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Vacancy Title Post-doc Position: Bioinformatics and statistical analyses of worldwide protistan diversity
Country of employment France
Job description Starting date and duration: September 2009, for 3 years.
Required skills: primers design for new massive sequencing technology, data (millions of sequence tags) management, statistics, phylogenetics, assessment and analysis and of protistan ecological diversity.

A 36-months post-doctoral research position is available at the Station Biologique de Roscoff (CNRS/UPMC, France) to play a central role in the ANR project POSEIDON - PrOtiStan EcologIcal bioDiversity in Tara-OceaNs. POSEIDON is part of a larger project, Tara-Oceans, which aims at uncovering the links between planktonic biodiversity and biogeochemistry along a circum-global cruise, using a combination of novel high throughput sequencing and microscopy technologies. The candidate will occupy a central position for generating and analyzing the protistan genetic data from the 10 proposed open oceanic stations. She/he will participate to the design of group-specific primers and production of PCR products for 454 sequencing, and will lead the statistical analyses of the genetic data to explore their phylogenetic, biological, and ecological significance.

The candidate will have
- a doctoral degree in bioinformatics or computer science with a knowledge of genomic applications
- some knowledge of molecular biology and genetics is not mandatory but would be appreciated
- an excellent theoretical and applied knowledge in phylogenetics and statistics, and if possible numerical ecology
- strong background in database mining
- programming skills (knowledge of at least one of the following languages: Java, C, C++ or Perl)
- excellent communication, skills and team spirit, and a capacity to work in autonomy are essential.

Knowledge in eukaryote systematics and protistology is desirable but not essential

An application letter, resume, and contact information of at least 2 references should be directly sent to :

Dr. Colomban de Vargas,
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Contract type Contract duration specified
Daily basis Full Time
Gross salary 2500
Start time  -09-01
Duration of contract 3 years
CV submission deadline  -08-31
Last updated on 2009-05-26 by boutte
Contact Details
Contact person Boutte, Christophe
Institute Station Biologique de Roscoff - CNRS
Address Place Georges Teissier
Phone 00 33 (0)2 98 29 25 46

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