Open PhD position

Bioinformatics (3 years)

PhD in bioinformatics, focusing on orphan genes in bacteria (Poland)

The Department of Computational Biology at the Faculty of Biology at Adam Mickiewicz University (Poland, Poznan) has a position for a PhD student to work on computational methods for identification of bacterial orphan genes, which may serve as potential drug targets.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Identification and functional annotation of taxonomically-restricted genes in bacteria. The characterized sequences may, among others, serve as molecular markers for metagenomic projects and become a potent candidate for new pharmacological therapies.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • MSc degree in Biology/Bioinformatics or related discipline (e.g. biotechnology, computer science)
  • molecular biology background
  • knowledge of gene evolution mechanisms
  • programming skills (e.g. Python / Perl / Ruby) [optional: C/C++]
  • fluent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • independent thinking, intellectual curiosity, high motivation and team spirit are skills that are more than welcome
STARTING DATE

March/April 2018

SALARY

4500 PLN (~1000 EUR)

HOW TO APPLY

Your application file should contain a motivation letter, your marks and degrees during your Bachelor and Master studies with ranking, CV and publication list (if applicable), a summary of your previous research experience, and addresses of 1-2 referees.

Contact: Professor Wojciech Karlowski, Director of the Department of Computational Biology AMU (wmk@amu.edu.pl).

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION

01 February 2018

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