Postdoc position 'Integrated analysis of genomic and epigenomic alterations in developmental disorders' (IB2, ULB, Brussels)

Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
Job Location
Boulevard du Triomphe
1050 Brussels
Job Description

A Postdoc position on 'Integrated analysis of genomic and epigenomic alterations in developmental disorders' is available at the Interuniversity Institute of Bioinformatics in Brussels (IB2, Vrije Universiteit Brussel VUB and Université Libre de Bruxelles ULB, Belgium). The research goal is to contribute to the development of new bioinformatic methodologies that could lead to increase the genetic diagnostic yield by integrating multi-omics data (Whole genome sequencing, Infinium DNA methylation). Both fundamental and clinical aspects will be addressed by using NGS data that will be produced in the context of the IGenCare 'Integrated Medical Genomics Care Solution for Patients with Rare Genetic Diseases' project.

The position is funded for 2 years by an International research mobility fellowship and could start as early as April 3, 2018. The International research mobility fellowship rules require that the fellow has not resided or carried out its main activity (employment, studies) in Belgium for more than 24 months during the last 3 years.


The candidate should hold a PhD in bioinformatics, molecular biology or in computer sciences and demonstrate proficiency in genomics, algorithmics, statistics and in software development (R, python). Experience with whole genome sequencing or massive datasets analysis would be a plus. The applicant should also demonstrate interest for interdisciplinary research.


How to Apply

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until a candidate has been selected. Applications (containing a CV and a motivation letter) and questions related this position should be emailed to: Prof. Matthieu Defrance

About Our Organization

The Interuniversity Institute of Bioinformatics in Brussels is a new interdisciplinary research initiative supported by ULB and VUB universities hosted in the BC building of the ULB La Plaine Campus.

The goal of the (IB)² is to bring together research groups of the VUB and ULB specialized in bioinformatics analysis of large scale omics data, into an interuniversity, cross-faculty (Medicine, Sciences, and Applied Sciences, of ULB and VUB) laboratory.

The missions of the (IB)² consist of the following:

  • Design and use of large-scale omics driven bioinformatics, biostatistics and computational biology to achieve a better understanding of the physio- and pathological mechanisms of living organisms.
  • Enable interdisciplinary and interuniversity research collaborations in bioinformatics by providing a physical location for research, meetings, collaborations, seminars as well as high-performance computer facilities, including the ULB-VUB computing center.
  • Allow Technology Transfer through training, education, innovation and collaborations.

The (IB)² has the ambition to evolve into a competitive structure of scientific excellence, recognized at national and international level.

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