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Old 09-19-2012, 05:10 AM   #1
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Default Bioinformatics/Biostatistics analyst position at CNRS-IPMC, Nice, France

« France-Génomique » is looking for a bioinformatics specialist in charge of the biostatistical development for the Nice / Sophia Antipolis (06) platform

Workplace: IPMC (UMR7275), Sophia Antipolis campus (06),
Contract duration: 18 months, renewable. Beginning of the contract can be December 1st 2012.
Salary: depending on experience, based on the salary grid of the CNRS

The position is funded by the « France-Génomique » infrastructure in which the Nice Sophia Antipolis Platform of Functional Genomics participates. Within the platform, the candidate will participate in maintenance and development of tools for the management and statistical analysis of data from high-throughput sequencing (study of the expression, gene regulation, …).

1. Participation in the organization of the various workflows of the platform, in close collaboration with other partner sites, in order to share procedures and provide a standardized service across all platforms.
2. Follow up ongoing projects and answer specific biostatistics requests made by the platform’s collaborators.
3. Participation in the development of new bioinformatics methods for the analysis of a variety of projects (mainly using the R/bioconductor environment).

Development and implementation of state-of-the-art applications in close collaboration with the bioinformaticians and the biologists of the platform, for rendering results compatible with the high standard of specifications defined by France Genomique.
Participation to the daily activities of the platform and the research programs of its collaborators,
Technology survey in conjunction with experts in the field,
Writing sections of scientific articles related to statistical methodology,
Compliance with quality standards and regulations (ISO 9001).

• Successful professional experience in bioinformatics, preferably in the field of high-throughput sequencing, genomics, expression data analysis.
• Hands on knowledge of programming languages:
o Good knowledge of Windows, Unix / Linux, Shell, R (, PYTHON, PERL.
o JAVA (J2EE) would be a plus.
o Experience with DBMS such as MySQL / PostgreSQL.
• Organizational Capabilities, synthetic and didactic presentation of scientific results,
• Fluency in scientific English (oral and written).

Level of recruitment
The candidate must hold at least a master degree with strong background in biology and statistics. PhDs are encouraged to apply. The candidate should be creative, independent and rigorous, with a sense of organization that is compatible with ambitious projects involving many people located on multiple sites.
The candidate should have good communication skills (oral and written) and be able to integrate into a team.

Applications (motivation letter + CV, including a reference list) should be sent before November 1st 2012, by email to:, to the attention of Dr Pascal Barbry, Director - Institute of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology - 660, route des lucioles - F06560 Sophia Antipolis - tel: 334 93 95 77 93

The Institute of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology (IPMC, 18 teams, 180 people is an internationally recognized laboratory, associated to CNRS and University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis. IPMC is associated to 4 big projects selected by the national call "investissements d’avenir": Labex ICST, DistAlz and Signalife, national infrastructure “France-Génomique"...).
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