Researcher Bioinformatics in Marine Ecology (Post-Doc)

Researcher Bioinformatics in Marine Ecology (Post-Doc)

VLIZ - Flanders Marine Institute

Oostende, Belgium

Your main responsibilities

  • To conduct research on ecosystems biology of plankton communities with internal funds. This involves bioinformatics analysis of meta-genomics and meta-transcriptomics data and the use of computational methods for statistical analysis and modelling;
  • To contribute to other research projects in the VLIZ research department that involve bioinformatics analyses, to interact and collaborate with colleagues at VLIZ to increase interdisciplinarity in various projects, to give advice on colleagues’ research;
  • To write high quality research papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals;
  • To write proposals and to prospect for external funding (in collaboration with relevant colleagues at the institute and with external partners) to initiate new projects in molecular ecology;
  • To possibly contribute to research and innovation projects in collaboration with partners from the Blue Economy;
  • To supervise MSc and PhD students;
  • To network at national and international level with other (marine) scientists;
  • To present research at national and international conferences;
  • To contribute to events organized by the Department or the Institute, such as the VLIZ Marine Science Day;
  • To review research proposals, manuscripts and abstracts.

For each function, VLIZ considers enthusiastic involvement, open servitude, excellent professionalism and integrity as important characteristics.

Your profile

  • PhD in Exact or Applied sciences with strong skills in bioinformatics and interest in systems biology;
  • Expertise with analysis and management of high throughput sequence data;
  • Affinity or experience with meta-genomics or meta-transcriptomics is a plus;
  • Documented and strong academic track record;
  • Critical and creative;
  • Scientifically integer;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, a motivated team player;
  • Open minded and taking initiative;
  • Good oral and written English communication skills;
  • Documented project writing skills;
  • Experience with project management and supervision of students is a plus;
  • Willing to learn new skills on a regular basis;
  • Willing to work in an international context.

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