The Statistical Genetics unit within the department of Computational Biology at the Institut Pasteur seek a highly motivated, talented, and collaborative Postdoctoral Fellow. The successful candidate will participate in several funded projects related to the inference of genetic structure underlying common diseases in human. The position has a strong statistical and computational component with a particular emphasis on multivariate approaches and interaction effect models. Projects involve real data applications in large-scale multidimensional cohorts and are conducted in a highly collaborative setting including both international and national research groups.
The selected candidate should have strong quantitative background with robust statistical and computational skills. He/she should be proficient with at least one programming language (e.g., C/C++, Java, Perl, Python). Knowledge in biology or genetics is preferred but not required. The candidate will typically hold a Ph.D in Statistics/Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Bioinformatics, Computer Science or other relevant disciplines with strong quantitative research background. Practical experience working with large scale genetic data sets, and developing statistical methods are desirable.
THE INSTITUT PASTEUR
The Institut Pasteur is an internationally renowned center for biomedical research that stands out in many disciplines. The campus, founded in 1887 by Louis Pasteur and located in the center of Paris, host over 1,300 researchers and 300 doctoral students from over 60 nationalities. It is a creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and opportunities to connect and learn. The department of Computational Biology host multiple teams and a biostatistics/bioinformatics hub which includes over 50 PhD engineers specialized in computational biology.
Candidates should send their curriculum vitae, a cover letter detailing research experience, and contact information for two references or more to Dr. Hugues Aschard (firstname.lastname@example.org).
More information on the Institut Pasteur and the Statistical Genetics unit can be found here http://www.pasteur.fr/en and here https://research.pasteur.fr/en/team/statistical-genetics/.
Applicants may start as early as possible and applications will be considered until the position is filled.