[BioC] Post-doc position in Paris

Joern Toedling Joern.Toedling at curie.fr
Mon Jul 6 11:09:48 CEST 2009

This might be of interest to people looking for a post-doc position and the
chance to get their hands dirty in next-generation sequencing data analysis...

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Subject: Post-doc position in Bioinformatics and Computational Systems
Biology of Breast Cancer research in Paris
Date:    Tue, June 30, 2009 4:06 pm

Post-doc position in Bioinformatics and Computational Systems Biology of
Breast Cancer research at the Institut Curie, Paris, France

A postdoc position is open at Institut Curie in the context of the GEPIG
(Genetics and Epigenetics of Tumor, http://gepig.curie.fr) project, an
integrated approach to profile Breast Cancer from model systems to biological

This project is funded through the INCa (National Institute of Cancer) and
Institut Curie. It proposes an integrated program to decipher genomic and
epigenetic defects using a combination of complementary expertise, tools,
models, and a unique tumor bank with the aim to improve the understanding of
the biological mechanisms of tumor progression. A strong emphasis will be
given to the generation and analysis of large sets of data in particular
using new generation sequencing approaches.
This project brings together research groups from the Institute, covering a
range of expertises from pathology (X. Sastre, A. Vincent Salomon) to
genetics (O. Delattre, A. Nicolas, M-H. Stern), epigenetics (G. Almouzni,
E. Heard, F. Radvanyi, A. Taddei), bioinformatics and mathematical
modelling (E. Barillot).
The position is for a duration of 2 years with possible extension. An
immediate start is possible.

Mission of the postdoc:
The postdoc will work under the joint supervision of Dr Geneviève Almouzni
(Laboratory of nuclear dynamics and genome plasticity) and Dr Emmanuel
Barillot (Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Computational Systems Biology of
Cancer). She/he will be involved in the generation (experimental design) and
computational analysis of data encompassing several levels of observations
including transcriptome profiling (including small RNAs), DNA methylation and
histone variants and modification analyses.

Profile of candidates:
The ideal candidate will have a strong background both in
bioinformatics/statistics and in molecular biology. Previous experience in
sequence analysis will constitute an advantage. The candidate must have a
strong capability to collaborate simultaneously with experimentalists and

Location: Institut Curie (http://www.curie.fr/), Paris, France.
Institut  Curie is one of the largest European institutions for cancer
research with strong and longstanding interdisciplinary traditions. The
existence of Curie hospital specialized in cancer treatment located on the
same site, provides a continuum of expertise from fundamental research to
patient care. Its situation in the center of Paris offers a unique
environment both culturally and scientifically.

Please send your CV, a letter of motivation and letters of references to
bcsb32 at curie.fr

Deadline for application is July 31st, 2009

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