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Laboratory of Bioinformatics

The Higher School of Economics Laboratory for Bioinformatics in Moscow, Russia invites applications for postdoctoral research positions in the field of applications of machine learning to bioinformatics tasks, database development, comparative and evolutionary genomic, computational biology.


The job involves:

  • working under the direct supervision of  Maria Poptsova/ Serguei Spirin .
  • participants are encouraged to pursue their own research in parallel with working on Bioinformatics Lab research projects in areas of:

o  Regulation by DNA secondary structures

o  DNA-protein interactions

o  Chromatin organization

o  Epigenetic regulation

  • writing research papers for international peer-reviewed journals in co-authorship with the members of the Lab
  • participation in organization of the events and other contribution to the Lab’s development
  • public presentations of candidate’s own research to the researchers in the field and the broader academic community
  • some teaching is encouraged, though not required.



  • a PhD from an international research university in such fields as: bioinformatics, computer science, computational biology, molecular biology, genetics
  • a strong background in Python/R, Unix environment, knowledge of bioinformatics programs and databases; knowledge of machine learning is a plus though not required.
  • ability to work in a team,
  • fluent English
  • relevant experience is an asset although not required


General conditions for Post-Doctoral Research positions can be found here. Appointments will be normally made for one year.


A CV and research statement should be submitted via online application form and two letters of recommendation should be submitted by the referees directly to fellowship@hse.ru by February 15, 2019. Please note that direct applications to the hiring laboratory may not be reviewed.

About HSE

HSE is a young, dynamic, fast-growing Russian research university providing unique research opportunities.

For more information about HSE, please visit: Big Data and Information Retrieval School or contact Maria Poptsova directly.

Apply now


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