A postdoc position for a motivated and talented postdoctoral researcher is 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 genome evolution and mobile genetic elements (MGE) using comparative genomics and now aims at developing original work on the evolution and spread of antibiotic resistance. This position is funded by the Inception program, the Institut Pasteur and the Fondation Recherche Médicale.
Topic. The project aims at identifying and characterizing novel determinants of antibiotic resistance in enterobacteria (and placing them in meaningful evolutionary contexts). It will be done in tight collaboration with experimental biologists making functional studies (labs Mazel, Glaser, Barras at Pasteur) and biomathematicians developing novel analytic methods (Achaz, Lambert at Collège de France). The project involves the use of genomic, functional, and epidemiological data.
Representative publications: Oliveira, Nature Comm, 17; Cury, MBE, 18; Rendueles, PLoS Gen, 17; Duval, PNAS, 18; Clerissi, Nature Comm, 18.
Profiles. Young researchers with recent 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 position is funded by the PIA Inception, the Fondation Recherche Médicale and the Institut pasteur. The salary corresponds to the standard in France (2100€ to 2600€ after tax, depending on experience), including extended health coverage. The contract will be for 24 months, eventually renewable. The position is available from January 2020, but the exact starting date is negotiable (within the first semester of 2020).
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, the motivation to join our laboratory (1-2 pages), and the names and contacts of three references who we’ll contact to obtain advices on your application.
Materials should be emailed as a single PDF file to the principal investigator Eduardo Rocha (email@example.com), who can be reached for informal inquiries about the project and the unit (https://research.pasteur.fr/en/team/microbial-evolutionary-genomics/).