Postdoctoral position (Reference ICETA – 2019-45) in environmental metagenomics

Updated: about 1 year ago
Deadline: 19 May 2019

We seek candidates with computational background and/or experimental wet-lab background.


- A PhD degree or equivalent (or have submitted their PhD thesis for assessment before the application deadline) on molecular biology, genetics, computational biology, bioinformatics, computer science, or related areas.

- Publication of their own research in international, peer-reviewed journals.

- Candidates with computational background are expected to have knowledge and experience in the analysis of biological high-throughput sequencing data.

- Candidates with experimental wet-lab background are expected to have strong expertise in DNA laboratory work and an open mind to learn computation.

- Ability to learn and master new technologies and skills

- Excellent oral and written communication skills

- Fluent in English


- Candidates with computational: solid computer programming, statistical, data mining, and machine learning skills

- Candidates with experimental wet-lab background: experience in the use of a scripting language

- Data analysis methods: including statistical analyses; scripting in R, Python or similar languages; bioinformatics methods for analysis of high throughput sequencing data; and high quality data presentation for publication.

- Organisation of sample collection, preservation and archiving

- Working knowledge of LINUX operating systems

- Experience in second generation sequencing technologies

- Experimental planning and working effectively both independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

- Well-developed collaborative skills.

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