PhD Studentship Bioinformatics / Systems Biology, Ghent University, Belgium

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For our group, we are looking for enthusiastic PhD students in bioinformatics/systems biology. You will be involved in a project which is highly complementary to ongoing research in the group, where microarray, proteomics and interaction data related to growth control is generated. You will be responsible for the application and development of computational methods to analyze and integrate these data. You will collaborate with both experimental and computational biologists to obtain a systems-level understanding of leaf growth.

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  • You have a degree in Bioinformatics, Informatics or in Biotechnology/ Biochemistry/Bioengineering.
  • You have a good knowledge/experience in programming (Perl, R, Java and/or C++).
  • You have knowledge or experience with databases (mySQL).
  • You have an interest in web design (PHP).
  • You speak English fluently.
  • You have good communication skills. You are a team player. You are independent and like to take initiative. You are flexible.

We offer a contract of 2 years, within University Gent, with the possibility of prolongation. We offer a diverse job in a young team, an open and informal work atmosphere and in modern facilities. The Department of Plant Systems Biology, VIB, University Gent ( is an internationally renowned and dynamic research institute that employs molecular genetics, genomics and bioinformatics to unravel developmental processes in plants and is led by Prof. Dirk Inzé.

Start date: as soon as possible, the position remains vacant until a suitable candidate is found.

Information: Further information can be obtained by contacting Stefanie De Bodt (stefanie.debodt[ at ]

Application: Send your letter of motivation, your CV and if possible references to:

Hilde Diegenant
Department of Plant Systems Biology
Technologiepark 927
9052 Gent
Tel: +32 93313806

or through email to hilde.diegenant[ at ]

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.


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