Mohammed VI Polytechnic University

AGC - Postdoctoral Fellow on Bioinformatics/Microbial Genomics

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Mohammed VI Polytechnic University is an institution dedicated to research and innovation in Africa and aims to position itself among world-renowned universities in its fields The University is engaged in economic and human development and puts research and innovation at the forefront of African development. A mechanism that enables it to consolidate Morocco’s frontline position in these fields, in a unique partnership-based approach and boosting skills training relevant for the future of Africa. Located in the municipality of Benguerir, in the very heart of the Green City, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University aspires to leave its mark nationally, continentally, and globally.

Description of the Center: 

The African Genome Center (AGC) is a research-focused institution operating across four main research axes: Biodiversity Genomics, OMICS and Metabolic Engineering, Genome Editing, and Natural Product Chemistry and Metabolomics. Equipped with an advanced genomics platform, its mission is to act as a central nucleus for genome biology research and training in Morocco and Africa.

The AGC team comprises an international and diverse scientific community. Its primary goal is to democratize genomics research on the African continent, encompassing both fundamental and applied scientific investigations in agriculture, conservation, environment, food security, and health. Furthermore, the center is dedicated to facilitating technology transfers and nurturing highly skilled personnel through training initiatives.

Job Description:

Explore an exciting postdoctoral opportunity at the African Genome Center (AGC) of the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) in Morocco! We are seeking a talented candidate in bioinformatics microbial genomics to join the dynamic research group led by Professor Vittorio Venturi. At AGC, Professor Venturi’s research program extends to unraveling the intricacies of bacterial cell-cell signaling within plant microbiomes. As a postdoc, you will delve into genomics and metagenomics data to dissect the signaling systems of plant-associated bacteria and analyze the genomic features of beneficial bacterial strains. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research at the intersection of genomics, microbiology, and agriculture. Join us in unraveling the mysteries of microbial interactions in plant ecosystems and making strides towards sustainable agricultural solutions. Visit our website at https://agc.um6p.ma for further details.

The ideal candidate must possess a PhD degree in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Microbial Genomics, Bioinformatics, or an equivalent field. They should demonstrate documented expertise in bacteriology, molecular biology, bioinformatics, soil and rhizosphere microbial genomics. Proficiency in molecular biology laboratory techniques, a strong track record of publications in internationally recognized journals, and excellent English communication skills are also essential qualifications.

Application Procedure: 

Prospective candidates are invited to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact details for three references via the [SuccessFactor Link]. 

For further details, please contact Professor Vittorio Venturi at venturi@icgeb.org

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Titel
AGC - Postdoctoral Fellow on Bioinformatics/Microbial Genomics
Standort
Lot 660, Hay Moulay Rachid Ben Guerir, Morocco Benguerir, Marokko
Veröffentlicht
2024-05-07
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