Postdoctoral Fellow - Computational Analysis of Environmental Microbiome Data

  • EMBL
  • Germany
  • Sep 15, 2021
Science Full Time - Fixed Term

Job Description:

We are seeking highly motivated computational biologists to join the research group of Peer Bork within the Structural and Computational Biology Unit as a postdoctoral fellow. This bioinformatics group works on a wide range of topics with a current focus on microbiome analysis in ecosystems like the human gut and the ocean.  

Your role would be to analyse large-scale microbiomics data (metagenomes, metatranscriptomes, metabolomes etc.) for biological discoveries by data integration. Data will mostly come from various internal and external environmental microbiome projects, e.g. from ocean and soil, but also from human and other host-derived microbiomes. Different project areas are available, for example, (i) analysis of the diversity of the global microbiome both in terms of structure (species and strains) and function, (ii) integration of multi-omics data for functional interpretations, (iii) discovery of novel functional modules using sequence- and network-based approaches. The work aims at biological discoveries and will comprise both methodological and applied aspects.  



EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation with a very collegial and family friendly working environment. The remuneration package comprises a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme, medical, educational and other social benefits, and the availability of an excellent child care facility on campus.  

We are Europe’s flagship research laboratory for the life sciences – an intergovernmental organisation performing scientific research in disciplines including molecular biology, physics, chemistry and computer science. We are an international, innovative and interdisciplinary laboratory with more than 1600 employees from many nations, operating across six sites, in Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Hinxton near Cambridge, Hamburg, Grenoble and Rome. Our mission is to offer vital services in training scientists, students and visitors at all levels; to develop new instruments and methods in the life sciences and actively engage in technology transfer activities, and to integrate European life science research. Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.