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Postdoctoral appointment in Metabolic Modeling


Employer: Institute of Systems and Synthetic Biology
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Posted: June 3, 2014
Expires: July 31, 2014
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The institute of Systems and Synthetic Biology (iSSB) has an immediate opening to develop Computer-Aided Design tools for metabolic engineering applications. The institute is part of Genopole, a consortium of leading research academic and private laboratories in genomics, post-genomics and related sciences. The job location is in Evry, 35 km south of Paris, 30 min by suburban train. Job Description: The position awardee (1 year renewable) will joint iSSB's Bio-RetroSynth team and will be responsible for developing software based on in-house chemical fingerprints and kernel methods to design novel metabolic pathways. More information on the work the research team is currently pursuing can be found in Carbonell P et al. Nucleic Acids Res 2014, PMID: 24792156 and ACS Synth. Biol. 2013, PMID: 24131345, as well as at http://www.issb.genopole.fr/~faulon. Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a recent Ph.D. in computational biology, computational chemistry or computer science. Essential qualifications include background knowledge in machine learning applied to bioinformatics and/or cheminformatics and excellent programming skills in languages such as C++, Java, Perl, Python, PHP, as well as scientific software (R or Matlab). Experience with software project development, familiarity with relational databases, strong collaborative skills and ability to work and communicate in a team environment is also required. Experience with software project development, and familiarity with relational databases, is not a prerequisite but is desirable. We offer a competitive compensation package, which will be commensurate upon qualifications and experience. Applicants should send their CV, a cover letter, and three names of references to Prof. Jean-Loup Faulon to the following contact e-mail address: brs-job@issb.genopole.fr

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