LOCATION: ROYAL NIOZ TEXEL
VACANCY ID: 2021-17
CLOSING DATE: May 8 2021
The Department of Marine Microbiology and Biogeochemistry (MMB) studies microbial communities and their functioning in all types of marine environments, from estuaries to the deep ocean, from tropical coral reefs to polar regions, and from the present to the past.
The Department has well-equipped molecular, chemical and microbiological laboratories, and state-of-the-art facilities for bioinformatics, flow cytometry, single-cell analysis as well as isotope and high-resolution mass spectrometry.
The Department is international and dynamic and has approximately 80 members, including PhD students, postdocs and Master students from more than 15 different countries. A group of sixteen staff scientists and fifteen research assistants (junior and senior) form the core of the Department. Nearly half of the core staff was recruited in the last three years leading to a young, vibrant, diverse and multidisciplinary department.
We are looking for a permanent enthusiastic bioinformatician for our MMB department. The optimal candidate has expertise in setting-up large-scale pipelines for the analysis of omics data and is motivated to support researchers and students with regard to their various bioinformatics needs including high-throughput biological sequence data analyses. Specifically, the person filling up this position would be responsible for:
We are looking for a highly motivated team player with a background in bioinformatics, computational modeling and scientific computing, with a Bachelor degree in one of the mentioned areas. Due to the international character of the institute and department, excellent English communication skills are expected. A proven track record in research software development and in developing bioinformatic pipelines (preferentially using Snakemake), experience in working in a Linux environment, expert skills in several programming languages (at least two of: java, python, R, bash) and database management (MySQL, SQL) are essential. Furthermore, we expect previous experiences in the analysis of high-throughput omics data and evidence of efficient collaboration within a multidisciplinary research environment. Experience in project management, documentation and reporting is a requirement. A proven record of assistance in training bioinformatics skills is a strong plus. We highly encourage applicants from all members of our community and of diverse background, including LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.
Please note that Non-EU citizen can only apply for this position when they have a valid work permit.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
For more information about the vacancy itself, please contact Laura Villanueva (Research leader), tel. no.: 31 (0)222 369428. For more information about the procedure, please contact Immetje Duin (HR department), tel. no. 31 (0)222 369 491
If you are interested in this position please visit our website www.workingatnioz.com and apply for this job.