Two postdoc positions for highly motivated and talented young researchers are available in the Microbial Evolutionary Genomics unit (head: Eduardo Rocha) of the Pasteur Institute, Paris, France. Our lab has been at the forefront of the study of mobile genetic elements (MGE) using comparative genomics and is part of the C3BI ambitious program to create an interdisciplinary center focusing on quantitative biology in the Institute.
Topic. The exact projects for these two postdoc positions are adaptable to the candidate’s interests, but should use comparative genomics, population genetics, metagenomics, and/or phylogenomics to tackle:
– What do MGE bring to bacterial genomes in the short and in the long term?
– How to identify the mechanisms of mobility and stabilization of MGE?
– What is the interplay between MGE and bacteria in microbiomes?
Representative publications: Nogueira, Curr Biol, 09; Guglielmini, PLoS Genet, 11; Treangen, PLoS Genet, 11; Bobay, PNAS, 14; Remigi, PLoS Biol, 14; Oliveira, PNAS, 16; Touchon, ISMEj, 16.
Profiles. We invite young researchers with PhDs in domains relating to bacterial evolution and genomics with some computational or quantitative background, including programming skills (shell, R, and/or Python), and experience in large-scale sequence analysis. A taste for collaborations and the ability to discuss with a variety of researchers are strictly necessary.
Conditions. The positions are funded by ANR and ERC projects. The salary corresponds to the standard in France (2100€ to 2600€ after tax, depending on the experience), including health coverage. The contracts will be for 18 months minimum, renewable when successful. The candidates must have passed their PhD less than 5 years ago. The position is available immediately but the starting dates are negotiable up to September the 1st of 2017.
Application: Send a single pdf document with a detailed CV (2-3 pages, with lists of publications, presentations, and computational skills), a cover letter explaining your research interests, projects, and motivations to join us (1-2 pages), and three references who we’ll contact to obtain advices on your application.
Deadline: January 10th, 2017.
Contact: For information on how to contact us and to know more of our work check the lab web-site.