Good communication skills and a collaborative spirit will be required to integrate our research team, which includes technical staff, graduate and Ph.
D. students, and postdocs.
We are looking for a computational biologist who is highly motivated, well-organized, and dynamic with a high level of independence and creative thinking :
Ph.D. with a topic in one of the following areas : statistics, bioinformatics, or computational biology in a field of (cancer) immunology, molecular biology, or similar.
A broad bioinformatics experience with good working knowledge in genomics and transcriptomics / pathway biology / (cancer) immunology and deep scientific expertise in next-generation sequencing technologies and (statistical) data analysis.
Experience in single-cell sequencing and interest in spatial transcriptomics and proteomics data analysis is mandatory.
Working proficiency in popular programming languages such as R or Python.
Fluency in the analysis of large datasets and Linux-based high-performance computing environments.
A proven and successful publication track record in this field.
High intrinsic motivation and a strong scientific curiosity.
Ability to be inventive and to present novel ideas in method development, data analysis, and interpretation.
Team player that can work independently in a multidisciplinary (international) team
Excellent oral and written English communication skills
Proactive, flexible, and problem-solving attitude
Experience in working with deadlines and being involved in multiple projects
Duration : full-time contract of one year with the possibility for extensions. You are stimulated to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship.
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.
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.
The position is available from November 1st, 2021.