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PhD student / Bio-informatician in cancer geneticsPosted by: University of Antwerp
Posted date: 2020-Apr-16
The Center for Medical Genetics Antwerp is a diagnostic and research institute within the University of Antwerp and the Antwerp University Hospital, comprising over 100 scientists, of which over 40 are fulltime engaged in research. The Center is looking for:
PhD student / Bio-informatician in cancer genetics
You will perform research through bio-informatical analysis of “omics” data, with a focus on next generation sequencing and methylomics. You will analyse different datasets using various bio-informatic tools, with the final goal of understanding the complex biology of cancer and evaluate the potential of these data for the development of new biomarkers for early detection and therapy response.
You are (or soon will be) a master in bio-informatics. You have strong ICT skills and you are eager to fully submerge into the world of bio-informatics. You have good experience with Linux and one or more programming languages as well as knowledge of statistical methods of analysis. Candidates with a Master degree in one of the life sciences (Biomedical sciences, Biochemistry, Bio-engineering, Biostatistics, …), with relevant interest and experience in informatics are also welcome. A general background in human genetics and cancer biology is needed. You are willing and eligible to apply for a personal PhD fellowship with the Flemish FWO (FWO.be). Therefore, it is required that you hold a master degree from a European university, and have not obtained your master diploma more than three years ago (see FWO website for detailed conditions).
Proficiency in English, and good communication skills, both oral and written, are required. You are highly motivated, and you like to work in an interactive research team. You are willing to work on a 4-year PhD project starting summer or fall 2020.
What we offer
We offer a one year position, as a PhD student, which can be extended up to 4 year upon positive evaluation, even if a personal fellowship application is not successful. Wages are according to the standard Flemish bursary levels for PhD students.
You will join an enthusiastic research team, within an established and extensive international research network. In your daily work, you will work in close collaboration with the experienced bioinformatics team at the Center for Medical Genetics of the University of Antwerp. Besides that, you will also work in collaboration with laboratory-oriented researchers in cancer genetics that generate data and develop assays for your potential biomarkers in the lab.
For additional information please contact prof. dr. Guy Van Camp (guy.vancampuantwerpen.be), dr. Ken Op de Beeck (ken.opdebeeckuantwerpen.be) or dr. Arvid Suls (arvid.sulsuantwerpen.be)
To apply, send a copy of your CV including details of your relevant skills and a motivation letter by e-mail to dr. Arvid Suls before May 10, 2020.
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