Those looking for post-doc opening in bioinformatics should not miss the following opportunity at Gene Myers’ lab.
I am looking for a postdoc to work directly with me, Gene Myers, in Dresden, Germany on algorithms and software for a next-next-gen assembler for long read sequencers. The required attributes are:
Training and expertise in the area of combinatorial algorithms (e.g. CPM, WABI, RECOMB)
Great coding skills in C and an interest in algorithm engineering
A desirable additional factor would be direct experience with DNA sequence assembly algorithms.
My group is at the Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Biology and Genetics in Dresden, Germany. It is primarily an interdisciplinary algorithms/software team with a smaller subgroup that builds novel microscopes. See Myers Lab Homepage.
As an aside, Ewan Birney, who is famous for showing 80% of human genome to be functional (at a cost of $200M) has been following Myers’ new efforts with keen interest. Apparently, Gene Myers plans to assemble a 32Gb genome, which, at 10x size of human genome, could be a $2B opportunity for Birney and ENCODE to look for ‘functional elements’.