Vacancies 78561-Bioinformatician-for-human-genetics
  • 36 hours a week
  • Bepaalde tijd
  • 2 years
  • Date of publication: 24 January 2020
  • Deadline: 21 February 2020
  • Scale 9: min € 2961 - max € 4078 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 and research including CNV-microarrays, exome and genome sequencing and long-read sequencing for a variety of genetic tests. As part of the Solve-RD project we are looking for a bioinformatician to support the analysis of large cohorts of exome, whole genome and long read sequencing datasets from patients with unsolved rare diseases. Solve-RD is a research project funded by the European Commission with the ambition to solve large numbers of rare diseases, for which a molecular cause is not known yet by sophisticated combined omics approaches, and to improve diagnostics of rare disease patients through contribution to, participation in and implementation of a “genetic knowledge web” which is based on shared knowledge about genes, genomic variants and phenotypes.

You work together with a team of more than 10 bioinformaticians embedded in the Department of Human Genetics responsible for the analysis of genetic data for patient diagnostics, as well as with bioinformatics researchers. Your work will consist of setting up analysis pipelines, running analyses on large cohorts and implementing novel bioinformatics tools for exome, genome and long read sequencing data.


You have a bachelor or master’s degree 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 bioinformatics researchers as well as with a large group of bioinformaticians embedded within our genome diagnostics division. Therefore we expect a proactive and collaborative attitude and excellent communication skills.

You have experience with exome/genome sequencing analysis, and are familiar with Linux, and high performance compute (HPC) infrastructure. In addition you have good high-level programming skills, preferably in Java. You are 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 >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. You will be embedded in a young team of bioinformaticians and programmers responsible for the development of novel technologies for patient diagnostics and translational research.

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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Working 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 Genome Bioinformatics and Head of bioinformatics via +31 (24) 366 89 40 or from Alexander Hoischen, PhD, Associate professor Immunogenetics. Use the Apply button to submit your application.

Please apply before February 21, 2020.
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