Genomics bioinformatician
Laarbeeklaan, Brussel
7 dagen geleden

The Brussels Interuniversity Genomics High Throughput core (BRIGHTcore, the VUB-ULB genomics platform), in collaboration with the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and UZ Brussel, including its molecular platform AMPLiUZ and the Center for Medical Genetics (CMG) aims for excellence in genomics research and diagnostics.

To expand its expertise BRIGHTcore is looking for a (gen)omics bioinformatician.

He / she will work within a dynamic multidisciplinary team with BRIGHTcore / CMG bioinformaticians and application specialists to support the researchers of the VUB and UZ Brussel responsible for genetic translational and fundamental research, with a focus on heritable genetics, oncology, oncohematology and microbiology.

He / she will be responsible for the development and application of innovative (gen)omics data-analyses.

Responsibilities :

  • Developing, tweaking, evaluating, implementing and applying bio-informatics based genomic data-analysis pipelines, algorithms and (annotation) tools for a variety of research and diagnostic projects.
  • Coordinating and supervising massive parallel sequencing and array generation and analysis in close collaboration with BRIGHTcore and CMG colleagues.
  • Writing high quality code.
  • Initiating and maintaining contracts with internal and external partners in order to analyze and realize their bioinformatics needs.
  • Keeping a close eye on the bioinfomatic, biostatistic and biotech developments for a next generation sequencing (NGS) setting
  • Initiating health care-related bioinformatics research on the VUB-UZ Brussel Health campus.
  • Supervising PhD and master students as well as researchers working with these technologies.
  • Organizing regular seminars on bioinformatics for the VUB-UZ Brussel Health Campus.
  • Supporting the bio-IT troubleshooting.
  • Participates in (IB)2 : the Interuniversity Institute of Bioinformatics in Brussels.
  • Qualifications

  • A PhD in computational biology, genomics, biotechnology, bioengineering or similar
  • Excellent knowledge of (gen)omics technology
  • Experienced in computational bioinformatics and / or biostatistics within an NGS setting (data assemblage, analysis and annotation)
  • Expertise in the computational aspects of genomics, transcriptomics and / or epigenomics
  • Expertise in machine learning is a plus
  • Knowledge of scripting and / or programming (for example R, Perl, Linux, Python, C, )
  • Knowledge of relational databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL)
  • Multi-tasking capacities
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Strong communicational skills (verbal and written)
  • Insight in the needs and requests of fellow researchers to develop project-related tools
  • Shows initiative, is able to work independently and initiates projects
  • Positive attitude and a team-player
  • Eager to learn and driven to contribute to innovative research and diagnostics
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English, additional knowledge of Dutch is a plus.
  • Our offer :

  • We offer an open-ended contract with a salary in accordance with this position and provide a comprehensive benefits package including supplementary pensions, life insurance, health insurance, private nursery, child care during holidays, subsidized meals, ...
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