ELIXIR is the European life-sciences infrastructure for biological information. ELIXIR brings together bioinformatic tools, resources and experts into a distributed infrastructure that enables researchers across Europe to share and analyze their life-science research data.
The Belgian ELIXIR node has been awarded a grant from the Flemish government to build a data management and data analysis infrastructure for life-
sciences. The overall aim of this project is to build an interoperable data infrastructure that provides tailored solutions to enable researchers in life-
sciences to focus on their research question, rather than technical details of data, interoperability, compute resources, .
We will build on, and further develop, existing internationally used frameworks and technologies such as FAIRDOMHub () for data management, and Galaxy ( and ) and containers () for data analysis.
To extend the ELIXIR team, we have 5 vacancies available within VIB.
This project is in close collaboration with international partners involved in ELIXIR and aligned with initiatives in life-
sciences in the context of FAIR data and the European Open Science Cloud. In short, if you’re interested in contributing to building the data research infrastructure for the future for life-
sciences, these positions should be of interest to you. We are building a multidisciplinary team, therefore we are looking for talented people with complimentary expertise.
Modern (molecular) biology rests on the generation, sharing and integrated analysis of digital data. Connecting the large amounts of digital life-
science data, fosters innovation allowing to address major societal challenges. The ELIXIR Belgium projects will facilitate the reproducible analysis of life-
science data. In collaboration with the Flemish Supercomputer Center (VSC, ) which is building a Flemish Cloud infrastructure, we will develop and maintain services-
on-top targeted to life-science researchers. We will deploy different approaches, targeted at both biologists and bioinformaticians.
At VIB, we have experience deploying Galaxy and will provide this for all Flemish researchers (). To provide more flexibility, we plan to deploy the Genomics Virtual Laboratory () and a container-
focussed platform (e.g. Kubernetes). This will be performed in close collaboration with experts in ELIXIR, VSC and the ELIXIR Belgium team.
As a Scientific Cloud Coordinator, you
Desirable but not required
About the institute and research infrastructure
The ELIXIR consortium () is a European research infrastructure which unites life-science research groups. It coordinates, integrates and sustains bioinformatics resources from the different member states.
The VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology (PSB, ) is a world-leading plant science institute with the mission to integrate genetics, genomics, phenotyping and bio-
computing to unravel the biology of plants and to further explore the potential of plants to build a sustainable world.
The bioinformatics research groups at PSB develop novel software and web tools for the integration of large-scale data sets in the area of genomics, transcriptomics and phenomics for which an extensive computational infrastructure is available on site.
PSB coordinates the Belgian ELIXIR Node, more information on .
How to apply?
Motivated candidates are asked to apply online.