Microbial evolution: recombination, reassortment, HGT, data viz

Possible projects include (i) impact of reassortment/recombination on viral evolution, (ii) evolution of gene content and gene order of bacterial chromosomes or plasmids or (iii) bacterial drug resistance evolution in collaboration with experimental colleagues, or (iv) development of analysis and visualization tools for genomic epidemiology. The scope of the projects is flexible, can be tailored to the applicant's interest and skills, and we are open to exciting new ideas.

We are looking for a creative and collaborative person with a genuine interest in evolution and with either a

a degree in physics, applied math, bioinformatics, computer science and strong interest in biology, or
a life science degree and strong quantitative skills

Depending on the project, the following skills will help getting started:

experience with next-generation sequencing data
experience with population genetic models, epidemiological models, or phylogenetic inference
data visualization and experience with javascript/d3

If you are excited about this opportunity but unsure whether your profile matches what we are looking for, please get in touch.

Biozentrum, University of Basel
Closing date
December 1st, 2019
Posted on
October 27th, 2019 19:23
Last updated
October 27th, 2019 19:23