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Posted: 31. 7. 2020

Postdoctoral Position in Bioinformatics (Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases)

Institute of Parasitology

Employment contract

Researcher

R2, R3

Fixed-term

Full-time

1. 3. 2021

30. 9. 2020

Job description:

17-month-position in “Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases” is available as a join project of the Laboratory of Vector Immunology (head Petr Kopáček) and Laboratory of Genomics and Proteomics of Disease Vectors (head Michail Kotsyfakis).
The applicant’s responsibility will be the creation of a dynamic expression database of proteins throughout tick (Ixodes ricinus) life stages and in reponse to blood feeding. The resulting database should be placed on publicaly accessible server (will be discussed) and should be performed under the headline of the Institute of Parasitology BC CAS. This database will be based on MACE-Seq – 3’mRNA / UTR sequencing‎ for copy number/mRNA representativeness accompanied with RNAseq data for full-sequence reads.

Requirements:

PhD

Languages:

Excellent

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

Benefits:

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

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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