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Bioinformatics research associate

The Bioinformatics Research Group (lead by Paweł Łabaj, PhD, DSc) at the Małopolska Centre of Biotechnology of Jagiellonian University (Kraków, Poland) is looking for a motivated post-doc who wants to apply data science techniques to understand the microbial intra-community synergies. The application deadline: September 30th!


The project

Extended microbiome characterization by the exploitation of the microbial intra-community synergies -- towards better understanding of the Exposome

The role

Your work will be focused on bioinformatic analysis of available and newly acquired metagenomic microbiome data in defined use cases in order to exploit microbial intra-community synergies. You will be closely collaborating with our partners from University of Białystok responsible for development of MultiDimensional Feature Selection (MDFS) solution capable to identify microbial synergies. You will be also responsible for follow up results contextualization. You are going to work closely with a PhD students and other Group members involved in this project.

As the data are coming from various collaborations/consortia/projects you will be also involved in active collaboration with those, especially with MetaSUB International Consortium.


Małopolska Centre for Biotechnology (MCB) is a flagship biotechnology institute of Southern Poland and one of the most promising biomedical institutes in Central/Eastern Europe. It is part of the Jagiellonian University, and its excellence is based on three main areas: computational biology, structural biology and plant biology. The first area, computational biology, has recently been undergoing rapid growth, with a recent start of several groups, including Microbial Genomics (Dr. Rafał Mostowy), Structural and Functional Genomics (Dr. Tomasz Kościółek), and Transcriptomics/Metagenomics (myself). The institute will also profit from the interactions with the nearby industry (Ardigen). Microbiome is a nascent field in Central/Eastern Europe and at the moment Kraków, especially MCB with 3 groups oriented around different facets of microbiome research, are rising as the leaders in this field.

MCB offers an international and collaborative environment with access to state-of-the-art infrastructure in both experimental and computational biology. MCB hosts many world-class research groups, including the Max Planck Research Group in Structural Biology (Glatt Lab), the Bionanoscience and Biochemistry Group (Heddle Lab), the Plant Molecular Biology Group (Yamada Lab) or the Virogenetics and Virology Group (Pyrć Lab).

The successful candidate will

  • have PhD degree in computer science, biology, bioinformatics, automatic control, physics, mathematics or related disciplines,

  • have excellent written and oral communication skills in English,

  • have an expertise in at least one programming language (esp. Python),

  • have an expertise in metagenomic data analysis, big data exploration, or in machine learning,

  • have an ability to collaborate,

  • enjoy interdisciplinary work,

  • understand the importance of communication and interactions with other members of the Group, collaborators and other members of the Centre.

How to inquire

Please send an email to (in email title please include “SONATA BIS Research Associate” and your first and last names) till September 30th!

More info about application and required documents can be found here.