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Bioinformatician

  • VIB
Leuven, Belgium
Full-time
Published:
  • VIB
Leuven, Belgium
Full-time
Published:

POSITION SUMMARY:

Applications are invited to join an exciting research program within the VIB Center for Cancer Biology led by the two directors D Lambrechts and JC Marine. The research will explore the molecular mechanisms of intra-tumour heterogeneity to provide insights into cell fate decisions, malignant stem cell renewal, treatment response, and resistance in cancer.

The position will involve the analysis of single-cell RNA-seq and spatial Omics (including multiplex proteomics and transcriptomics data) through the application of best-practice bioinformatics workflows. The position will require a highly motivated bioinformatician or computational biologist to provide support for a variety of projects in Cancer biology. The role requires competency in programming languages such as Python and/or R and will involve working on a high-performance computing cluster. The individual will collaborate very closely with other bioinformaticians, and cancer cell and molecular biologists to work on joint initiatives.

PROFILE:

Essential Requirements

  • Masters in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Statistics, Computer Science, Genetics or equivalent, but a PhD degree is certainly a plus;

  • Detailed knowledge in Python and/or R;

  • Solid grasp of statistics;

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills;

  • Flexibility and ability to develop new skills;

  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team;

  • High-quality written and oral communication skills;

  • Use of high-performance computing clusters.


Desirable Requirements

  • Experience in the analysis of single-cell RNA-Seq;

  • Experience in the analysis of spatial transcriptomics/proteomics data is a strong asset;

  • Development of ShinyApps;

  • Experience with data management of large-scale datasets;

  • Knowledge of cancer biology.


WE OFFER:

  • Duration: full-time contract of one year with the possibility for extensions;

  • (Early) access to state-of-the-art technologies;

  • A stimulating (international, multidisciplinary) research environment where quality, professionalism, and team spirit are encouraged;

  • The ability to work on scientifically exceptional and high-impact, state-of-the-art projects;

  • Possibility of hybrid working;

  • The opportunity to be part of a young and dynamic team and to provide a meaningful contribution to genetic and oncological research;

  • The University of Leuven is one of the most innovative universities in Europe. Leuven is located 20 min. from Brussels, in the center of Europe.


HOW TO APPLY:

Motivated candidates are asked to apply online.

Applicants to this role should provide a cover letter outlining relative key skills and experience to assist us with our assessment.

For further information about this opportunity, please contact Jeroen Declercq, jeroen.declercq@kuleuven.be
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