PhD Student

Last application date
Dec 31, 2019 20:31
WE09 - Department of Plant Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
Employment category
Doctoral fellow
Limited duration
MSc in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Engineering, or similar.
Occupancy rate
Vacancy Type
Research staff

Job description

PhD student ‘Computational Tools for Network Biology in Plants’ Fully funded PhD position with the aim to obtain a doctorate at Ghent University. In this project, the candidate is expected to

i. develop new computational methods to accurately build gene regulatory networks in different plants (model species & crops) with varying levels of genome complexity

ii. develop and evaluate methods to translate networks between model and crop species using different experimental data sources Reporting of results through publications in peer-reviewed international journals. Attending and presenting your results at international scientific events. Access to a diverse set of training programs at UGent / VIB (both scientific & soft skills)

Profile of the candidate

MSc in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Engineering, or similar.

Good programming (Python, JavaScript and/or PHP) and Linux skills are a mus.

Experience with tool/web-development (for example, JavaScript frameworks like React, Vue, of Angular) is a plus.

You are enthusiastic about scientific research, computational biology, and want to learn more about advanced biological concepts.

You have good communication and writing skills. You are proficient in English.

How to apply

Submit your application online and please include a letter of motivation, a detailed CV and contact info of 2 references (including e-mail addresses and phone numbers). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. URL: