PostDoc in Bioinformatics (UK) ~

29 de mayo de 2013

PostDoc in Bioinformatics (UK)

PostDoc position

We seek to hire a PostDoc with training in bioinformatics. The position is a 36-months position at the Molecular Ecology group of the Institute of Ecology, starting from 1 March 2014. Centering on the Alpine Space, the group's mission is interdisciplinary research, embedded in international collaboration networks. A list of research topics can be found at: The successful candidate will participate in the next-generation sequencing of Alpine insects.

1. de-novo assembly and annotation of ant and Drosophila transcriptomes and genomes, using mainly Illumina data
2. analysis of genome sequences of pooled individuals, including search for selection signatures
3. provision of advice / training to users in analysing high-throughput sequencing data and participation in other bioinformatics tasks as need arises in the group
4. participation in manuscript writing
5. participation in preparing grant applications
6. contact and collaboration with a range of scientists and laboratory technicians at the Faculty of Biology in Innsbruck, at other Austrian research facilities, and internationally

***Selection criteria***
A. PhD degree in bioinformatics or equivalent area
B. published research experience in bioinformatics, especially in the de-novo assembly and annotation of genomes using high-throughput sequencing data
C. excellent skills in the installation / maintenance of Linux systems for bioinformatic purposes
D. proficiency in Biopython, R, scripting languages (e.g. awk, Perl)
E. experience in the use of relevant software packages for transcriptome and genome analysis (e.g. Trinity, Mira, SOAPdenovo, SAMtools)
F. ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
G. ability to work independently
H. very good knowledge of English

The annual gross salary is Euro 47,765.20. The contract includes health insurance and 5 weeks of holidays annually.

***How to apply***
To apply, please submit by E-mail to <>: a cover letter, systematic point-by-point replies as to your readiness for the responsibilities and how you meet the selection criteria, brief statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, and complete list of publications. Also, arrange for at least one letter of recommendation to be sent to <>
Applications must be written in English. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate has been found.
The University of Innsbruck is striving to increase the percentage of female employees and therefore invites qualified women to apply. In the case of equivalent qualifications, women will be given preference. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

***The research institution and its environment***
Detailed information about the Molecular Ecology group can be found at The University of Innsbruck has a long-standing and internationally renowned tradition in life sciences and offers a vibrant research atmosphere. It has 27,000 students and 4,000 staff members. Innsbruck is situated in the Alps and very close to Switzerland, Germany and Italy; scenery and outdoor recreation are fantastic.

***More information needed?***
For more information, please contact: Birgit Schlick-Steiner <>

Birgit C. Schlick-Steiner
Professor of Molecular Ecology

Institute of Ecology
University of Innsbruck
Technikerstr. 25
6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Phone: +43 512 507-51750
Fax: +43 512 507-51799

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