Postoctoral position – Applied Statistician

For our multidisciplinary data-analysis group we seek for a post-doc applied statistician with experience in the analysis of biological data. The successful candidate will complement the interdisciplinary team of data analysts, mathematical biologists, engineers, coders and bioinformaticians of the Bioinformatics in Exposomics group of RECETOX. The role of the successful candidate will be to provide mainly theoretical statistical support and supervision of the statistical aspects of data analyses performed in the group with special focus on more challenging statistical problems stemming from state-of-the-art omics technologies (i.e. analysis of compositional data from metagenomic or other NGS technologies). RECETOX, one of the major research centres of the Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, is focused on the research and education in the interdisciplinary field of Exposomics and Health, with a special emphasis on translational bioinformatics for oncology http://bioinfo.recetox.muni.cz. The Bioinformatics in Exposomics group of RECETOX, consisting of engineers, mathematical biologists, bioinformaticians and statisticians, is responsible for the development of methods in the analysis of data from targeted and non-targeted multi-omics experiments, applied multi-omics data analysis from cancer studies, longitudinal exposome studies, and data analysis for support of state-of-the-art infrastructure laboratories of RECETOX.   Profile of the candidate A PhD in the field of statistics; Experience in analysis of data from biology or medicine; Good command of R language; Proficiency in English; Experience in the analysis of cancer or molecular data is an advantage; Background in basic molecular biology is an advantage.   What do we offer Multidisciplinary and international research environment; Opportunity to work on challenging scientific projects; Possibility to participate in teaching and leading bachelor and master students within the field of Mathematical biology and bioinformatics; Strong computational infrastructure; Competitive salary and employee benefits (including 6 weeks of paid vacation per year, health insurance, subsidized meal vouchers, etc.) The initial contract for one year with the possibility of extension for three years and towards a permanent position based on the performance.   Application Candidates should submit the application including curriculum vitae; motivation letter; publication record from WoS and/or Scopus; contacts of two persons who might provide references. The application should be sent via email  to Tato e-mailová adresa je chráněna před spamboty. Pro její zobrazení musíte mít povolen Javascript. The best-suited candidates will be invited for an online or personal interview. Starting date is flexible, upon agreement.