19/06/2019
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Doctoral fellow - Department of Biomolecular Medicine

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Ghent University
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciencesOther
    ChemistryBiochemistry
    EngineeringBiomedical engineering
    EngineeringOther
    Medical sciencesOther
    TechnologyBiotechnology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    01/08/2019 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Belgium › Gent
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    38

Last application date: Aug 01, 2019 14:32

Department: GE31 - Department of Biomolecular Medicine

Employment category: Doctoral fellow

Contract: Limited duration

Degree: You have a Master’s degree in biochemistry, biotechnology, biomedical sciences, bioengineering or equivalent.

Occupancy rate: 100%

Vacancy Type: Research staff

Job description

The Neurogenomics group at the Center for Medical Genetics has a longstanding expertise in the introduction of new technologies in the elucidation of genetic and genomic defects in children with congenital anomalies. In a close collaboration between the Center for Medical Genetics (UGhent/UZGent) and the Department of Human Genetics (UZLeuven) our research group investigates new techniques for improved diagnostics in genomic disorders. As such, we are currently implementing third generation sequencing (long-read sequencing) to detect hidden structural variations in the genome of these patients, causal for the disorder under investigation. We are looking for a talented and highly motivated PhD student to enforce our team working on the elucidation of these structural variants in patients with intellectual disability and congenital malformations. We offer an open, highly dynamic, and challenging working environment, in which teamwork, initiative and originality are stimulated and appreciated.

We offer a position for 1 year with the possibility of extension for 4 years in case of a positive FWO/BOF application (the candidate will have to apply for an FWO PhD-fellowship in February 2020).

Profile of the candidate

- You have a Master’s degree in biochemistry, biotechnology, biomedical sciences, bioengineering or equivalent.

- You have a strong interest in genetics and molecular biology. Prior experience with next generation sequencing and data-analysis is considered an advantage. - You are an accurate and precise worker.

- You can work independently, yet you are also a team player.

- Candidates must have excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

How to apply

Candidates should send their CV, a motivation letter (approx. 1 page) and the email addresses of two potential referees to prof Björn Menten (bjorn.menten@UGent.be).

More information: https://www.cmgg.be/en/research/neurogenetics

Web site for additional job details

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciences
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Chemistry
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Engineering
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Engineering
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Medical sciences
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Technology
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Ghent University
Belgium
Gent
9000
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 33

EURAXESS offer ID: 419073
Posting organisation offer ID: 130712

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