Jobs in Structural Biology and Related Fields

Bioinformatician position at Institut Pasteur de Lille

Institut Pasteur, Lille, France
Application deadline: 15 Dec 2019

A bioinformatician position is available full time for 2 years, at the Centre for Infection and Immunity of Lille of Institut Pasteur de Lille, France, starting in February 2020. The individual will be working in the team “Bacteria, Antibiotics, and Immunity” headed by Jean-Claude Sirard, which focuses on identifying and studying biologicals regulating respiratory innate immune responses to pathogenic bacteria making use of animal and cell models.

The project aims at identifying immune effectors and pathways that are linked to therapeutic efficacy of biologicals against respiratory bacterial infections. The scientist will work in the context of the H2020 project FAIR. The FAIR consortium gathers scientists from Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, United Kingdom, and Switzerland, with multidisciplinary expertise in translational PK/PD modeling, innate immunity, animal models, biologicals, systems biology of infectious diseases, phase I clinical trial, and respiratory infections with antibiotic-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Streptococcus pneumoniae. The project will combine multivariate tissue and single cell Omic profiling to study mechanisms regulating the therapeutic efficacy.

They are looking for a candidate with proficiency and documented laboratory research experience, particularly in bioinformatics analysis. The candidate will lead pipelines and will be responsible for the development of analysis of multi-omic data in various models.

Specific requirements

  • Solid skills and experience in bioinformatics with proven track record in handling NGS data sets and developing pipelines for analysis
  • Good knowledge in biostatistics and experience in programming (R, perl, C or python)
  • Highly motivated with interest in immunology and infectiology
  • Ability to work in a team / consortium effort
  • Fluency in both spoken and written English
  • Wet lab experience on library preparation will be an advantage but is not mandatory
  • Experience or motivation to learn biological experimentation would be an added value

The candidate will benefit from the top-level scientific environment of Institut Pasteur de Lille, the European consortium,and the Systems Epigenetics Team at Sorbonne Universities in Paris and of state-of-the-art technological platforms, including Genomic and Bioinformatics laboratories.


Please send: CV including publications, a statement of interest, and the names and email addresses of 2-3 potential referees to indicating “LASTNAME_Postdocapplication” in the subject.

The closing date for applications is 15 December 2019.

Lille, France

Bioinformatician position at Institut Pasteur de Lille