The Department of Computing at the University of Turku is opening a full-time position for a doctoral researcher or research assistant in statistical and computational microbial ecology.

The starting date is 1.3.2023 or later, to be set by mutual agreement. The fixed-term contract will be made for 24 months, after which a possible continuation is agreed upon separately.

The position focuses on the development of Bayesian probabilistic models for analysing spatial and temporal microbial ‘omic data from an ecological perspective. The project aims at advancing our understanding of the assembly and functioning of microbial communities through applications of the developed approaches to environmental and human microbiome data.

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A prestigious INSPIRE Fellowship, which is a Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie co-funded postdoctoral fellowship programme, is available.

The first call will be on the 30th of June and the successful applicant will be based in APC Microbiome Ireland, Cork, one of the world’s leading microbiome institutes.

The successful applicant would carry out a bioinformatics-based project on the role of the microbiome in inflammatory bowel disease under the supervision of Prof. Marcus Claesson.

For details please contact Prof. Marcus Claesson. Contact details at the COST Action website.


The research team of associate prof. Leo Lahti is seeking a researcher willing to support the development and benchmarking of data analysis techniques in human microbiome studies to accomplish the objectives of ML4Microbiome WG2.

The collaboration can be carried out by submitting a request for a Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM) or Virtual Mobility (VM) grant.

Leo Lahti’s team focuses on the development of computational methods for microbial ecology and metagenomics. The timing and content of the STSM or VM activity will be agreed upon together with the candidate.

More information on the research is available at – the interested candidates can contact Leo Lahti | | +358 50 436 4626.”

Each year ML4Microbiome offers a variety of grants for our researchers and innovators from COST member countries.

Visit the ML4Microbiome website to find out more about the following grant opportunities:
Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM)
Conference grants for Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC)
Virtual Mobility grants
Dissemination grants


Please be informed that the topics of all grants and your research work should be strictly related to the ML4Microbiome Action aims and WGs aims.

Should you need any further information please do contact our Grant coordinator Tatjana Loncar-Turukalo!

The laboratory of Prof. Alexandre Kuhn at the Institute of Life Technologies is seeking a motivated and experienced bioinformatician with a strong background in the analysis of high-throughput DNA sequencing data.

Deadline for application: 5 December 2021

Selection criteria
PhD degree and strong track record in Bioinformatics, Computational Genomics or equivalent
Previous experience with the analysis of sequencing data generated with Oxford Nanopore Technologies and/or with microbial genomics is an advantage
Enthusiastic team player keen on interacting with molecular biologists, able to share their bioinformatics wizardry with the team
Ability to work independently and drive projects to the finish-line
In addition to English, good knowledge of French (or German) is desired

Employment 100%
Place of work Sion
Starting date as soon as possible or to be determined
Contract duration 1 year (renewable)

For further information, please contact Prof. Alexander Khun

  • Would you like to learn how to prepare and analyse different human samples using whole-genome sequencing?
  • Are you interested in developing pipelines and analysing microbiome data?
  • Do you want to learn how to correlate microbiome with clinical data?

A combined laboratory and bioinformatic PhD position is available at the University of Fribourg from February 2022 for a study on “Antibiotic-induced disruption of the maternal and infant microbiota and adverse health outcomes – The ABERRANT study

Deadline: November 30, 2021

For more info look at the Call

Call open for applications for Virtual Networking Support (VNS) Manager and Virtual Mobility (VM) Grants.

Info at VNS Tools – ML4 Microbiome

Deadline for Applications: 30 June 2021

We are looking for a bioinformatician with experience in biostatistics and analyses of microbiome data (deadline for application is Sep 30, 2020), to work on a research project for 9 months. The position is funded by Portuguese Funds and it will be at MyBiome, a spin-off of NOVA Medical School There will be the possibility for employees to work remotely.

For further information and to apply please contact: Cláudia Marques and Diogo Pestana.


Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Microbiome and Lung Research

At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Science, a full-time (100 %) position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow is available for a period of three (3) years. The position is part of the project ”Oral and Environmental Microbiome, Endotoxin and Lung Health; the United Airways concept extended”, financed by the Research Council of Norway.

Apply here

A Fellowship position for a Postdoctoral researcher is available at the Akershus University Hospital, based at the Department of Microbiology and Infection Control, The Norwegian HPV Reference Laboratory – – in the project:
Human papillomavirus mutation and integration profiles for specific cervical cancer diagnostics

Link to job

Deadline for application: 10/08/2020