Open positions

Open positions


Scientific Programmer

The institute of Systems and Synthetic Biology (iSSB) has an immediate opening for a scientific programmer for applications in the fields of chemoinformatics and bioinformatics. The institute is part of Genopole, a consortium of leading research academic and private laboratories in genomics, post-genomics and related sciences. The job location is in Evry, 35 km south of Paris, 30 min by suburban train.

Job Description:

The position awardee (1 year renewable) will be responsible for developing algorithms based on in-house chemical fingerprints and kernel methods to construct novel metabolic reactions and pathways (see http://www.issb.genopole.fr/~faulon/retropath.php and references herein for more information)

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have a recent Ph.D. / MS in computer science, chemical or biological sciences. Essential qualifications include excellent programming skills in languages such as C++, Java, Perl, Python, PHP, as well as scientific software (R or Matlab.). Experience with software project development, familiarity with relational databases, strong collaborative skills and ability to work and communicate in a team environment is also required. Some experience in chemoinformatics or bioinformatics is not a prerequisite but is desirable.

We offer a competitive compensation package, which will be commensurate upon qualifications and experience. Applicants should send their CV, a cover letter, and three names of references to Prof. Jean-Loup Faulon to the following contact e-mail address: Jean-Loup.Faulon@issb.genopole.fr.


Research Associate in Synthetic Biology

The institute of Systems and Synthetic Biology (iSSB) has an immediate research associate opening in the field of Synthetic Biology. The institute is part of Genopole, a consortium of leading research academic and private laboratories in genomics, post-genomics and related sciences. The job location is in Evry, 35 km south of Paris, 30 min by commuter train.

Job Description:

The research scientist will join an interdisciplinary team of chemists, computational, and molecular biologists, working on a metabolic engineering project funded by Genopole, the French National Scientific Research Center (CNRS) and the French National Research funding Agency (ANR Chair of Excellence). The project, which is aimed at using retrosynthesis for bioproduction, encompasses both computational and experimental studies. The postdoctoral appointee will assist the metabolic engineering experimental team already involved at producing chemicals and therapeutics by engineering bacterial strains.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have a recent Ph.D. in biochemistry or microbiology. Required qualifications include experience in molecular biology, recombinant DNA technique, and microbial cell culture. Preference will be given to applicants with specific experience in one or more of the following areas: metabolomics and mass spectrometry, bench-scale characterization and fermentation of recombinant strains, enzyme activity assays. The position requires proven analytical, written, interpersonal, and presentation skills. Self-motivation is essential, as is an affinity for working in a diverse team environment.

Contact details:

Applicants should send their CV, a cover letter, and three names of references to

Prof. Jean-Loup Faulon, institute of Systems & Synthetic Biology, University Evry Val d'Essonne, Jean-Loup.Faulon@issb.genopole.fr, Phone: +331 69 47 44 47, http://www.issb.genopole.fr/~faulon