Bio informaticist

36 hours a week
€ 4.678 - € 6.402

Closing date: June 5

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Are you ready for a new challenge? We are looking for an enthusiastic colleague to strengthen our team in supporting bioinformatic and computational analyses of ongoing research within our department.

Job description

You will contribute significantly to research within the department by collaborating with staff members within existing research lines. The focus is on supporting PhD students and Postdocs in experimental design, analysis (including quality control and statistical aspects), and reporting results from large 'omics' datasets. In addition, you contribute to a strong data infrastructure within the department through implementation of standardized workflows for data processing, storage and analysis, and through supervision of data stewards. Finally, you contribute to the performance of assigned management and administrative duties within the department.

Department of Pathology and Medical Biology

The Department of Pathology and Medical Biology of the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) is comprised of approximately 250 employees, who work collaboratively within UMCG and the region on the basis of equality and connectedness. We aim to provide top-quality patient care, conduct innovative translational and applied scientific research, deliver state-of-the art education, and demonstrate clinical and scientific leadership. The department is nationally and internationally renowned in the fields of molecular diagnostics and digital pathology, and possesses high-quality infrastructure and facilities. In addition, the department actively participates in highly rated educational curricula in medicine, dentistry and biomedical sciences, and offers internships for various students from UMCG and universities of applied science from the region.

The department's scientific research is concentrated in several main lines within oncological and non-oncological pathology, with excellent cross-pollination within the department, UMCG, as well as regionally and (inter)nationally. This research is highly translational and focuses on the biological mechanisms that contribute to disease. The department thus moves at the interface between clinic (diagnostics and treatment) and biology, and has both strongly molecularly oriented research groups and more imaging and image-analysis oriented research groups. In the research are possibilities to develop new molecular diagnostics methods.

The team
You will work within the staff of the Pathology and Medical Biology department. The staff currently consists of 45 colleagues, including 18 pathologists, 6 clinical molecular biologists, and 21 research staff members. It is a varied team with a lot of knowledge and skills, working on the core tasks of the UMCG: Care, Research, Education and Training. The team works with great enthusiasm, commitment and dedication. We are working on large "omics" datasets, such as genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and epigenomics, which are generated and analysed across the department's research lines.

What do we need

We are looking for a colleague who has received training at the BSc and/or MSC level in computational biology, systems biology or bioinformatics, and has a PhD degree. You have demonstrable methodological, statistical and computational expertise and knowledge of biomedical research. You are focused on collaboration and accurate in data processing and reporting. The department has a strong international orientation, which means that fluency in Dutch and English is a must. If you also have experience in supervising PhD students and supporting staff, we would be very happy.

The UMCG has a preventive Hepatitis B policy. The UMCG can provide you with the vaccination, should it be required for your position.
In case of specific professions a ‘Certificate of Good Conduct’ is required.

What do we offer

This is a full-time vacancy (36 hours per week/1.0 FTE). The position will initially be on a temporary basis for a year, after which permanent employment is possible. Location is Groningen. The salary is a maximum of €6.402,- gross per month (salary scale 11) , depending on your qualifications and relevant experience, based on a full-time appointment. The UMCG will offer you 8% holiday pay, and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. The conditions of employment comply with the Collective Labour Agreement for Medical Centres (CAO-UMC). The UMCG offers an attractive working environment among inspired and committed scientists and a good package of primary and secondary employment conditions, such as study arrangements.

For questions about the position

Any questions? Do contact us.

Martijn Nawijn adjunct Professor of Functional Genetics of Chronic Respiratory Disorders

Stefan Willems head of department, Department of Pathology and Medical Biology

How to apply

Please use the the digital application form at the bottom of this page - only these will be processed. You can apply until 5 June 2024.
Within half an hour after sending the digital application form you will receive an email- confirmation with further information.


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