Post-Doctoral in Genomics and Bioinformatics (8991) job with Mohammed VI Polytechnic University

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.

UM6P – Post-Doctoral in Genomics and Bioinformatics

Position Announcement – Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), AgroBioSciences (AgBS)


UM6P – Post-Doctoral position

Position Announcement – Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P),

AgroBioSciences (AgBS)

Job Title: Post-Doctoral position

Area of specialization: Genomics, Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics.

Job/Project description:

The AgroBioSciences Program (AgBS) at the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University is seeking a post-doctoral fellow in Genomics and Bioinformatics. We are looking for a postdoctoral to perform generate data in Morocco and Africa related to rhizobia genomic characterization, distribution, diversity, and transmission mechanisms between rhizobia and hostel plants.

Main responsibilities:

  • The selected candidate will be expected to:
  • Conduct research as part of the project team.
  • Identification of the isolated strains using 16s RNA and ITS
  • Conduct the whole-genome sequencing experiment of the selected strains.
  • Conduct taxonomy characterization and analysis of selected isolates.
  • Conduct Bioinformatics analysis related to the generated data.
  • Co-supervise master and doctoral student.
  • Publish results in high impact factor journals.


Education, qualifications, and experience

  • Ph.D. in Genomics, Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics or equivalent Expertise in bioinformatics pipelines (Illumina, MiseQ, Sanger, etc) Taxonomy analysis, diversity, genotyping, etc.
  • Hands on 16s RNA and ITS sequencing data analysis
  • Publication record in the field
  • Excellent spoken and written English is a requirement.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. High motivation and interest in scientific work


Applications and selection procedure:

Application folder must contain:

  • Cover letter indicating the position applied for and the main research interests. Detailed CV.
  • Brief research statement.
  • Contact information of 2 references

Further inquiries should be addressed to Pr. Jemo Martin ( UM6P.

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