Postdoctoral researcher - Bioinformatician
4 dagen geleden


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
  • We offer

  • 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.

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