[Genstructure] Postdoc position on fungal transposable element
annotation at INRA-URGI, Paris France
(by joelle.amselem from versailles.inra.fr)
Sun Apr 26 08:24:22 EST 2009
Bioinformatics post-doc position on fungal transposable element
annotation and analysis
An INRA post doctoral position is available for 2 years (1 year
renewable) at URGI (Genomic-Info Research Unit, Versailles 15 km West
of Paris, France).
The candidate will work on the annotation of the fungal barley
pathogen Blumeria graminis genome in the URGI fungal bioinformatics
team in close relationship with the "Blumeria" genome bioinformatics
team located at the Imperial College (London, UK).
URGI (http://urgi.versailles.inra.fr) hosts a bioinformatics platform
for plants and pathogens/pests genomic and genetic data integration.
Domains covered are structural and functional genome annotation,
genetic and physical mapping, transcriptomics, proteomics and genetic
resources. The URGI research activities cover data integration and
functional and evolutionary genomic studies. A strong emphasis is
made on repeats: their annotation, their impact on the genome, and
The applicant will actively contribute to the annotation of Blumeria
graminis genomic sequence (http://www.blugen.org) focusing on
transposable elements. As these elements represent a very large part
of the genome (80%), he/she will study their organization and
distribution as well as their impact on the genome and its evolution.
The applicant will participate to the comparative analysis of these
repeats to those of other fungi, including related species annotated
at URGI such as Botrytis cinerea (INRA-URGI/Bioger), and Sclerotinia
sclerotiorum (Broad Institute-NSF/USDA). The annotation will be
performed with REPET, a transposable element detection and annotation
pipeline developed at URGI (http://urgi.versailles.inra.fr/research/
transposable_elements.php). The development and improvement of
bioinformatics tools will be necessary.
To be considered applicants must have a non-French nationality and
have a PhD degree in bioinformatics or genomics, a strong experience
in computational genomics, and good programming skills. Basic
knowledge on transposable elements will be much appreciated.
Applications should provide a motivation letter, a curriculum vitae,
a list of publications, letters of support from two reference
scientists or their names and addresses to obtain further information.
Position opened as soon as possible
Requests for information or applications (REF-URGI-blugen2009-05) to:
joelle.amselem from versailles.inra.fr
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