Post-Doc in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

 CDD · Postdoc  · 12 mois    Bac+8 / Doctorat, Grandes Écoles   Inserm U976, Hôpital Saint Louis, Paris, France · Paris (France)  Precise salary will depend on past experience of the candidate.


System immunology Multivariate modeling RNAseq


Job description summary

The research group of Prof Vassili Soumelis is recruiting degree-qualified bioinformaticians. Successful candidates will be dedicated to system Immunology studies applied to human diseases in the frame of fundamental and translational research projects.


Projects will be developed under the supervision of Prof Vassili Soumelis. His team aims to improve the understanding of complex inflammatory and immune reactions, as well as basic mechanisms of signal integration and cell behavior.

The team is integrated in the INSERM Unit 976 HIPI: "Human Immunology, Physiopathology and Immunotherapy" at the St Louis Research Institute in the Hôpital Saint-Louis, located in the heart of Paris, in the very lively and dynamic neighborhood of République and Canal Saint-Martin. The hospital hosted Prof Jean Dausset, a pioneer in Hematology and Immunology who received the Nobel prize in Medicine in 1980 for the discovery and characterization of the genes coding for the major histocompatibility complex. The research campus is part of the Université Paris Diderot (Paris-Sorbonne-Cité) and hosts the headquarters of the European School of Hematology. The Immunology Unit includes 10 independent research teams in the fields of basic and applied immunology, working in a collaborative and international environment.

The team offers the opportunity to expand and develop your career in an exciting professional environment promoted by an open culture and a spirit of community. The site has active seminar program and hosts regular training sessions in molecular and cellular biology. An active association for graduate and post-graduate students "Adelih" is based on the research campus.


The open positions are in line with recent developments at the interface between Immunology, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology (Michea et al, Nat Imm 2018; Noël et al, Nat Commun 2021; Saichi et al, Nat Cell Bio 2021 (accepted)).

The projects aim at studying molecular regulation and related functions of immune cells in pathological context such as cancer, lupus nephritis, atopic dermatitis and rare inflammatory diseases:

1- Multivariate modeling of immune cell communication: Integrative biology and mathematical modeling of human T helper cell differentiation, systems level combinatorial analysis of signal integration.

2- Single cell RNAseq Project: Dissection of immune cell diversity and function in the context of cancer and infectious diseases from fresh human ex vivo samples in a multidisciplinary context.

3- Multi-omic data integration in human disease (ImmunAID, and IMMUcan): Integration and analysis by computational approaches of multi-comics data such as bulk and single cell RNAseq transcriptomic data, secretome, proteome (IF and IMC), WES coming from human cells/tissues to classify rare inflammatory diseases and cancer.

4- Theoretical disease modeling: multi scale mathematical modeling of auto-inflammatory diseases exploiting original disease knowledge maps performed in collaboration with medical doctors.


- Presenting results at seminars and international conferences

- Interpretation of the analysis results with biologists and medical doctors in interdisciplinary projects teams

- Integrate methodological and biomedical aspects to address challenging questions

- Pathway analysis: functional high-throughput data analysis and computational approaches

- Research and development of novel algorithms and techniques for data analysis and visualization

- Mastering DESeq2, Seurat or Scanpy for the implementation of analysis workflows

- Development of high-quality tools for data analysis, quality control an automatic processing



- Demonstrated programming skills in at least one language, e.g., Python or R

- Expertise in computational life science, data science, computational biology

- PhD degree in bioinformatics

Desirable knowledge, skills and abilities in:

- Databases and experience with high-performance computing environments

- Approaches for high-throughput data analysis, statistical modeling, and classification

- Immunology, not mandatory but would be highly appreciated

Personal traits and work ethics:

- Good proficiency in English

- Ability to work independently and well-organized in a fast-paced work environment

- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the initiative to actively communicate with data producers and data users in an interdisciplinary environment

- Dynamic personality with passion for innovation and problem-solving

- Scientific rigor and excellent analytical and synthetic capabilities 

The postdoc position can be funded for 6-12 months, but the candidate should be eligible and is expected to apply to national and international fellowship calls and harbor an ambition to obtain his own funding.


Procédure : Please send a CV (including the publication list), motivation letter, and contacts of two referees to

Date limite : None

Offre publiée le 6 mai 2021, affichage jusqu'au 4 juillet 2021