Bioinformatician position at CICESE, México

We are looking for a bioinformatician or computational biologist to join the group of Dr. Lago-Lestón in the Department of Biomedical Innovation at CICESE, Baja California, Mexico. The project aims to study the diversity and the function of the microbial communities present in Southern Gulf of Mexico. The successful applicant will work with other members of the team and other colleagues in order to analyze large-scale genomic datasets predominantly obtained by NGS based approaches such as amplicon and shotgun metagenomes and metatranscriptomes data generated on the Illumina platforms including HiSeq 2500 and MiSeq. Activities include taxonomic and functional assessments, genome assembling, transcriptomes characterization, gene finding and annotation and establishment, maintenance and optimization of analysis pipelines and procedures for new collected data and their integration with public and commercial data sources.

The successful applicant should have Computer Science, Statistics or Bioinformatics background and experience in genomic data analysis and data mining is desirable but not essential. This experience should include any of the following:

  • Expertise in high throughput sequence analysis including microbial comparative genomics, 16S diversity and metagenomics
  • Coding experience in Python and R would be desirable
  • Practical experience with creation and maintenance of biological databases
  • Skilled in statistical analysis of sequence data
  • Experience with establishing online bioinformatics tools is favored

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Position will be open until filled. CV and any question can be addressed to Dr. Lago-Lestón (