Vacancies 70241-Bioinformatician-Human-Genetics
  • 36 hours a week
  • Temporary
  • 1 year
  • Date of publication: 30 July 2019
  • Deadline: 27 August 2019
  • Scale 9: max € 56913 gross per year at full employment (incl. vacation bonus and end of year payments)
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Job description

Within the Department of Human Genetics, we implement and apply the latest genome analysis technologies for patient diagnostics including microarrays, exome and genome sequencing, long-read sequencing for many different genetic tests. We are looking for a bioinformatician to pioneer the analysis of long-read whole genome sequencing based on PacBio technology.

You work within a young team of bioinformaticians and programmers embedded in the Department of Human Genetics responsible for development of novel technologies for patient diagnostics and translational research: analyzing genetic data for patient diagnostics. Your work will consist of implementing quality control, analysis and interpretation of long-read sequencing data for human genomes.


You have a master’s degree or PhD in bioinformatics or related discipline. You are goal-oriented and able to work independently and efficiently, and you have a drive to finish projects. You will work in close collaboration with molecular geneticists and other bioinformaticians and therefore have a proactive and collaborative attitude and excellent communication skills. You have experience in Linux and high-level programming, preferably in Java. You have a good understanding of genetics, and preferably some experience with long-read technologies. You’re eager to learn new things and like to be intellectually challenged.


The Department of Human Genetics is one of the largest and most innovative human genetics departments in Europe. We currently employ more than 400 people who work in three divisions: Genome Research, Genome Diagnostics, and Clinical Genetics. The Genome Diagnostics division is one of the largest laboratories with more than 150 employees who work under the umbrella of different theme groups. It is one of the leading diagnostic laboratories in Europe due to the high degree of innovation and rapid uptake of novel technologies.

Radboudumc strives to be a leading developer of sustainable, innovative and affordable healthcare to improve the health and wellbeing of people and society in the Netherlands and beyond. This is the core of our mission: To have a significant impact on healthcare. To get a better picture of what this entails, check out our strategy.

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Employment conditions

Upon commencement of employment we require a certificate of conduct (Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag, VOG) and there will be, depending on the type of job, a screening based on the provided cv. Radboud university medical center’s HR Department will apply for this certificate on your behalf.

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Comments and contact information

All additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from Christian Gilissen, PhD, Associate Professor, Head of Bioinformatics, (024) 366 89 40. Use the Apply button to submit your application.

Please apply before August 27.
Recruitment agencies are asked not to respond to this job posting.

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