Postdoctoral fellow in Blue Biotech Bioinformatics

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 15 Aug 2021


We offer an initial 18 months contract (extendable with national or EU funds), a competitive salary and interactive work environment in collaboration with a well-established marine research team ( ) and a well-established team of computational systems biologists ( ). KU Leuven is a research-intensive, internationally oriented university that has been elected Europe's most innovative university by Reuters and consistently ranks and features in Europe's top-15 universities within the Times Higher Education ranking. Leuven is a historic, dynamic and lively city located in the heart of Belgium, within 20 min from Brussels, the capital of the European Union, and less than 2 h from Paris, London and Amsterdam.

Eligibility criteria

We are looking for a motivated and scientifically excellent candidate in functional genomics/bioinformatics with a problem-solving attitude to work in a collegial environment pervaded with intellectual rigor. Strong communication skills complemented with innovative and analytical thinking are important assets. Applicants must hold a PhD in a related field such as (Applied) Biology, Bioinformatics or Computational Biology. The individual we are looking for has broad knowledge of aquatic/marine (micro-)organisms (omics/phenotypes/environment), and will have to be comfortable with common bioinformatic tools, databases and programming languages (SQL, Python, R). The candidate will also have an opportunity for teaching and mentoring of students. 

Selection process

For more information please contact Prof. dr. Vera van Noort, tel.: +32 16 37 92 16, mail: or Prof. dr. Filip Volckaert, tel.: +32 16 32 39 72, mail: .
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