Postoctoral fellowship in bioinformatics and computational biology: Italy

Postdoc Position in Bioinformatics, Metagenomics and the Environmental Antibiotic Resistome

The Molecular Ecology Group (MEG) of the Water Research Institute of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR-IRSA) in Verbania is looking for a postdoctoral researcher in the computational analysis of microbiome data ranging from water and wastewater microbial communities to hostand environment-associated microbial communities, to single strain genomic reconstruction and analysis, and metatranscriptomics.

Specific tasks will focus on the development of specific pipelines for the analysis of the antibiotic resistome in microbial communities, gene phylogeny, phenotype evolution, and transcriptomics.

Expected Profile: PhD or equivalent certified experience in bioinformatics, computational biology, statistical genetics, human microbiota, and microbial ecology. Good programming skills, proficiency in Unix/Linux and cluster experience. Strong independence and willingness in collaborating in researches covering multiple fields of microbial ecology

The MEG is an exciting, interdisciplinary group with excellent facilities and a leading position in microbial ecology, biogeography and in the study of antibiotic resistance in the environment. The MEG is located in Verbania at the CNR-IRSA Institute, on the beautiful shore of Lake Maggiore in Italy at the border with Switzerland. The MEG is involved in several projects in partnership with more than 50 national or international leading research centres and universities.

The selected candidate will have free access for 1 month to the Institute’s guest house. The contract is for 1+1 year, extendable for a maximum of additional 4 years. Net salary is about 1500 euros/month for the first year, the position is not imposing the continuative presence of the researcher in the Institute.

Deadline for application: 17 January 2020, expected starting date: March 2020.

To apply: Please contact Dr. Gianluca Corno ( or Dr. Andrea Di Cesare ( or Dr. Ester M. Eckert ( to get more information on the procedures (a couple of forms in Italian to be filled, CV and publications list are required).

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