Bioinformatics Technician

Leuven VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research

15 Jun 2017


VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research


Full Time



The VIB Center for Brain and Disease is looking for a motivated bio-informatics technician to provide support to ongoing research projects. You will play a key role in the development, execution and support of high throughput data analysis workflows on local servers and the Flemish Supercomputer Center (VSC).

Your functions will be:

  • Development, deployment and maintenance of bioinformatics workflows.
  • Heterogeneous data management in a research environment.
  • User support, troubleshooting 


  • Education in bio-informatics, or a related field.
  • Experience in scripting languages, most importantly: Python, R and bash.
  • Knowledge of Linux and high performance computing.
  • Knowledge of statistical data analysis and machine learning.
  • Basic knowledge of, or demonstrable interest in the brain and brain disease is a distinct advantage.
  • You have a practical, can-do, problem-solving attitude.
  • Good communication skills, and fluent in written and spoken English.

We offer

  • A full time job in a varied, challenging, collegial environment.
  • Assist in world-class science aiming to understand brain, and brain degenerative diseases.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Starting date: as soon as possible.