Aix-Marseille University are seeking an excellent and highly motivated candidate with a general background in biology, holding a Master’s degree (MSc or equivalent) in one of the following areas: bioinformatics, genomics and/or molecular evolution. A first-hand experience in computational analysis of biological sequences will be highly appreciated, in as many as possible of the following areas: similarity searching, phylogeny, omics mining, proficiency in statistical methods using R, script programming in LINUX environments (Perl, python, bash etc.), familiarity with the use of compute farms.
The fellowship will be funded by the DOC2AMU program of Aix-Marseille University. The successful applicant will mainly work at the interface between two collaborating research teams of the Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography (MIO) (Team 1: Dr Guillaume Blanc) and the Institut Hospitalier Universitaire (IHU) Méditerranée Infection (Team 2: Dr Christelle Desnues).
The fellowship is exclusively restricted to a non-French student who has not resided in France for more than 1 year (i.e. second-year master student accepted if they have not done their first year in France). Your application must be submitted on the Web Portal before the deadline: April 9th, 2018. Starting date; October 1st, 2018. Informal queries are highly encouraged.