ERC-funded Postdoctoral Fellow in Bioinformatics

The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) is a world-leading institute in global health with a particular focus on low- and middle-income countries. Associated with the University of Basel, Swiss TPH combines research, services, and education and training at the local, national and interna-tional level. About 850 people from more than 80 nations work at Swiss TPH focusing on infectious and non-communicable diseases, environment, society and health as well as health systems and interventions.
The Tuberculosis Research Unit at Swiss TPH is looking for a person to join the team as a: ERC-funded Postdoctoral Fellow in Bioinformatics.

The Unit conducts cutting-edge research on host-pathogen interaction at the lab/field interface. A particular focus is on the population genomics of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) and its interaction with human genetic diversity as well as on the evolution of antibiotic resistance. Our Unit generates large amounts of population- and functional genomic data (e.g. RNAseq, large-scale proteomics and metabolomics). The candidate is expected to work on his/her own specific project as well as in close collaboration with other members of the Unit.

This position is funded through a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant recently awarded to Prof. Sébastien Gagneux and will initially be for 2 years with potential for extension. Salary will be according to the regulations of the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Your position

  • Perform population, comparative and functional genomics analyses of Mtb
  • Identify links between Mtb genomic variation and experimental/clinical phenotypes
  • Explore interactions between Mtb diversity and human genomic variation
  • Study the evolution of Mtb antibiotic resistance within- and between hosts

Your profile

  • Expertise in next-generation sequence analysis
  • Expertise in statistical analysis of –omics data and data integration
  • Knowledge of programming languages common to bioinformatics (R and phyton)
  • Excellent command (speaking and writing) of English

Application / Contact

If you are interested, please submit your application including:

  • CV
  • Motivational letter
  • Diploma
  • Names and contact information (email or phone) of 3 references

Please note that we can only accept applications via our online recruiting tool: . Applications via e-mail or external recruiter will not be considered.

Starting date is 1 January 2021 or upon agreement and the position is based in Basel.

For further information about the position, please contact Prof. Sébastien Gagneux (email: ), Head of Tuberculosis Research.

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