Starting date: As soon as possible, e.g. Jan. or Feb.
The Bergthaler lab at CeMM is currently recruiting an experienced Senior Bioinformatician/Geneticist for our research on SARS-CoV-2 genomes circulating in Austria. In your role as Senior Bioinformatician you will support our efforts to obtain high quality SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences and you will help to analyze the mutational landscapes of the pandemic virus. Together with our team you will process and analyze sequencing data and investigate mutations of SARS-CoV-2 genomes to explore virus spread and variants circulating in Austria. A recent study by Popa, Genger et al. in Science Translational Medicine employed genomic epidemiology to reconstruct superspreading events in Austria and elucidate fundamental properties of viral mutations and human-to-human transmission of the pandemic virus.
The ERC-funded Bergthaler lab (http://bergthaler1.at) has long-standing interests in viral infections and immunology (e.g. Baazim H et al. Nat Immunol 2019, Lercher A et al. Immunity 2019, Lercher A et al. Immunity 2020). Our interdisciplinary research platform is supported by the Biosequencing Facility at CeMM (https://www.biomedical-sequencing.org/) headed by Dr. Christoph Bock as well as several other partners from academia, hospitals and the public health sector (https://www.sarscov2-austria.org/). Our SARS-CoV-2 sequencing work directly helps federal authorities to validate epidemiological clusters for the pandemic SARS-CoV-2 virus, inform about viral mutations circulating in the Austrian population and contribute to COVID-19-related scientific projects and publications.