Post-doc position, Institut Pasteur, Paris: Ecology, genomics and molecular pathogenesis of Klebsiella pneumoniae
We are looking for a young talented researcher in microbial ecology or molecular pathogenesis to perform the following tasks:
- Sample Klebsiella pneumoniae from natural environments
- Characterize strains by genomics and phenotypic methods
- Identify human colonization or virulence-associated candidate factors using GWAS
- Perform functional studies on the identified candidates
Skills. Experience in molecular biology, reverse genetics and infection/colonization models is a priority. Innovative thinking, work autonomy and good communication skills are important. Population genetics and bioinformatics experience will be appreciated but are not absolutely required as they can be provided by members of the lab.
Environment. The candidate will work in the Brisse group in close interactions with European partners of the SpARK project (coordinated by Ed Feil, Bath U.), and with bioinformaticians and microbiologists of the Brisse group: https://research.pasteur.fr/en/team/group-sylvain-brisse/
Conditions. The position is funded by the French Agence Nationale de la Recherche. The monthly salary will correspond to the standards in France (up to 2300 euro netto / month) and will depend on experience. The contract will be for 24 months. The positions is available from June 1st, 2017, but starting date can be delayed for a few months if the chosen candidate has agenda constraints.
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 May 1st, 2017.