RESEARCH TECHNICIAN IN BIOINFORMATICS
TWO POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE
Position Title: Technician (Técnico Titular A).
Employment Status: Full-Time, 12 months. The appointment is renewable depending
upon performance and funding. After three years, candidates can apply for tenure.
General Description: The selected candidate will be part of a team working on the
elucidation of complex plant genomes, comparative and functional genomics of fruit trees
of major importance for Mexico, including avocado, mango, citrus, apple, and guava. The
main aim of the research team that the successful candidate will join is to find alternatives
to deal with emerging pests and diseases of fruit trees in Mexico. The successful
candidate will join Biomimic, a multidisciplinary team working on the protection of Mexican
biodiversity, and will interact with a team of specialists in genomics, molecular biology, and
bioinformatics. Biomimic provides access to state of the art high-throughput DNA
sequencing equipment, and bioinformatics facilities. Knowledge of genetics, molecular
biology, and genomics is required. Experience working with fruit trees is not necessary but
the selected candidate is expected to quickly gain experience in the area; experience in
plant-microbe and/or plant-insect interactions is desirable but not indispensable.
Help generate research at the cutting edge of knowledge.
Actively participate in a genome sequencing and analysis team in collaboration with
Participate in projects leading to the legal protection of genomic information of Mexican
Assist in training graduate students at INECOL, CIMAV, CIQA, CICY, LANGEBIO and
Supervise undergraduate student projects.
Provide technical support to research performed by graduate students.
Provide scientists with access to a selection of bioinformatic tools, as well as to data
storage and computer resources to apply those tools.
Solid knowledge of statistics applied to biology or other pertinent fields.
Carry out specific data analyses requested by senior scientists.
Collaborate in cutting edge research to be published in internationally recognized
journals and books.
Help write patents.
Help recruit talents for science and technology among primary, secondary and high
Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Genetics, Genomics,
Informatics, Mathematics or Molecular Biology.
Strong interest in the solution of problems in biology is a must.
At least one year experience working in the area of bioinformatics.
Experience working with large and complex databases.
Solid knowledge of statistics applied to biology.
Reading and writing in English, is required.
Experience living and working in Latin America is desirable but not essential.
Excellent interpersonal and multitasking skills, ability to negotiate, to deal with
pressure, complex situations and stress.
Ability to work with the private sector as well as government agencies.
Work outside of regular business hours including weekends and travel is occasionally
A spirit of collaboration/team working and service to society.
A driving license.
Additional beneficial skills:
Expertise in genome sequencing and analysis strategies.
Knowledge of bioinformatics tools necessary for analysis of genomics data, and the
ability to employ such tools.
Experience in mentoring students.
Interested candidates from Mexico and elsewhere in the entire world should send their
updated Curriculum Vitae and additional support material of particular value for members
of the Search Committee (e.g., citation record, relevant awards, narrative of particular
achievements or contributions to science) to Dr. Guillermo Angeles, Secretario Académico
at firstname.lastname@example.org always cc’ing email@example.com.
Three letters of recommendation are needed as well as the e-mail addresses and
telephones of three established scientists/professors that have agreed to be interviewed
on the candidate’s strengths and weaknesses. An additional letter by the candidate
expressing interest in the job, explaining how exactly her/his training/experience fits the job
description, and expressing her/his willingness to strictly adhere to the principles of
collaboration, team working, networking and scientific integrity is also needed. Any
questions should be addressed to Dr. Guillermo Angeles.