Bioinformatician Position at CNRS in Montpellier, France

We are seeking a bioinformatician to join our team to conduct computational biology work on high throughput sequencing data. The successful applicant will contribute computational and bioinformatics expertise to an ANR and EU-funded project devoted to characterise the genomics of speciation in the house mouse. Work will include the development of bioinformatics pipelines in Perl and/or Python to automate the analysis of NGS data sets (assembly of genome resequencing and RNAseq data, SNP and structural variant detection, epigenomics and transcriptomics analysis). The successful applicant will be expected to work as part of a team and to train biologist colleagues to NGS data analysis.  Candidates will hold a Master or PhD degree in any relevant area of expertise (bioinformatics, computer sciences, genomics) with some working experience in bioinformatics or life science research IT.  Extensive knowledge of  bioinformatics tools and NGS applications as well as a proven background in analysing Next Generation Sequencing data is required.  Strong programming skills in Perl/Python is expected, and knowledge in R and C ++ programming would be a plus.

This post will be based in Montpellier (South of France), European centre of excellence in biodiversity research and known for its quality of life in the Mediterranean region. The Institute for Evolutionary Biology has a long lasting history of research excellence in genetics and evolution and the successful applicant will directly benefit from  this outstanding scientific environment while building a strong and valuable experience in biodiversity informatics. Candidates will not need to speak French and the working language will be English.

This post is fixed term for 2 years and net monthly salary will be 2100-2500 Euros depending on experience.

Applications should be sent to AND by ***10 April 2012*** and should include a detailed CV, names and contact details of 3 referees and a 1-page statement which will detail your bioinformatics experience (programming languages, research projects, training workshops, development of software, pipelines or tutorials).

Dr. Carole Smadja

CNRS research scientist

Chargée de recherches CNRS

Institut des Sciences de l¹Evolution

cc065, Université Montpellier 2

34095 Montpellier, France

Phone: +33 (0)4 67 14 92 70

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