Category: Academic Staff & Researchers1 - Working at the VUB
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The Faculteit Geneeskunde en Farmacie , Department Basis (bio)-medische wetenschappen , is looking for a postdoctoral researcher.
More concretely your work package contains:
The Oncology Research Center (ORC) of Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) is looking for a talented and enthusiastic bioinformatics scientist, who preferentially has obtained a PHD. The candidate will contribute to the ongoing and new projects in the ORC situated in cancer research , with focus on but not limited to tumour biology and its microenvironment, immune- oncology, tumour heterogeneity and plasticity. The ORC is situated on the medical campus of VUB in Jette. The ORC is a multi-disciplinary group in which basic, translational and clinical investigators from the VUB and UZ Brussel collaborate.
The candidate should have a strong knowledge in bioinformatics and interest in biological pathways relevant in cancer research. The candidate will actively contribute to cancer research by supporting data mining, bioinformatic analysis and interpretation of (single cell) (spatial) omics-data sets. The candidate should also autonomously consult public data sets and generate new insights relevant to the ongoing or new research projects at ORC. The candidate will do this in teamwork with the biomedical scientists and clinician scientists of the ORC-groups. The candidate will interact with other bio-informaticians within ORC and within the BrightCore Genomics Core Facility. After an induction period, there will the possibility to work part- time from home.
For this function, our Brussels Health Campus (Jette) will serve as your home base.3 - Profile
What do we expect from you?
You preferentially hold a Ph.D. (obtained max. 6 years ago) or master in Bioinformatics (min. 2 years of relevant experience)
Are you going to be our new colleague?
You'll be offered a contract , for an assignment of 1 FTE , for 12 months (extendable, on condition of the positive evaluation of the research activities), with planned starting date 01/11/2023.
You'll receive a salary linked to one of the scales set by the government.
At the VUB, you're guaranteed an open, involved and diverse workplace where you are offered opportunities to (further) build on your career.
As well as this, you'll enjoy various benefits:
Is this the job you've been dreaming of?
Send us ONLINE and at the latest on 18/09/2023 your CV, letter of motivation and the highest degree you've attained (not applicable for VUB alumni).
Do you have questions about the job content? Contact dr. Isabelle Houbracken at [email protected] or on (0486)40 71 57.
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