Posted: 31. 7. 2020

Postdoctoral Position in Bioinformatics (Aquatic Parasitology)

Institute of Parasitology

Employment contract


R2, R3



1. 1. 2021

30. 9. 2020

Job description:

24-month-position in “Aquatic Parasitology” is available to work on myxozoans (parasitic cnidarians) and parasitic flatworms (a joint project of the Laboratory of Fish Protistology – head Astrid Holzer, and Laboratory of Helminthology – head Tomáš Scholz).
The research project will be focused on comparative analyses of genomes, transcriptomes and proteomes to better understand host-parasite interactions at the molecular level and to elucidate the evolution of parasitism in cnidarians and flatworms (Platyhelminthes).





Other requirements:

Candidates should have at maximum of 7 years after PhD (no earlier than in 2014 with the exception of the maternity leave and long-term illness) in the area of bioinformatics, biostatistics, applied mathematics, computational biology or related research fields.
The candidate should demonstrate strong programming skills and experience with assembly and filtration of next-generation sequencing data (Illumina, Nanopore), statistical modelling, or machine learning.
Having first-authored research publications in the field of sequence analyses is a strong plus.
Candidates that worked in the Czech Republic for the past two or more years are excluded.


- Friendly international working environment
- Benefits from a social fund
- Dedicated funds for conference and workshops attendance and for open-access publications
- Support of leisure time activities
- Health insurance

Additional information:

Other comments:

The Institute of Parasitology is one of the largest centres of parasitological research and provides all state-of-the-art facilities required to undertake a multi-disciplinary repertoire of methods, enabling studies on host-parasite interactions at the organismal, cellular and molecular levels. The Institute is located in České Budějovice (Budweis), the central district to the South Bohemia region and known for its original Budweiser (Budvar) beer. České Budějovice, two hours south of Prague in South Bohemia, and the proximity to other cities and countries is favourable, as it is tucked in a nook between upper Austria and Bavaria. The city is surrounded by the UNESCO heritage sites of Český Krumlov and Holašovice, and the pristine nature of the Bohemian Forest National Park.

The BC CAS is a holder of the HR Excellence in Research Award. Our selection process is transparent, open, non-discriminating and fair. For more information about the researchers recruitment policy at our institution, see www.bc.cas.cz/en/about-us/employment/.

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