and trace the evolution of its pathogenicity within lineages. We’re tapping into the incredible Institut Pasteur historical collection, housing over 37,000 specimens collected worldwide from 1932 to 2022.
🔍 Your Role:
As a key player in this project, you’ll be selecting and sequencing the genomes of 2,000 isolates from this extensive collection. With your expertise in genomics analysis (bonus points for a microbiology background), you’ll dig deep into the data, using state-of-the-art bioinformatics analyses to dissect Y. enterocolitica lineages from a phylogenomic and pangenomic perspective. We aim to unravel associations between niches, hosts, reservoirs, and geographic locations. Plus, you’ll work closely with a collaborative team, bridging the gap between genomics and anthropology.
⏰ Starting Date & Duration:
The project kicks off on January 1st, 2024, with a duration of three thrilling years.
📜 How to Apply:
Ready to seize this unique opportunity? Send your CV and a motivation letter with three references to:
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