Bioinformatician

Bioinformatician

Published Deadline Location
26 Jul 31 Aug Amsterdam
Sanquin Research offers a new position for a Bioinformatician as part of the core bioinformatics team.

Job description

Hundreds of thousands of donors donate blood at Sanquin: the Dutch national blood bank and a highly regarded institute for knowledge and innovation in the field of blood. Besides providing the national bloodsupply we also perform high quality research on all facets of blood, blood donations and transfusions. The research programme of Sanquin is centered around five medical needs, including anemia, vascular diseases and inflammation, bleeding and hemostasis, cancer, immune deficiency and aging. Within Sanquin Research nearly 230 investigators and technicians are involved in fundamental, translational, clinical and applied research.

Our high level of research requires that we adopt and develop the latest in research technology in NGS, proteomics, imaging and flow cytometry. This generates large amounts of new raw scientific data each and every day that require processing and analysis using advanced bioinformatics.

The position
For bioinformaticians we have unique positions available in which you have the ability to work on a wide variety of omics data and research topics. We seek a bioinformatician as part of our core bioinformatics team that employs and develops methods to analyse proteomic, transcriptomic, genomic, flow cytometry and imaging data. Our team works together with wet lab scientists to find novel and integrative solutions for blood related medical needs.

Research group
You will be part of the core bioinformatics team to meet the demands of the ever increasing amount of research data that is being generated by Sanquin and its research partners. As part of a group of enthusiastic bioinformaticians you will collaborate on performing novel research, help build and maintain an bioinformatics infrastructure to analyze and manage our increasing data output and fulfil our big data aspirations to help patients and blood donors.

Your key responsibilities:
·  Collaborate with researchers on research projects, large and small;
·  Support researchers by supplying bioinformatics assistance;
·  Develop and apply analysis pipelines to support fundamental and translational research;
·  Help support and maintain the bioinformatics infrastructure;
·  Report scientific results in reports, presentations, scientific publications, patents and regulatory documents.

Specifications

Sanquin Blood Supply Foundation (Sanquin)

Requirements

We are looking for highly motivated candidates with:

  • MSc or PhD degree in bioinformatics, computer science, or biomedical sciences;
  • 2 or more years of experience in bioinformatics;
  • Demonstratable skills in dealing with large datasets and knowledge of quantitative data statistics, bioinformatics, and data reporting/visualization;
  • Preferably experience in analysis of flow cytometry and/or RNAseq data; 
  • Experience with Linux;
  • A team player with good communication skills in English, who can work independently, but also as part of a multinational team.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 year.

We offer unique research opportunities in a dynamic environment. Nowhere else in the world you will find an organization that combines medical, pharmaceutical, diagnostic and scientific research under one roof.  In addition to a challenging project in a multi-disciplinary and enthusiastic team we offer:

  • Salary and working conditions conform Sanquin Collective Labor Agreement;
  • Temporary position for the duration of 1 year;
  • A full time contract of 36 hours per week;
  • 8,33% end-of-year bonus and 8,33% holiday allowance;
  • Partial reimbursement of travel expenses;
  • Pension plan with Pensioenfonds Zorg & Welzijn (PFZW);
  • Collective discounts on various insurances;
  • At fulltime employment 201 hours of leave per annum.

Additional information

Interested?
Please submit your complete application documents (including motivation letter, CV as well as names and contact information of at least 2 references) before the 31st of August. Please apply using the button below. Selected candidates will be contacted at the beginning of September for a first round of interviews.

For further information about the project, please contact Dr. John van Dam (j.vandam@sanquin.nl).

A pre-employment screening will be part of the procedure.

Acquisition is not appreciated. Sanquin does not accept unrequested help from agencies for this vacancy. CV's (in whatever shape or form) that are sent by agencies to any employee of Sanquin without a written assignment, will be considered property of Sanquin and Sanquin will therefore not owe compensation in any way..

Specifications

  • Research, development, innovation; Technical and laboratory
  • Health; Engineering; Natural sciences
  • max. 36 hours per week
  • University graduate
  • 312

Employer

Sanquin Blood Supply Foundation (Sanquin)

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Location

Plesmanlaan 125, 1066 CX, Amsterdam

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Application procedure

Interested?
Please submit your complete application documents (including motivation letter, CV as well as names and contact information of at least 2 references) before the 31st of August. Please apply using the button below. Selected candidates will be contacted at the beginning of September for a first round of interviews.

A pre-employment screening will be part of the procedure.

Acquisition is not appreciated. Sanquin does not accept unrequested help from agencies for this vacancy. CV's (in whatever shape or form) that are sent by agencies to any employee of Sanquin without a written assignment, will be considered property of Sanquin and Sanquin will therefore not owe compensation in any way..

Application procedure

Application procedure

Interested?
Please submit your complete application documents (including motivation letter, CV as well as names and contact information of at least 2 references) before the 31st of August. Please apply using the button below. Selected candidates will be contacted at the beginning of September for a first round of interviews.

A pre-employment screening will be part of the procedure.

Acquisition is not appreciated. Sanquin does not accept unrequested help from agencies for this vacancy. CV's (in whatever shape or form) that are sent by agencies to any employee of Sanquin without a written assignment, will be considered property of Sanquin and Sanquin will therefore not owe compensation in any way..

Make sure to apply no later than 31 Aug 2022 23:58 (Europe/Amsterdam).