Doctoral fellow

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