(Junior) Bioinformatician - (data curation)



Gaston Crommenlaan 8, Gent, Belgium


(Junior) Bioinformatician – data curation

Who are we?

BISC Global is a young and fast-growing company active in Bioinformatics, Machine Learning and Statistics Consulting. In recent years, the major challenges in biotechnological research have shifted away from generating data and more towards data analysis. It is our goal to address these changing needs and build bridges between the worlds of biology and informatics, mathematics and engineering, young professionals and established experts.

As a Junior Bioinformatician, you will have the opportunity to work on exciting projects in the pharmaceutical industry, biotech and academia. You will work with our customers, supporting them with functional analysis, data-integration, implementation & execution of analysis methodologies and visualisation techniques. Throughout this, you are coached by our team of senior experts to provide you with optimal support in you professional and personal development.


Who are we looking for?

  • You have at least a Bachelor’s degree in Bioinformatics

  • You have knowledge of molecular biology, genetics, epigenetics, transcriptomics and proteomics

  • You have a strong interest in data analysis strategies and techniques (sequencing-based and/or micro-arrays) and workflows and are keen to learn more about these specific areas

  • You have knowledge of data structures and databases, and are used to working with publicly available datasets and tools

  • You have Knowledge of programming (ex. Java, C++, Perl, Python)

  • You have hands-on expertise in vitro assay development and analysis using Abase (or equivalent tools) and are familiar with Pipeline Pilot and automated import and analysis of screening data. You have expert knowledge of Excel

  • You are familiar with state-of-the-art data analysis and statistic tools, automation and quality checks

  • Previous experience with bioinformatics projects (pathway analysis, differential analysis, data and text mining, database querying, machine learning etc.) is a definite plus

  • Knowledge of statistical and experimental design is a plus


What is expected of you?

  • You enjoy project-based working and have a strong analytical mindset

  • You are eager to learn and have a healthy sense of responsibility

  • You can work independently but are also a team player

  • You enjoy working in a multidisciplinary environment with people of diverse professional backgrounds (IT, (molecular) biology, chemistry, statistics, etc.)

  • You are communicative and customer focused

  • You are fluent (written and verbally) in English



What do we offer?

  • A dedicated project (data curation), allowing you to divide your time between customer projects and a bespoke training trajectory in our BISC academy

  • A challenging job environment with advancement opportunities

  • A young and dynamic company with an open culture, easy communication and ambitious vision

  • Project guidance and support from our (academic) experts

  • A strong focus on your personal and professional development

  • An attractive salary with additional benefits


Interested? Please send your resume and motivation letter to: Helen De Block helen.deblock@biscglobal.com

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