Mohammed VI Polytechnic University

College of Computing: Postdoctoral fellow in Computational Biology

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The College of Computing at Mohamed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), Benguerir, Morocco is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Research position with a research focus in Computational Biology. The candidates should be highly motivated and have a Ph.D. in computational biology or any related field, and a good knowledge of molecular biology. The candidate will be part of the bioinformatics laboratory at the college of computing (

The project aims to build a simulator for the response of mutations at different levels. The candidate will be responsible for building a simulator that allows researchers to see the response of their proposed mutations at DNA, RNA and protein levels. The candidate should have a deep understanding of the central dogma of biology and the effect of mutations. He/she would also be required to have a sound computational background, especially in the area of simulations.

Criteria of the candidate:   

  • PhD in the field of Computational Biology, or related fields
  • Strong publication record in leading international journals
  • Excellent background in molecular biology
  • Excellent programming skills
  • Experience in computational analysis of molecular data
  • Experience with high performance computing 
  • Aptitude for team work, problem solving and collaborative relationships
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English
  • Organizational dexterity and ability to prioritize and manage multiple goals
  • Positive attitude in changing fast-paced environments
  • Active participation in improvement of self, processes and goals

About UM6P:

Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P, is an international higher education institution, established to provide research and innovation at the service of education and development for Morocco and the African continent. It has a state-of-the-art campus at the heart of the Green City of Benguerir, near Marrakesh. UM6P academics and staff enjoy strong research funding, moderate teaching loads, and excellent facilities. Its research approach is transdisciplinary with an emphasis on international collaboration. Many of our research programs run as start-ups. OCP group (, a world leader in fertilizer production, is a major starter client for the University providing capital and research funds. In parallel, a new portfolio of clients is growing with the development of an R&D cluster around the University and a growing number of international partnerships.

Applications and selection procedure:

Applications must contain:
* A cover letter indicating the position applied for and the main research interests.
* A detailed CV.
* A brief research statement.
* Contact information of 3 references (Applicants are assumed to have obtained their references’ consent to be contacted for this matter).

About the employer

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.

Areas of Research

  • Computational Biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Computer Science
  • Molecular Biology

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College of Computing: Postdoctoral fellow in Computational Biology
Lot 660, Hay Moulay Rachid Ben Guerir, Morocco Benguerir, Morocco
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