Senior bioinformatics scientist



Martelaarslaan 408, Ghent, Belgium

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Who we are

BioLizard is a growing consultancy company providing bioinformatics solutions for our customers in biotech, pharma and diagnostics. Typically, a lizard adjusts to its surroundings. That is exactly what we do, we adapt to our customers’ data environment! The research field is rapidly becoming more data-driven, where we strive towards offering state-of-the-art bioinformatics, statistics and machine learning solutions to help solve our customers’ biological questions. Our habitat is the stretch of land where both biologists, informaticians and statisticians, both experts and juniors, both academics and company employees reside.

Our bioinformatics scientists are embedded in the working environment of our customers in a full time or half-time regime, collaborating on challenging projects in life science. You will contribute to devising solutions in data integration, analysis pipeline implementation, information visualization and data learning. Experimental design, software development and computational omics are familiar to you. You play an important role in functioning as the point of contact to our network of academic specialists, following up on professional and personal development.


Analytical mindset – Eager to learn – Independent and team player - Multidisciplinary - Solution-oriented – Positive and open-minded – Customer empathic

Job requirements

  • PhD in bioinformatics, biostatistics or equivalent

  • 2 years postdoctoral experience, either academic or industry

  • Experience in genomics and/or proteomics, data mining, ML and biostatistics is a plus

  • Proficiency in at least one programming language is required (e.g. Python, R, ...)

  • Software development skills are a plus

  • Willing and able to learn and implement new technologies

  • Knowledge or background in life-sciences is considered an advantage

  • Fluent in English, with good communication skills

  • Willing to travel when the need arise (depending on project)

  • Location: preferably Ghent – Belgium, but this is not a must

Job offer

  • A challenging and motivating work environment where like-minded people strive towards top-grade results in a continuously evolving research domain

  • A personal growth trajectory focusing on self-development and gathering knowledge

  • Project guidance together with senior profiles and our academic network of experts

  • An attractive salary package with additional benefits

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