Postdoctoral researcher in bioinformatics on FAIR science in genomics

Updated: 5 months ago
Deadline: 2024-01-31T00:00:00Z

Postdoctoral researcher in bioinformatics on FAIR science in genomics

The researcher will operate at the University of Liège, specifically within the Unit of Eukaryotic Phylogenomics (UEP) (  and the Belgian Coordinated Collections of Microorganisms (BCCM) / ULC of Cyanobacteria ( Supervision will be provided by Professor Denis Baurain (UEP) and Dr. Luc Cornet (BCCM/ULC).

The objective of this position is to support reproducibility in genomic research. The research within BCCM aligns with the Open Science movement, and the consortium has developed a set of Nextflow-Singularity workflows for their research []. The researcher will work on the development of FAIR genomic tools for microbiological research (e.g., Cyanobacteria, Fungi) with a focus on implementing  recent phylogenomic approaches in the existing toolboxes. The researcher will have significant freedom to explore other genomic themes for the purposes of testing and benchmarking the newly developed solutions (i.e., case studies).

This project requires a self-reliant researcher with a practical knowledge  of Nextflow and Singularity environments, as well as a significant experience in code versioning and open source software use and development. Familiarity with phylogenomic methods will be considered a plus. An excellent track record of publications and autonomous ability to write scientific papers is required.

The researcher will work closely with a computational biologist to make the research efforts of the lab more reproducible.


-Development of Nextflow-Singularity workflows for the BCCM consortium

-Introduction of recent phylogenomic software in the GENERA toolbox

-Perform genomic analyses on Cyanobacteria and fungi.


-The researcher must hold a PhD, ideally with 1 to 3 years of postdoctoral experience.

-Researchers must not have worked in Belgium for more than 24 months in the last 3 years.

-Experience in NextFlow, Singularity and Python/Perl is essential.

-Proficiency in HPC environments and shell (bash) scripting is required. 

-Experience in genomics, particularly in phylogenomics would be considered as an asset.

Job location

-University of Liège, Sart-Tilman campus, Belgium


-Initially, a one-year contract, renewable once based on a positive evaluation.


-The application review process will begin on January 31 and will continue until the position is filled. Submit your application, before January 31 2024, by email to [email protected] and [email protected] with the subject 'Application to JOB3 Bioinformatician’. Include an updated CV with a list of publications, a cover letter, and contact information of two references who are willing to provide feedback on your work.

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