Career Opportunities

Post-Doctoral Fellow – Bioinformatics/Microbial Genomics


School of Arts and Sciences

Department: Natural Sciences
Campus: Beirut
Deadline for Applying: December 15, 2023


The Department of Natural Sciences in the School of Arts and Sciences at the Lebanese American University invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship position in bioinformatics within a microbial genomics team. We are seeking a highly qualified and motivated bioinformatician with extensive expertise in BASH, Python, R/Bioconductor, and a keen interest in developing and leading independent projects. Successful candidates should have a proven track record of publications and successful grant applications. A Ph.D. in bioinformatics, microbial genomics, or a related discipline is required. Experience in NGS data analysis is essential, including quality control, genome assembly and mapping, variant calling, phylogenetic tree reconstruction, structural and functional annotation, pathway analysis, and shotgun metagenomics.







The Department:

The Department of Natural Sciences ( is one of the seven departments of the School of Arts and Sciences ( at LAU. It offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biology, a B.S. in Chemistry, a B.S. in Nutrition, and a Master of Science (M.S.) in Molecular Biology.


The University:

LAU has two campuses, one in Beirut and the other in Byblos, about 35 kilometers north of Beirut. LAU is an Equal Opportunity Employer operating in Lebanon under a charter from the Regents of the State University of New York, and is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (CIHE–NEASC). There are currently over 8,000 enrolled students at LAU.


Application requirements:

Prospective candidates should apply electronically by sending a letter of intent and an updated CV. The CV should include the names, emails and phone numbers of two references. The application should be sent by email to  referring to positions BIOINFO23