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Microbial Bioinformatician - IM

Microbial Bioinformatician - IM
INSTITUTE OF MICROBIOLOGY, Czech Academy of Sciences, v. v. i. Laboratory of Environmental Microbiology
Center for Systems Biology (C4SYS) is a part of the Institute of Microbiology of the CAS oriented towards research in the field of sequencing data analysis and their combination with metadata. In addition to research and tool development, important part of the mission is the training of scientific staff in bioinformatics and provision of solutions to specific bioinformatic problems of individual researchers.
We are looking for an independent person with a professional experience in bioinformatics that will be involved in tool development, data analysis and teaching bioinformatic approaches that will mostly consider high-throughput amplicon and shotgun data obtained by DNA and RNA sequencing of complex environments. The position is foreseen as a long-term, so there is a good chance for extension after the initial one-year period.
We expect that the applicant has the following qualifications:
• PhD degree within the field of bioinformatics, microbiology, ecology or similar
• Practical experience in the field of bioinformatics, statistics and coding.
• Experience with the use of large computing facilities
• First authored papers in highly ranked journals in the field of bioinformatics
• Experience with Java scripting, Python programming and the R is an advantage
• Motivation for indepedent scientific work as well as development of bioinformatic tools on demand and teaching/training and interest in microbial ecology and ecosystem functioning
• Excellence in English is a requirement
We offer the work in an international team closely collaborationg with the Laboratory of Environmental Microbiology of the Institute of Microbiology in Prague, Czech Republic (see e.g. and access to interesting datasets produced by the host institution and their collaborators. There is a long-term perspective of the position after the initial period.
Please send your Curriculum Vitae, motivation letter and contacts to at least two independent professionals who can provide reference.
Application deadline is June 10, 2016.
For more information, please contact Petr Baldrian (baldrian [-at-]