University of Padova (URL:

A research fellowship is available at the BioComputing Laboratory, University of Padova (URL: A highly motivated and creative candidate is sought to work on structural bioinformatics. Specifically, the project entails the development of novel methods, tools and databases for the analysis of protein structures. The BioComputing Laboratory is a group of a dozen people working on several aspects of prediction of protein structure & function employing techniques at the intersection between biology, medicine, chemistry, physics & computer science. Our aim is to integrate the development of novel methods and their application to biologically relevant problems. We are looking for candidates with a solid Bioinformatics background, programming experience (Python, Perl, C++ and/or Java) and good knowledge of molecular biology (protein structure/function, signalling pathways). Candidates should have a degree with top marks, optionally hold a PhD, and be highly motivated to work on interdisciplinary research. Good knowledge of English, an open-minded spirit, being collaborative and creative are crucial. The fellowship, which should start in late 2013, is initially for one year. It will be commensurate to experience, can be extended depending on performance and may lead to a PhD degree. The successful candidate will be located at the BioComputing Laboratory, University of Padova. Travel support for conferences and/or research visits abroad may be provided. To apply, please send your CV, a brief description of your research background and the names of two (or more) references to Prof. Silvio Tosatto (Email:

Contact Person (Referent): Silvio Tosatto
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Tel: +39 049 827 6269
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