Bioinformatician Postdoctoral Level



Leuven, Belgium


Position summary

The Chris Marine lab at the VIB Center for Cancer Biology ( is actively seeking a skilled bioinformatician proficient in analyzing and integrating single-cell and spatial multi-omics datasets. The primary focus of this role is to delve deeper into the molecular mechanisms driving intra-tumor heterogeneity, plasticity, and therapy resistance.

Applicants should demonstrate expertise in programming languages such as Python and/or R, as well as experience working with high-performance computing clusters. The successful candidate will be a team player, collaborating closely with other bioinformaticians, as well as cancer cell and molecular biologists, clinicians and pathologists.


Essential Requirements

  • PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Statistics, Computer Science, Genetics, or equivalent.
  • Proficiency in Python and/or R, with a solid grasp of statistics.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, with a flexible mindset for acquiring new skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience with high-performance computing clusters and analysis of transcriptomics and genomics datasets.

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience in single-cell and spatial OMICS data analysis.
  • Development of ShinyApps and experience with large-scale dataset management.
  • Knowledge of cancer biology.

We offer

  • Access to already generated large and unique datasets.
  • Full-time contract for one year with the possibility of extensions.
  • Stimulating research environment promoting quality, professionalism, and teamwork.
  • Opportunity to work on scientifically significant and high-impact projects.
  • Hybrid working option.
  • Chance to contribute meaningfully to genetic and oncological research in a dynamic team.
  • Located 20 minutes from Brussels, the University of Leuven offers a central European location in the vibrant city of Leuven, known for its innovation.

How to apply?

Interested candidates should apply online and include a cover letter detailing relevant skills and experiences for assessment. For further inquiries, please contact Jeroen Declercq at