The Bergthaler laboratory at CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences offers an exciting position for a Data Analyst / Bioinformatician. Candidates with a background in computational biology who are ready to take on the challenge of integrating and analyzing systems-level data from complementary global experiments in the context of infectious diseases, inflammation and metabolism will be considered.
The Challenge: The successful applicant will integrate and analyze large data sets derived from different techniques including next-generation sequencing (RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, genomics) and mass-spectrometry (quantitative proteomics, protein-interaction networks, metabolomics). These data are generated in-house and may be complemented by additional data sets from public repositories. On top of such collaborations, the candidate is encouraged to drive her/his own research project and has the opportunity to perform experiments in the wet lab.
The Lab: Our aim is to unravel novel molecular mechanisms of infectious diseases and inflammation. We employ an integrative approach comprising experimentally tractable infection models and state-of-the-art tools of virology, immunology, genetics, pathology, metabolomics and systems biology. A particular emphasis lies on chronic infections, superinfections and the crosstalk of metabolism and inflammation. The principal investigator has received training in premier laboratories at the University of Tokyo, University/ETH Zurich and at the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle. The current group consists of 8 members from 7 countries, who closely collaborate across projects as a team and have published two recent high impact studies. Scientific and social interactions are promoted by weekly lab meetings, journal clubs, CeMMinars with internationally renowned guest speakers as well as by annual lab retreats. Lab websites: http://www.bergthaler1.at, http://goo.gl/a95KyW.
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