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Postdoctoral position - Computational biology - Cancer epigenetics

A 3-year postdoctoral position in computational biology is available to work on an exciting interdisciplinary project on cancer epigenetics in Strasbourg, France. The successful candidate will join the computational team led by Anaïs Bardet within the experimental group of Michaël Weber and work in close collaboration with the theoretical group of Nacho Molina. 

We study the epigenetic regulation of cell identity using both computational and experimental approaches. The project will focus on the development of computational methods relying on the integration of large genomic datasets to study the role of transcription factors in establishing aberrant DNA methylation in cancer. Computational predictions will then be validated experimentally within our laboratory and will be used as input to infer transcription factor networks underlying cancer states. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated candidate with a PhD in bioinformatics or related discipline and a good publication record. Experience in analysing high-throughput genomic datasets and strong programming skills in Unix and R with a good understanding of molecular biology and genomics techniques is expected. Knowledge on statistical analysis, mathematical modeling or machine learning will be a plus. Good communication skills and ability to work in an interdisciplinary team are essential. 

We are a dynamic and international team of computational and experimental biologists. Our laboratory is located on the Strasbourg University campus, which is one of the best scientific centers in France, possess a highly stimulating multidisciplinary research environment with several world leading research institutes and cutting edge technological platforms. French is not mandatory as our working language is English, including during weekly lab meetings and journal clubs. Applications including a cover letter and a CV should be sent by email to as one PDF document. 

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Possible starting date: February 1st 2018. 

Anaïs Bardet (Project leader): 

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