Florence Computational Biology Group

Open positions

We currently have 1 open position (systems biology)

- 1-year post-doc position (renewable)

Application call (including how to apply):

Job Description:

The research will deal with the main mechanisms involved in antibiotic resistance, persistence and tolerance. The main aspect of the research activity will be the study of the links existing between population-level metabolic heterogeneity, the level of ploidy that characterizes such microbial population and their role in persisters formation. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in systems biology aspects of microbial physiology and for multi-disciplinary approaches in general.

For the project, an integrated approach that combines NGS (genomics and transcriptomic), microbiology techniques and computational modeling will be used to provide a mechanistic understanding of the observed phenotypes. Particular relevance will be given to the planning, execution and analysis of experiments.


The team:

Our research group (ComBo, Dep. of Biology, University of Florence) offers a very relaxed and friendly environment. The group is very heterogeneous and combines both experimentalists and computational biologists. At the same time, the group is very motivated, currently involved in many national and international collaborations and possesses a strong track-record in systems biology, bioinformatics, microbial ecology and bacterial genetics. 


  • MS in Bioinformatics, Biological scienc, Physics or Mathematics and related disciplines.
  • Basic programming skills with R, UNIX, Bash scripts.
  • Familiarity with building / supporting / using bioinformatics pipelines.
  • Familiarity with statistical and modeling of genomic/transcriptomic data.
  • Familiarity with public biological data repositories (PubMed, SRA).

Application deadline:




Marco Fondi


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