This position has been filled! Thank you very much for your interest. I will keep the post here for archival reasons.
Loïs Maignien is looking for a post-doc to join his group in Brest, France.
The successful candidate will be co-adviced by me and Loïs, and will travel to the US often to work with me and my group, get trained in the state-of-the-art tools we are developing to analyze marker gene data (i.e., oligotyping and minimum entropy decomposition), and for the analysis of shotgun metagenomes (i.e., anvi’o).
The project is pretty cool: “Life at the extremes: microbial EcoGenomics of deep-sea extremophiles”. Loïs uses novel approaches both from the fields of molecular microbiology and bioinformatics to study the ecology of life in places filled with question marks. I think this is a great opportunity to get trained in multiple fronts at once if you have intrest in deep-sea microbiology, or if you are a bioinformatician who wants to get trained in microbial ecology.
Here is the more detailed advertisement:
As a separate note, Brest is a quite pretty place to live. Here is a random photo I took the last time I was there:
Thanks for your interest!