A researcher position under the supervision of Dr. Claudio Donati is available in the Computational Metagenomics unit, Computational Biology Centre of the Research and Innovation Centre.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and implementation of methods and algorithms for the integration and analysis of data from different sources (genomic sequences, metagenomics, metatranscriptomics) to describe the interactions between the host, its life style and the microbial flora defined both at the taxonomic and functional level
-Set up of a computational pipeline for the metabolic reconstruction from metagenomic data;
-Design, installation and administration of appropriate databases of metabolic pathways;
-Development of computational methods of analysis of metagenomic and metatranscriptomic data;
-Development or adaptation of software tools and scripts to meet project needs;
-Support to the community of users
Language: English (B1) or higher. Preference will be given to candidates who are able to draft their own research papers in advanced English.
IT: Good knowledge of the Unix operating system. Working knowledge of at least one modern programming language (C, C++, Java, Python, etc). Experience with scientific computing software (MATLAB, R, etc) desirable. Experience with High Performance Computing environment is a plus
Title: PhD in a quantitative discipline such as Mathematics, Physics or Computer Science or in Biology with a strong quantitative and computational background, or at least five years of documented experience in Bioinformatics, Genomics or Computational Biology
Experience: Five years experience in the following fields:
-Experience with sequence data analysis tools;
-Experience with the analysis of systems biology data;
-Experience with methods of Next Generation Sequencing Data analysis
Must possess strong organizational skills and an affinity for problem solving. Excellent written and verbal communications skills, and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively are strongly preferred
Supervision: Claudio Donati
More details and application can be found online at
Deadline for application: September 30th, 2013.