A position for a master thesis (4-6 months) and a PhD grant (36 months) are available in the Bonsai group from University of Lille and Inria (France), starting January 2017 or later.
The Bonsai research group focuses on efficient algorithms and data structures for high-throughput sequencing data. This position is funded by a national collaborative project on Nanopore related sequencing technologies, that gathers groups in computational biology and wet labs (ANR ASTER).
The main objective is to define a general purpose local alignment algorithm that is able to handle long error-prone reads, using advanced techniques such as dimensionality reduction, seed-and-extend methods, alignment-free methods. The position requires a high level of expertise in discrete algorithms and good programming skills (C++).
For more information on the position and the application process, please contact Laurent Noe and Helene Touzet (<firstname>.<familyname>@univ-lille1.fr)