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Bioinformatician Postdoctoral Level

Closing date
2 Sep 2024

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Life Science
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time
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Job Details

Position summary The Chris Marine lab at the VIB Center for Cancer Biology ( is actively seeking a skilled bioinformatician proficient in analyzing and integrating single-cell and spatial multi-omics datasets. The primary focus of this role is to delve deeper into the molecular mechanisms driving intra-tumor heterogeneity, plasticity, and therapy resistance.

Applicants should demonstrate expertise in programming languages such as Python and/or R, as well as experience working with high-performance computing clusters. The successful candidate will be a team player, collaborating closely with other bioinformaticians, as well as cancer cell and molecular biologists, clinicians and pathologists.


Essential Requirements

  • PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Statistics, Computer Science, Genetics, or equivalent.
  • Proficiency in Python and/or R, with a solid grasp of statistics.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, with a flexible mindset for acquiring new skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience with high-performance computing clusters and analysis of transcriptomics and genomics datasets.

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience in single-cell and spatial OMICS data analysis.
  • Development of ShinyApps and experience with large-scale dataset management.
  • Knowledge of cancer biology.
We offer
  • Access to already generated large and unique datasets.
  • Full-time contract for one year with the possibility of extensions.
  • Stimulating research environment promoting quality, professionalism, and teamwork.
  • Opportunity to work on scientifically significant and high-impact projects.
  • Hybrid working option.
  • Chance to contribute meaningfully to genetic and oncological research in a dynamic team.
  • Located 20 minutes from Brussels, the University of Leuven offers a central European location in the vibrant city of Leuven, known for its innovation.
How to apply? Interested candidates should apply online and include a cover letter detailing relevant skills and experiences for assessment. For further inquiries, please contact Jeroen Declercq at


VIB’s core mission is to generate disruptive insights in the molecular underpinning of life and to translate these actively into impactful innovations for patients and society. VIB is an independent research institute where some 1,800 top scientists from Belgium and abroad conduct pioneering basic research. As such, they are pushing the boundaries of what we know about molecular mechanisms and how they rule living organisms such as human beings, animals, plants, and microorganisms. Based on a close partnership with five Flemish universities – Ghent University, KU Leuven, University of Antwerp, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and Hasselt University – and supported by a solid funding program, VIB unites the expertise of all its collaborators and research groups in a single institute. VIB’s technology transfer activities translate research results into concrete benefits for society such as new diagnostics and therapies and agricultural innovations. These applications are often developed by young start-ups from VIB or through collaborations with other companies. This also leads to additional employment and bridges the gap between scientific research and entrepreneurship. VIB also engages actively in the public debate on biotechnology by developing and disseminating a wide range of science-based information. 

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