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Posted: 16. 10. 2020

Postdoctoral scientist in Computational Biology / Bioinformatics

Institute of Parasitology

Employment contract


R2, R3




3000 €

4. 1. 2021

17. 11. 2020

Job description:

We are looking for a computational biology / bioinformatics scientist to process and analyse evolutionary and functional ‘omics’ research data of myxozoans, parasitic flatworms and their hosts. You will work in joint projects of the Laboratory of Fish Protistology and the Laboratory of Helminthology, where, in close collaboration with data producers, you will lead the efforts on analysis and integration of high-throughput datasets. Research focusses on the assembly and comparative analysis of genomes, transcriptomes and proteomes to better understand host-parasite interaction and evolution of selected aquatic parasites that are responsible also for pathologies in wild and cultured fish, with some being of major importance to the aquaculture industry.
The position in funded by the EC via the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF).

This is an opportunity for a bioinformatics scientist to join exciting projects in an inspiring and dynamic setting. We offer a great work environment for passionate scientists. The contract for the position will be initially limited to 2 years, starting January 2021.



Experience in data analysis in at least one field (comparative genomics, phylogenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics)



Other requirements:

- PhD in bioinformatics or similar experience (not predating 2014)
- Experience in data analysis in at least one field (comparative genomics, phylogenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics)
- Experience with setup of pipelines/workflows
- Profound programming expertise (e.g. R, Python, Java)
- Advanced software engineering skills are an advantage
- Experience in big data and high-performance computing and machine learning techniques is an advantage
- Ability to work in a team and pursue goals in a focussed way
- Excellent written/oral communication skills
- Candidates from Czech institutions should not have worked in the country for longer than 2 years prior to application


- 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 host laboratories are composed of an international team of more than 28 scientists, postdocs and students
working together on understanding myxozoan and flatworm parasites, from an evolutionary and host-parasite
interaction perspective. The laboratories operate on a truly multidisciplinary basis and involve functional
genomics and proteomics, structural analysis, chemical biology, bioinformatics and physiology, reflecting the
blend of expertise of the laboratory members.


Application details:
The Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences aims to promote equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, competences and potential. We welcome applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds. The Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences 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 https://www.bc.cas.cz/en/about-us/employment/otm-r-policy/ .

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