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Scientist Gut Microbiome & Bioinformatics

  • Publié le: 14 Nov 2022
  • Research & Innovation
  • Palaiseau
  • France

A propos de l'offre



Danone Research builds bridges between science and food. Our Research and Innovation (R&I) Centers in Utrecht (The Netherlands), Singapore and Paris-Saclay (France) span the worlds of our early life and medical nutrition, waters, dairy & plant-based categories. 

In the Gut Biology and Microbiology team, we study interactions between health, nutrition and the intestinal microbiome during the very early phases of human life as well as adulthood, and we aim to translate our knowledge into digital tools that empower all of us to improve health and wellbeing. 

In your role, you will be working as Gut Microbiome & Bioinformatics Scientist. You will be based in our new Innovation Center based in Paris-Saclay, working with team members from across all three R&I locations.   


Missions :  

In your role, you will be responsible of the analysis of complex datasets associating gut microbiome data (primarily metagenomics), clinical data, diet and interpretation for the Gut Biology & Microbiology program and R&I activities. Furthermore, you will be a key contact person for linking biological data and bioinformatics for Danone.   


  • You will be driving and delivering science-based data analysis and interpretation in the field of the gut microbiome, in association with diet and health data, in order to bring added value to our research and innovations 

  • You will be involved in the selection and/or construction of bioinformatic tools and interpretation of microbiological data from external and internal sources, from data collection to results presentation. 

A propos de vous



Must have  :  

  • PhD in gut microbiome/microbiology and ideally followed by a post-doctoral position  

  • Well-versed in the field of gut microbiology, probiotics, and associated bioinformatics tools 

  • Familiar with a business environment 

  • Good english level necessary to communicate with the Netherlands and Singapore teams and ability to communicate in a multicultural environment. 

  • Experience interpreting and analysing microbiomes and microbial genomes 

  • Solid experience on the proposition and use of microbiome bioinformatics pipelines and tools, especially for shotgun metagenomics, as well as microbial genomics 

  • Able to interpret microbiome data to provide biological outcomes with knowledge of the microbiome projects worldwide 

  • Coding experience (Python or BioPython) or related languages 

  • Proficiency in statistics or machine learning applied to ecology and microbiome (expertise in R, Bioconductor and Shiny). 


Nice to have :  

  • Familiarity with metabolomics and metabolic modelling, RNASeq and metatranscriptomics will be a plus. 

  • Publications as first author on human gut microbiome and omics 


Danone is proud to promote inclusion and equal opportunities. We truly believe that our diversity will make the difference and that an inclusive environment will make us grow as a company, as a team, and as people. We therefore consider all applications* to ensure an inclusive corporate culture where everyone can feel like they belong.   

*All applications will be considered irrespective of origins and ethnicity, personal background, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability.... 

A propos de nous



At Danone, we guarantee that you can simply be yourself. We believe that it's up to you to define the way you work, to develop yourself, to progress.  

With us, you'll work in an exciting, complex and challenging environment. This is how you will create new opportunities! 

You will work with world-renowned brands such as Blédina, Evian or Actimel. Be innovative, enterprising and the impact you will have will impress you.  

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