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phylogenomics of protists

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Français - Anglais

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General information

Reference : UMR8079-LAUEME-003
Workplace : ORSAY
Date of publication : Friday, September 27, 2019
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 12 months
Expected date of employment : 1 December 2019
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : Gross salary: between 3784 et 5282 € according to experience
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : 1 to 4 years


The candidate will work in the context of the ERC Starting Grant Macro-EpiK, which aims, among others, at better understanding the diversity and evolution of eukaryotic genomes with an emphasis on the role of horizontal gene transfer (HGT).

During his/her postdoc, the candidate will take part in detecting and analysing HGT in various protist genomes generated and assembled in-house.


More specifically, the candidate will
- develop a pipeline aiming to automatically detect HGTs based on molecular phylogenetic approaches;
- Apply this pipeline onto several protist genomes;
- Analyse various properties of identified HGT candidates using bioinformatics.
- co-supervise Master's and PhD students


We will prioritize candidates with an excellent background in molecular phylogenetics and comparative genomics for large-scale analyses (i.e., at the scale of the eukaryotic domain). In addition, the candidate will have to be fluent in a programming language (preferably Perl or Python).

Additional requirements:
- English proficiency (written and spoken).
- Good presentation and communication skills
- Autonomy and organization
- Synthetic mind and critical thinking

Work Context

The Ecology, Systematics and Evolution (ESE) unit is coaffiliated CNRS – Paris-Sud University - AgroParisTech, and is located on the Paris-Sud campus, in Orsay. Orsay is 20 kms South of Paris and directly accessible by the RER (commuter train).

The candidate will be a member of the DEEM team (Diversity, Ecology et Evolution of Microbes:, which focuses on microorganismal diversity and evolution, using molecular phylogenetics and comparative genomics. The candidate will work closely with other members involved in the Macro-EpiK project and will be supervised by Laura Eme (

Our team is international and the working language is English. We work in a good atmosphere and an inclusive and supportive environment. We welcome candidates from all horizons!

Constraints and risks

No identified risks.

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