Metagenomics Bioinformatics

Job Location
Belo Horizonte - --
Up to ~USD 2800 (R$ 6500)

Tax free

Job Description

Opportunity for bioinformatician – FIOCRUZ-Minas The Genomics and Computational Biology Group-CEBio at Fiocruz-Minas offers a postdoc position for working on a metagenomics project in the mining environment. This project has produced large datasets and requires an experienced bioinformatician. The candidate will participate in all metagenoma data analysis processes (16S and shotgun) in addition to the analysis of genomes of new bacteria species. The candidate will work with a young and extremely dynamic and motivated group, with collaborators in Brazil and abroad. The candidate will have access to the cutting edge DNA sequencing and bioinformatics tools. The candidate will interact directly with biologists and other bioinformaticians in the team. • Start date is immediate but negotiable • Contract until august 2016 • Fellowship of R$ 6,500 (~USD 2,800) depending on the training level of the candidate Interested candidates should send a CV and letters of recommendation by email to [email protected]. Interviews can be in person or over Skype. Guilherme Oliveira Senior Researcherr Genomics and Computational Biology Group-CEBio Fiocruz-Minas


The candidate should have a PhD in bioinformatics or demonstrated experience in the field and have worked with next gen. sequencing data, program (Perl/Python). Experience in metagenomics is desirable.

About Our Organization

The history of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) started on May 25, 1900, with the creation of the Instituto Soroterápico Federal in the Manguinhos farm, in the north region of Rio de Janeiro. Fiocruz originally opened to manufacture anti-sera and vaccines against bubonic plague. Since then, the institution has experienced an intense trajectory, which coincides with the proper development of public health in the country. In Fiocruz are executed over a thousand R&D projects, producing knowledge for the control of diseases such as AIDS, malaria, Chagas, tuberculosis, leprosy, measles, rubella, schistosomiasis, meningitis and hepatitis, and other topics related to public health, including violence and climate change, and the history of science. Fiocruz is the main human resource training and qualification non-university institution for the SUS (Unified Health System) and for of science and technology in Brazil, being in 2014 Brazilian the institution that the produced the globally most impacting research. It has 18 postgraduate programs stricto sensu in several areas, a technical level school and various programs lato sensu (

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