About the Lab
The Laboratory of Computational Biology (Stein Aerts lab) at the VIB Center for Brain & Disease Research, and the KU Leuven Center for Human Genetics, is seeking a creative computational postdoc to study cellular identity and the systems biology of gene regulation.
You will explore single-cell epigenomics and transcriptomics data, infer gene regulatory networks, model genomic enhancers, and study the impact of genomic variation on gene regulation. Depending on your expertise, you can apply machine learning techniques or statistical/Bayesian data integration techniques. You can explore big data compendia such as the emerging single-cell atlases (Human Cell Atlas, Fly Cell Atlas, etc.). Our biological field of study is broad, so you will have the opportunity to work on diverse biological processes ranging from human stem cells, neural crest, brain, reprogramming, and cancer; to Drosophila eye and brain development, evolution, and aging. See our lab website for more information on the biology, bioinformatics, and technology we are interested in: http://www.aertslab.org.
- A Single-Cell Transcriptome Atlas of the Aging Drosophila Brain. CELL 2018
- The transcription factor Grainy head primes epithelial enhancers for spatiotemporal activation by displacing nucleosomes. NATURE GENETICS 2018
- SCENIC: single-c ll regulatory network inference and clustering. NATURE METHODS 2017
- PhD in Bioinformatics, Engineering, Computer Science, Bio-engineering, or Life Sciences
- Programming skills
- A computational mindset and a strong interest in computational biology
Desirable but not required:
- Experience with Machine learning is a plus, but not absolutely required.
- A versatile and challenging job with very diverse contacts in a world-class research environment operating at an international level, and various opportunities to broaden your expertise
- A competitive compensation package based on expertise and experience
- Financial support is available for at least 2 years. However, the successful candidate is encouraged to obtain a personal fellowship (Marie-Curie, EMBO, or National funding organizations).
- Starting Date: as soon as possible
How to apply?
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please complete the online application procedure and include a detailed CV incl. list of publications, a motivation letter and the contact information of three referees.