Researcher/postdoctoral researcher in bioinformatics: Belgium

The Laboratory of Medical Microbiology, Vaccine & Infectious Disease Institute, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences is seeking to fill a full-time (100%) vacancy for Researcher/postdoctoral researcher in bioinformatics

Job description

  • You provide support in Next Generation Sequencing projects (metagenomics and bacterial whole genome sequencing).
  • You oversee nucleic acid isolation for and sequencing runs on different sequencing platforms (Illumina, Pacbio, Nanopore).
  • You are involved in downstream sequencing data analysis.
  • You interact with technicians, PhD students and senior researchers.

Profile and requirements

  • You hold a Master’s or Doctoral degree (PhD) in bioinformatics; preferentially with a background in (micro)biology.
  • You have experience in handling Next Generation Sequencing data.
  • You have basic knowledge in microbiology.
  • Molecular biology skills are an added advantage.
  • You have good knowledge in assembly tools (Velvet, SPAdes, and HGAP).
  • You have knowledge in the LINUX and UNIX environment.
  • You have basic scripting knowledge in PERL and R.
  • You have excellent knowledge of English.
  • You are used to working in a multi-disciplinary context.
  • You can work independently and take up responsibility.
  • You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.

We offer

  • a position rewarded as a researcher/postdoc researcher for a period of initially 1 year with the possibility of extension after positive evaluation;
  • the date of appointment will be as soon as possible;
  • a full time gross monthly salary based on your profile and years of relevant experience;
  • a dynamic and stimulating work environment.

How to apply?

  • Applications with letter of interest and curriculum vitae including names of 2-3 reference persons can be sent to, until the closing date of 20 February 2019.
  • A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications. The remainder of the selection procedure is specific to the position and will be determined by the selection panel.
  • For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact Prof. Surbhi Malhotra-Kumar,
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