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Postdoc Position in Bioinformatics, Metagenomics and the Human Microbiome: Belgium

The lab of Jeroen Raes (VIB, KU Leuven) is looking for a postdoctoral  researcher in the computational analysis of microbiome data, with a particular  emphasis on human-associated microbial communities in health and disease.

Projects will focus on:

  1. bioinformatics/statistics method development for joint host and  microbiota data analysis, multi-omics and clinical data integration and/or
  2. their application to large scale datasets generated within the Flemish  Gut Flora project cohort (n>5000), in a wide range of disease cohorts as well  as in international projects (e.g FP7 MetaCardis, H2020 AD-Gut).

We look for an excellent track record in (meta-)omics data analysis and  strong scientific drive. We provide a stimulating and fun environment to pursue  your scientific dreams.


  • PhD in bioinformatics, computational biology, datamining, biostatistics,  population and/or statistical genetics, human microbiota, numerical/microbial  ecology or equivalent
  • good programming skills (perl/python/ruby/java/C++ etc, SQL, R), proficiency  in Unix/Linux and cluster experience
  • a strong track record in omics data analysis (e.g. (meta)genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, epigenomics, genotyping data) is a plus
  • experience in clinical datamining/machine learning, biomarker detection is a plus
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