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Postdoc position in bioinformatics, metagenomics and microbial WGS: Netherlands

The Department of Medical Microbiology (Maastricht University Medical Centre+) is looking for a postdoc in the computational analyses of metagenome and microbial WGS data.

Job description

The candidate will be involved in:

  • Development, evaluating, comparing and applying bioinformatics based NGS; data-analysis pipelines, algorithms and annotation tools for a variety of research and diagnostic projects
  • Informing on the design and implementation of new features for sequencing data analysis and storage of sequencing data
  • Co-supervision of PhD students and interns
  • Developing new research ideas and (co)-applying for grants
  • Processing and quality control of WGS / metagenomics data
  • Comprehensive analysis of (largely) sequence data sets from a variety of platforms
  • Automation of data-analysis pipelines and algorithms
  • Participating in teaching of (under)graduate students

We offer a challenging position within a dynamic and stimulating research environment and ask for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and pro-active team-player with:

  • A PhD in bioinformatics, computational biology, human microbiota, microbial ecology or equivalent
  • Experience in computational bioinformatics and/or biostatistics within an NGS setting (data assemblage, analysis and annotation)
  • Practical knowledge of NGS algorithms and available resources for microbiological bioinformatics
  • Strong programming skills in C/C++, Java, Perl, or Python
  • Experience in statistical computing environments such as R
  • Understanding of human disease biology and/or microbiology
  • Ability to prioritize and balance competing demands
  • Experience in machine learning and handling of multi-omics data, including metabolomics, is a plus

​​​​​More information

For more information regarding this function, the application procedure or other questions you can contact the recruitment office. Available every workday on phone number: +31 (0)43-387 59 77 or per email:
More general information about the terms of employment and working at the Maastricht UMC+ is available on

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