We have a job opening for a postdoctoral scientist in Bioinformatics who
will be involved in the integrative analysis of RNA-seq data and growth
More detailed information can be found below.
Please forward to any interested colleagues.
Stefanie De Bodt
(our apologies for multiple posting)
---Postdoctoral Scientist Computational Biology---
The Department of Plant Systems Biology, VIB, University Ghent is an internationally
renowned and dynamic research institute that employs molecular genetics, genomics and
bioinformatics to unravel developmental processes in plants. The Systems Biology of Yield
group, headed by Prof. Dirk Inzé, is focusing on the integration of multiple data sources
(genomics, transcriptomics, phenotyping) to investigate the complex regulation of plant
growth in relation to the environment.
We want to recruit an enthusiastic postdoc in computational biology to perform research in
the field of plant systems biology. With the advent of sequencing technologies, we are now
able to exploit the natural variation of plants to study growth and development in the model
species Arabidopsis thaliana as well as the crop species Zea mays (corn). You will be
involved in the integrative analysis of RNA-seq data and growth phenotype data to
investigate the molecular basis of leaf growth control. The successful applicant will be
working in close collaboration with our experimental team, to develop and apply
computational methods to analyze in-house generated data.
Department of Plant Systems Biology (www.psb.ugent.be)
Job opportunities at PSB: see http://www.psb.ugent.be/jobs.
Bioinformatics activities: see bioinformatics.psb.ugent.be.
· You have a PhD degree in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Computational
Science or in Biotechnology/Biochemistry/Bioengineering or equivalent through
· You have a good knowledge/experience in programming (one or more of the
following: Perl/Python, R, Matlab, mySQL), proficiency in Unix/Linux.
· Experience with next-generation sequencing, microarray data analysis or genomewide
association mapping is a plus
· Strong background in statistics is a plus
· Good knowledge of plant biology is a plus
· You speak English fluently. You have good communication skills and like to work in a
team. You can work independently and like to take initiative.
The contract will be for a period of 3 years. We offer a diverse job in a young international
team, an open and informal work atmosphere and in modern facilities. The institute is located
in the vibrant university city of Ghent. Start date is as soon as possible, the position remains
vacant until a suitable candidate is found.
Application: Send your letter of motivation, your CV and references to Christine Tiré
(christine.tire from psb.vib-ugent.be). Further information can be obtained by contacting Stefanie
De Bodt (stefanie.debodt from psb.vib-ugent.be).
Please add the following reference to your application: POSTDOC_SBY_COMPBIO11
Stefanie De Bodt, PhD
VIB Department of Plant Systems Biology, UGent
Tel: 32 (0)9 3313692