Molecular biologist/bioinformatician

A 2-year Post-Doctoral position is available immediately in the Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Genomics in the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology of the University of Thessaly, located in the city of Larissa. The selected candidate will work in the framework of a national Research Infrastructure program on Synthetic Biology.
Research in the Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Genomics focuses on various aspects of insect olfaction, reproduction and evolution, aiming at the development of new approaches for control of insects of agricultural or medical importance. We are seeking a highly motivated and creative scientist with a track record of successful research. A good bioinformatics background is strongly desired. The ideal candidate should be able to analyze raw sequencing data, perform genome assembly and annotation and have a good understanding of comparative and functional genomics. At the same time, he/she should be able to design and perform experiments in support of the bioinformatics analyses.
Candidates should have a PhD and should have training in one or more of the following disciplines: bioinformatics, molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, and genome-wide technologies. Familiarity with insect rearing is desirable but not essential. Curriculum Vitae, a brief letter describing interests and prior experience and names of three references should be sent to: kmathiop@bio.uth.gr.

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