Bioinformatician / Computational Biologist


Position: Postdoc
Job typeContract
Remuneration amount/month: 13 000 PLN of full cost, i.e. expected net salary of 7500 PLN
Position starts on: January – April 2019
Period of contract: 1 year (with possibility of extension)
First TEAM project: Cellular mechanisms handling failed mitochondrial protein translocation events
Project leader: Dr. Piotr Brągoszewski

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Analysis and integration of different types of NGS/omics data with main focus on transcriptomics.
  • Functional interpretation of results of omics experiments including pathway and gene set enrichment analysis, identification of clusters, generation and comparison of signatures, correlation with phenotypic features and clinical endpoints
  • Participation in experimental design and data analysis
  • Participation in data preparation for publication
  • Active participation in lab meetings, scientific seminars and conferences

Profile of candidates/requirements:

  • PhD degree (or equivalent) in bioinformatics, computational biology, biostatistics, biomedical informatics or a related field
  • Excellent knowledge of computational methods for the analysis, integration and interpretation of high-throughput biological data from sequencing and array-based technologies
  • Excellent programming, data analysis and data visualization skills in R/Bioconductor; python/perl programing
  • Familiarity with Linux/Unix command line and high-performance computing environments
  • Sound understanding of biology
  • Very good command of English
  • Motivation and passion for research work
  • Experience with the application of machine learning methods to biomedical data; experience with automated biological imaging data processing; experience with manuscript preparation will all be considered a plus

Required documents:
1. Motivation letter (in English)
2. CV including research record (in English)
3. Contact details of the scientific supervisor and other referee/s if available

We offer:

– Participation in an exciting research project
– Work in young, diverse, active, team in the excellent scientific environment and with a good access to research infrastructure
– Participation in courses and conferences

Substantive inquiries can be addressed directly to the project leader Dr. Piotr Brągoszewski

Please submit the following documents to:

Deadline: 16 December 2018
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Deadline: 16/12/2018

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