loader image

One Bioinformatician/Computational Biologist for the Immunology Unit

One Bioinformatician/Computational Biologist for the Immunology Unit

Deadline: February 14th, 2023


The Immunology Unit of Institut Pasteur du Cambodge seeks a motivated bioinformatician to
strengthen the Institute’s capacity in bioinformatics. An NIH-funded position will be created to
study immune responses to parasite and viral infections. The appointee will become part of a
team of 10-12 researchers and will participate in international multi-partner research projects.
Additionally, the appointee will have the opportunity to collaborate with IPC’s bioinformatics
team in a supportive and exciting work environment.
The candidate should hold a Master’s Degree in bioinformatics, computational biology, or
computer science OR a Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree in bioinformatics or computational biology.


Key responsibilities:
• Single-cell RNA-Seq data analysis
• Whole genome sequence data analysis (Optional)
• T lymphocyte and B lymphocyte immune repertoire analysis
• Management and dissemination of datasets
• Training young Cambodian scientists in bioinformatics


Desirable skills:
• Demonstrable experience in the organization and analysis of genome sequence data
in a UNIX software environment.
• Demonstrated expertise in single cell RNA sequencing analysis
• Experience in writing code to solve biological problems
• R/Bioconductor proficiency is required
• Programming experience in C/C++, Python, Java or PERL is a significant plus
• Expertise in human immunology is an asset
• A desire to learn and implement new techniques is essential
• Excellent communication and scientific writing skills
• Flexible, able to work in a multicultural environment
• Inspired to advance research in low-middle income countries


What we offer:
• Salary will depend on the expertise of the candidate and includes an expatriate
package (health insurance, installation bonus, flight tickets, fringe benefits)
• Full time funded position for minimum 2 years (start date: as soon as possible, before
June 1e, 2023)
• The Immunology lab is located at Institut Pasteur du Cambodge in Phnom Penh, and offers
up-to-date infrastructures (FACSAria Fusion, single cell analysis platform, sequencing
platform, BSL3 laboratory)
• The lab is part of the Institut Pasteur International Network and Centers of Research
on Emerging Infectious Diseases Network (NIH)


Publications from the lab related to the topic: Bournazos et al, Science 2021; Simon-Loriere,
Duong et al, Scie Transl Med 2017; Upasani et al, Frontiers Immunol 2020 and 2021; Aguilar-
Briseno, Nat Comm 2020. More information can be found at https://www.pasteurkh.org/immunology/ and https://research.pasteur.fr/en/member/tineke-cantaert/


Please send your application via email with your CV including contact details of two
references and a brief description of your career goals to Tineke Cantaert
([email protected]) before February 15th, 2023.

Leave a Comment