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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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