Post-doctoral position in Structural Bioinformatics @ CEA

Employer:Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA)

Closing date:30 November 2019

Brief position description:The successful candidate will be a key member of a research project, MODAMDH, funded by the French Research Agency (ANR) and carried out in the Research Unit of Genoscope (CEA, CNRS, Paris-Saclay Univ., UMR8030). From its inception, Genoscope has been at the forefront of large-scale sequence-based science. Today, our institute performs biological and bioengineering research with applications in environment, healthcare and alternative energy. The Genoscope encompasses multidisciplinary team of ~100 staff with postdocs and engineers having expertise in genomics, bioinformatics, microbiology, biochemistry and biocatalysis.
The MODAMDH project aims at finding new amine dehydrogenases among biodiversity. It will be carried out by innovative approaches based on distant homology and 3D modeling of enzymes to mine massive (meta)genomic data. This project involved the biocatalysis (LBMS) and bioinformatics (LABGeM) teams of the Genoscope in collaboration with the York Structural Biology Laboratory (York, UK).
The candidate will be in charge of conducting bioinformatics analysis using cutting-edge methods in structural bioinformatics and sequence analysis. Large amount of candidate enzymes will be experimentally screened and selected hits will be characterized for biocatalysis application by a PhD student involved in this project. In addition, structural determination of the enzymes will be performed with another PhD student of the York laboratory.

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Contact name:Carine Vergne Vaxelaire