[Genstructure] Postdoc position on fungal transposable element annotation at INRA-URGI, Paris France

Joelle Amselem via genstruc%40net.bio.net (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

REF: URGI-blugen2009-05

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).

Context :
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  
their evolution.

Job description:
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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