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1. Position offered

Title of position offered

Researcher/postdoctoral researcher in microbial bioinformatics

Type of position offered

Training position, Research position

Description of position offered

Job description
• You provide support in Next Generation Sequencing projects (metagenomics and bacterial whole genome sequencing);
• You oversee nucleic acid isolation for and sequencing runs on different sequencing platforms (Illumina, Pacbio, Nanopore);
• You are involved in downstream sequencing data analysis;
• You interact with technicians, PhD students and senior researchers.

Profile and requirements
• You hold a Master’s or Doctoral degree (PhD) in bioinformatics or related specialties; preferentially with a background in (micro)biology;
• You have experience in handling Next Generation Sequencing data;
• You have basic knowledge in microbiology
• Molecular biology skills are an added advantage;
• You have good knowledge in assembly tools (Velvet, SPAdes, and HGAP);
• You have knowledge in the LINUX and UNIX environment;
• You have basic scripting knowledge in PERL and R;
• You have excellent knowledge of English;
• You are used to working in a multi-disciplinary context;
• You can work independently and take up responsibility;
• You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.

Place of work city

Wilrijk, Antwerp

Place of work

Belgium

Type of contract

Temporary / contract / project

Job status

Full-time

Compensation

Salary, Fellowship

2. Professional experience required

Medical speciality / field of interest

Medical speciality / field of interest other

Microbial bioinformatics

Status of specialist training required other

Pre- or post-doc researcher

3. Qualification required

Qualification required

Master’s or Doctoral degree (PhD) in bioinformatics; preferentially with a background in (micro)biology.

First language

Englidh

Skills first language

Excellent

4. Institution/company details

Description of institution/company

The University of Antwerp is a family friendly organization, with a focus on equal opportunities and diversity. Our HR-policy for researchers was awarded by the European Commission with the quality label HR Excellence in research.

Our institution / company is an ESCMID Collaborative Centre

No

Our institution is an accredited training centre

No

Gender

Ms

Title

Prof, Dr

Surname(s)

Malhotra-Kumar

Firstname

Surbhi

Institution/Company

University of Antwerp

Department

Medical Microbiology

Street

Universiteitsplein 1

City [State]

Wilrik, Antwerp

Zip/Postal code

2610

P.O. Box

2610

Country

Belgium

Email

Phone

003232652752

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