The Insect-Virus Interactions Unit at Institut Pasteur in Paris is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to investigate the genomic variation underlying a mosquito’s ability to transmit human pathogens.
Our research group applies genomic technologies to study populations of Aedes mosquitoes and their role in the transmission of arboviruses such as dengue and Zika viruses. Specific interests of our group include the genetic architecture of arbovirus susceptibility, the contribution of transposable elements to antiviral defense, and the effect of mosquito ecology on genomic evolution. We are looking for an enthusiastic and versatile postdoc to apply existing bioinformatic methods and develop new pipelines to analyze and interpret high-throughput sequencing data. In addition to performing bioinformatic analyses of ongoing projects, the successful candidate will have considerable freedom to develop related research projects according to their interests.
The role would suit a postdoctoral computational biologist looking to work in an important field of infectious disease research. Applicants should have a strong background in bioinformatics and hold a PhD in a relevant subject area. Proficiency in high-throughput sequencing data analysis and advanced programing and statistical skills are required. Previous experience in population genomics or quantitative genetics in insects or other model species would be a significant advantage. High motivation, excellent communication skills and ability to work collaboratively are essential.
The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled. The expected start date is any time between October 2022 and January 2023. The position is initially for 12 months with a possible extension for another 12 months. Salary will be commensurate with experience according to the institutional guidelines.
To apply, please send a single PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org containing: (1) a cover letter outlining your previous experiences that make you suited for this position as well as your research, training and career goals; (2) your CV; (3) contact information for 3 references.