11/02/2019
The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers

Engineer in computer biology / bioinformatics


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Universite de Montpellier
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    EngineeringBiomaterial engineering
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    19/08/2019 12:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    France › Montpellier
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    36
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/09/2019
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    2019-1519

  • Context : The Data & Life Sciences initiative aims at offering services to life scientists in Montpellier and at contributing to the development of methods and software to analyze large-scale data in the fields of health, environment and agronomy. The initiative is hiring a pool of 3 research engineers. They will provide support to the community of life scientists in the area of data management and processing, in coordination with existing service activities at BioCampus, MBB, hospitals, ICM and IRCM platforms. We are looking for a motivated and talented bioinformatician who has a relevant experience in the domain of bioinformatics with respect to high-throughput technology data.

The candidate must be fluent in both written and spoken English and possess good presentation and communication skills. A PhD in bioinformatics would be an asset.  He/She should be able to interact with people with diverse backgrounds and skills in bioinformatics and biology.

 

  • Main mission : 
  • Depending on his/her profile, the successful candidate will apply his/her knowledge creatively to:

    - statistical problems in the biological and health sciences, with a focus on, but not limited to, medical statistics, statistical genetics and

    environmental statistics,

    -implementation of inference models, if possible in R or other open-source programming language,

    -perform bioinformatics analysis, with a focus on, but not limited to, high-throughput technologies and next-generation sequencing,

    -use bioinformatics technology, essentially sequence analysis (DNA sequencing, sequence assembly, genome annotation, computational

    evolutionary biology, comparative genomics, pan genomics…) and gene and protein expression, to analyze and integrate large-scale multi-omic

    datasets in a collaborative setting,

    -animate a group of engineers through the setup of seminars/meetings, participate to the elaboration of mini-courses.

 

  • Activities :
  • Technical consulting,
  • Implementation/validation of existing packages,
  • Data analysis,
  • Development of novel packages,
  • Tech watch,
  • Reporting,
  • Communication on the available service.

Selection process

Terms of recruitment : 

Submit your CV and cover letter to the following address : 

http://www.recrutements.univ-montp2.fr/offres/#RECHER

 

Applications (CV + Cover letter) shall also be sent to: alice.cleynen@umontpellier.fr

 

End of  applications submission : le 08/19/2019 - 12.00 pm

Contacts for any further information : 

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent
    FRENCH: Good

Skills/Qualifications

Main expertise

Knowledge :

  • Bioinformatics tools to analyze omics data,
  • Classical omics-data format (fastq, bam, cychp, etc),
  • Good understanding of biological concepts.

 

Operational expertise :

  • Programming skills in R, Python and C++,
  • Practical experience with Galaxy,
  • Project management, including dedicated tools,
  • Good communication skills in French and English,

 

    Specific Requirements

    Required diploma :

    • Ph.D. or Engineer’s Degree,
    • Preferably in bioinformatics or computer science.

    Map Information

    Job Work Location Personal Assistance locations
    Work location(s)
    1 position(s) available at
    Institut Montpelliérains Alexander Grothendieck (UMR 5149 IMAG)
    France
    Montpellier
    34090
    Rue du truel

    EURAXESS offer ID: 379055

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