Bioinformatician/Software Developer



Ghent, Belgium


The Saeys Lab is known for its innovative work in bioinformatics and computational biology, including the analysis of cytometry and single-cell transcriptomics data, cell-cell communication inference and spatial omics.

As a key member of our team, you will:

  • Implement and further develop NicheNet, our advanced cell-cell communication tool, in Python.
  • Enhance the interoperability of NicheNet with various other tools used for single-cell RNA-seq data analysis and cell-cell communication inference.
  • Contribute to the development of bioinformatics software, driving forward our research capabilities.



  • You obtained a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Bioinformatics,  Informatics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a related field
  • Proficient in Python
  • Strong communication skills in English

Desirable but not required

Preference will be given to candidates with experience with

  • programming in R
  • experience or interest in single-cell RNA-seq data analysis and cell-cell communication.

Key personal characteristics

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team 

We offer

  • Competitive stipend and benefits package
  • A 2-year full-time position
  • A versatile and challenging academic position with very diverse contacts in a world-class research environment operating at an international level, and various opportunities to broaden your expertise.
  • Access to state-of-the-art compute infrastructure 
  • Collaborative and supportive research environment
  • Training courses in academic, technical, and career skills.
  • Opportunities for professional development and networking

How to apply? 

Please complete the online application procedure and include a detailed CV, two reference letters, and a motivation letter.

For further information and questions, please send an email to Yvan Saeys  (