We are looking for a project manager to reinforce and develop our activities in the field of genomic taxonomies applied to public health microbiology.
Context and objectives. In order to better monitor, understand and address the challenge of emerging strains of microbial pathogens, in particular bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics, the international microbiology research community and applications to public health surveillance need a common language on emerging strains. For this purpose, genomic taxonomies of strains were developed. One of such systems is provided by Institut Pasteur since 2007 (https://bigsdb.pasteur.fr). In the last years, high throughput sequencing has intensified the usage of this resource.
The proposed job offer aims at reinforcing and coordinating the strategic developments of this system, which represents an important resource in applied public health microbiology and surveillance networks in the contexts of One Health and Global Health.
– To coordinate the maintenance and development of the Institut Pasteur genomic taxonomy system (‘BIGSdb-Pasteur’), in interaction with the project steering committee, informaticians (computing resources, storage), bioinformaticians (analytical methods) and microbiologist end-users (data integration, National Reference Labs, public health agencies, researchers);
– To contribute to grants writing, in collaboration with Institut Pasteur grants office and other supporting services and colleagues;
– To develop and implement a business plan including diversification of income, valorization and sustainability;
– To coordinate communication, end-user assistance and training, in order to enlarge and strengthen the end-user community;
– To contribute to, and coordinate, data curation and data analysis services;
– To contribute to the design of ambitious research projects in the field of infectious disease emergence and epidemiological surveillance of microbial pathogens.
Profile. A young researcher in microbiology applied to public health, with strong entrepreneurship and communication skills.
– Ability to run an ambitious, international and multidisciplinary project;
– Excellent communication skills: persuasive power, written and oral skills, pedagogy;
– English language (minimum C1 level) and French notions (A2);
– Strong interest for the concepts, approaches and aims of public health microbiology: genomics, molecular epidemiology, phylogeny, pathogen surveillance, antimicrobial resistance;
– Minimal experience in, but fair interest for, bioinformatics applied to pathogen genomics and surveillance.
Environment. The job will be hosted within the Biological Resources Center of Institut Pasteur (CRBIP) under the responsibility of Sylvain Brisse (https://research.pasteur.fr/en/member/sylvain-brisse/) and in interaction with the project steering committee.
Salary and contract. The salary will correspond to the standards in France and will depend on the candidate’ experience. The contract is offered for an unlimited period. The position is available from May 2020, although the starting date can be postponed depending of the candidate’s availability.
Application: Please send your application as a single pdf to Sylvain Brisse (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a detailed CV, a cover letter and recommendation letters.
Deadline: March 15th, 2020.