Postdoc Bioinformatics

Postdoc Bioinformatics

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16 Dec 3 Jan Nijmegen

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Job description

We are looking for a postdoc bioinformatics who wants to work in a challenging environment, characterized by inter-disciplinary research and innovation, high dynamics, and a patient-oriented drive. Will you join our ambitious team?

Inherited metabolic disorders are severe diseases that often present in young children. Although limited, an increasing number of therapeutic strategies is coming available:
  • To monitor the effect of treatment, we develop omics-based biomarkers in patient blood cells and plasma.
  • To better judge the added value of such data for the patient, bioinformatics approaches are important for data interpretation.
You will perform research on data processing and analysis of mass spectrometry-based omics data coming from metabolomics and glycoproteomics measurements. This includes workflow implementation, chemometric analysis and generation of a prototype reference patient database. The work is performed together with laboratory specialists, laboratory technicians and a senior bio-informatician.


Radboud University Medical Center (Radboudumc)


We are looking for a highly talented, motivated and enthusiastic bioinformatician with a keen interest in translating scientific knowledge into applied research. You are a t eam player with good communicational skills. You are pro-active and eager to learn new things and develop yourself. You also have the ability for independent and critical thinking.

Further more you have:
  • A PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, or related discipline.
  • Experience with Bioinformatics and large data analysis.
  • Experience with multi-omics projects, preferably mass spectrometry based such as metabolomics or proteomics.
  • Strong chemometric data analysis skills.
  • Strong programming skills (Python, R).

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: until December 2023.

Working at Radboud university medical center means that you are ahead of the curve and working together on the healthcare of the future. And there is more. Our secondary terms of employment are impressive. These are fully tailored to you thanks to our Employment Conditions Selection Model. At Radboud university medical center, you will be given trust, and you will take the responsibility to handle everything together.
  • A gross monthly salary between € 3.047and € 4.800 (scale 10) based on full-time employment.
  • An annual vacation allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • If you work irregular hours, you will receive an allowance.
  • As a full-time employee (36 hours per week), you are entitled to approximately 168 vacation hours (over 23 days) per year.
  • Radboud university medical center pays 70% of the pension premium. You pay the rest of the premium with your gross salary.
  • You get a discount on health insurance as well: you can take advantage of two group health insurance plans. UMC Zorgverzekering and CZ collectief.
  • We provide annual courses, both professional and personal.
In addition to our terms of employment, we also offer employees various other attractive facilities, such as childcare and sports facilities. Want to learn more? Take a look at the CAO UMC.



The Department of Human Genetics is one of the largest and most innovative human genetics departments in Europe. We currently employ more than 400 people, who work in three divisions, Genome Research, Genome Diagnostics, and Clinical Genetics. The Genome Diagnostics division is one of the largest laboratories with >150 employees who work under the umbrella of different theme groups.

You will be embedded in a young team of bioinformaticians and programmers responsible for the development of novel technologies for patient diagnostics and translational research. In this role you will be working in close collaboration with the Translational Metabolic Laboratory (TML) to improve the diagnosis of Inborn Errors of Metabolism (IEMs).

Within TML, we are innovating our diagnostic processes by implementing holistic approaches like metabolomics, proteomics and glycomics, including the development of new computational approaches to process and interpret untargeted high resolution mass spectrometry data. Challenges lie in the translation of big data to a clinically valuable results for individual patients.

Together, we are one of the leading diagnostic laboratories in Europe due to the high degree of innovation and rapid uptake of novel technologies.

Radboud university medical center is a university medical center for patient care, scientific research, and education in Nijmegen. Radboud university medical center strives to be at the forefront of shaping the healthcare of the future. We do this in a person-centered and innovative way, and in close collaboration with our network. We want to have a significant impact on healthcare. We want to improve with each passing day, continuously working towards better healthcare, research, and education. And gaining a better understanding of how diseases arise and how we can prevent, treat, and cure them, day in and day out. This way, every patient always receives the best healthcare, now and in the future. Because that is why we do what we do.

Read more about our strategy and what working at Radboud university medical center means. Our colleagues would be happy to tell you about it. #weareradboudumc


  • Postdoc
  • Natural sciences; Health
  • max. 36 hours per week
  • €3047—€4800 per month
  • University graduate
  • 175263-P1124492-1


Radboud University Medical Center (Radboudumc)

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