Ghent University is offering Research fellowship Bio-informatics: “Clinical implementation of genomics based precision oncology pipelines”. International students are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue research.

Eligible Nationalities: International students are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

You will work in a multidisciplinary environment under the supervision of senior scientists in bioinformatics and molecular biology in the Center for Medical Genetics ( and within the broader framework of the Cancer Research Institute Ghent ( where you will implement and develop (new) algorithms for genomics analysis of tumors aiming at a more precise care for the patient.

  • MSc with a specialization track in bioinformatics or equivalent through experience OR holder of a PhD degree in bio-informatics, (medical) biology, (bio-) engineering, computer science, or related fields, obtained in the last 5 years. Candidates with prior experience in (epi)genomics technologies and standard bioinformatics and statistical skills are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Candidates should be team players able to help organizing multidisciplinary projects and have strong strategic analytical problem-solving skills (creative, critical, and open-minded).
  • Experience with the analysis of sequencing data, such as human whole exome/genome sequencing, (single cell) RNA-sequencing, including quality control, read mapping, variant detection, de novo assembly, SNP/indel calling, copy number and structural variation analysis, expression level analysis, etc is a plus.
  • Solid experience with bioinformatics programming, databases and statistics for bioinformatics, including scripting (e.g. Perl, Python), R (incl. Bioconductor), UCSC Genome Browser, Ensembl API, etc, knowledge of relational databases (MySQL, etc) and web servers (Apache, etc) is strongly recommended.
  • Basic insight of (cancer) biology and genomics.
  • International experience (internships, short visits, etc) is appreciated.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English; English language proficiency.

Method of Application: Candidates can apply by sending their CV and letter of motivation to Annelies De Paepe ( before June 30th, 2018. Top-ranked candidates will be invited for an interview (either skype or on site). Location: Medical Research Building (MRB1) Center for Medical Genetics Ghent (CMGG) Ghent University Hospital Corneel Heymanslaan 10 B-9000 Ghent, Belgium tel +32 9 332 39 45 /+32 9 332 24 51.

Scholarship Link

Scholarship Application Deadline: July 01, 2018