Sunday, June 22, 2014

[DMANET] Postdoc positions at Inria in Lyon, France

Two postdoc opportunities at Inria in Lyon, France

In the context of a FP7 KBBE European Project, BacHBerry ("BACterial
Hosts for production of Bioactive phenolics from bERRY fruits"), we are
seeking two postdoc candidates, each for one year, renewable for up
to two years.

The candidates will work in the BAMBOO team at the Inria-UCBL in
Lyon, France (, in interaction with the
partners of BacHBerry, in particular the CSI team at the IDMEC-IST
in Lisbon, Portugal (

Both BAMBOO and CSI are methodological teams with an expertise
in computational and systems biology.

This project aims at tapping the potential of living organisms or systems
to develop or make natural chemical compounds that are believed to be
useful for medicine, agriculture, bioremediation, biodegradation, or etc.
Most often, the compound is already produced by the organism but in
small quantity, and one needs then to manipulate it in order for the
production to be increased. Other situations require transplanting part of
the chemical factory of an organism into another, in general a bacterium,
for better efficiency. In some cases, the transplant might better be split
among a community of different bacteria in interaction.

BacHBerry is more specifically interested in the generation of bacterial
platforms for sustainable bio-based production of phenolic compounds
found in berry fruits. Phenolics are recognised for their antioxydant
health-promoting and functional properties, and applied across
applications as diverse as aromas, colours, nutraceuticals, and medicines.

More specifically, we are looking for candidates with a PhD in one of
the following areas: computer science, mathematics, statistics, computational
biology, metabolic engineering, regulation, or related, with a strong taste
for inter-disciplinary research, and with very good interpersonal skills.

Ideally, the person will have a long experience with graph algorithms,
discrete combinatorics and/or optimisation techniques.

Unsual CVs are welcome. Knowledge of the portuguese language would
also be a plus :-)

Applications should include a motivation letter, a CV, and the address
of three references.

The applications should be sent to:
Marie-France Sagot,
putting also in copy the partner in Lisbon:
Susana Vinga,
ideally before July 31, 2014.

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