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Senior Researcher in Computational Genomics

Eurac Research is looking for a

Senior Researcher in Computational Genomics
The Institute for Biomedicine of Eurac Research is dedicated to characterize the etiology of common complex diseases by investigating the genetic and environmental determinants of diseases and their interplay. In the last 5 years the institute has published more than 90 articles in high profile journals, including Nature (e.g. Fuchsberger et al. 2016) and Nature Genetics (e.g. Das et al. 2016). Large-scale genetic investigations are being performed, centered around the Cooperative Health Research In South Tyrol (CHRIS) study (Pattaro et al. 2015), a unique large population-based resource established in 2011, with a longitudinal lookout. Thus far more than 11,000 individuals, who are connected through large pedigrees, have participated in the study. A wide range of omics data, such as genotypes from arrays, whole-exome sequencing and metabolomics, has been generated. In addition, a large number of socio-demographic and both clinically and biologically relevant phenotypes related to the cardiovascular, neurologic and metabolic systems are available for investigation.

The successful candidate will perform analysis of both quantitative and qualitative traits available in the CHRIS study, develop software to facilitate analysis, and write autonomously scientific articles.
· Analyze large genomic data sets and interpret results
· Write scripts and software to accelerate analysis and result interpretation
· Network with our partners and represent our study in consortia
· Present results at national and international meetings
· Write scientific articles

· PhD in computational biology, bioinformatics or a related field
· Minimum two years of post-doc experience
· Very good track record of peer-reviewed publications
· At least one paper published in a major international journal as first author
· At least one tool/software released to the scientific community
· Experience with the analysis of large genomic datasets
· Mastering of at least one programming language, such as Python, Perl, Java, or C++.
· Ability to work with different analysis packages in a Linux/Unix environment.
We offer:
• A two-year full-time position.
• Access to cutting-edge data and compute resources.
• Attractive living and working conditions.
How to apply:
Interested candidates should submit their application (CV, cover letter and at least 1 reference contact) within 10.01.2018 via Email to biomedicine@eurac.edu stating “Senior Researcher Computational Genomics” as subject:
Eurac Research
Institute for Biomedicine
Via Galvani 31 – 39100 Bolzano
Email: biomedicine@eurac.edu - www.eurac.edu
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For further information please contact Christian Fuchsberger: Email: christian.fuchsberger@eurac.edu Tel: +39 0471 055 553
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