Vacancies 83841-Scientific-programmer
  • 36 hours a week
  • Temporary
  • Two years, with possible extension
  • Date of publication: 24 June 2020
  • Deadline: 8 July 2020
  • Scale 9: min € 2961 - max € 4078 gross per month at full employment (excl. vacation bonus and end of year payments)
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Job description

As a scientific programmer you will work within the context of the national large-scale X-omics research infrastructure (coordinated by prof. Alain van Gool, Radboudumc) and will be contributing to the development of the X-omics data analysis, integration and stewardship infrastructure.

With the X-omics data science team, you will be constructing a digital research environment (DRE). The DRE facilitates the use of computational tools and contributes to the Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability and Reusability (FAIRness) of data, tools and services.

Tasks and responsibilities
  • Implement and benchmark computational approaches for the analysis of X-omics data.
  • Improve the analysis of Whole Genome Sequencing data.
  • Analysis of relevant X-omics data sets from disease (primary immunodeficiencies and intellectual disability syndromes) and population cohorts, in close collaboration with other scientists.
  • Advise and support biomedical scientists and clinicians in X-omics analyses and FAIR data management.
  • Work with the Radboud Technology Center Data Stewardship to optimize the DRE for the needs of handling –omics data.


We are looking for a bioinformatician with a good understanding of genomics data analysis and analysis tools, and a particular interest in multi-omics data integration. You will show enthusiasm for the introduction of large-scale -omics to improve diagnosis and to develop personalized therapies.

  • Bachelor or Master in a relevant discipline (data science, biology, bioinformatics, computer science, artificial intelligence, genetics).
  • Excellent programming skills in a relevant language (python, R, Java, C++, …).
  • Enjoying work in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Good writing and verbal communication skills.


The Centre for Biomolecular and Molecular Informatics (CMBI) is well known for the development of new computational approaches for the study of the gene en protein variation and for its ability to turn ‘omics data into biomedical understanding. The CMBI develops bioinformatics approaches that contribute to the understanding of disease mechanisms, personalized therapies and interventions, and a learning health care system. The CMBI is committed to the reusability of their data, tools, and services, and puts the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interpretable, Reusable) data principles into action.

The Department of Human Genetics is one of the largest and most innovative human genetics departments in Europe. We currently employ more than 300 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. Within Genome Diagnostics, the genome bioinformatics group develops novel bioinformatics methods to improve the interpretation of genome variation, and implements and applies bioinformatics methods for large-scale genomics data to identify novel genetic causes of disease.

The candidate will particpate in a cross-departmental task force of data scientists dedicated to the analysis of X-omics data.

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 Prof. Dr. Peter-Bram 't Hoen, professor of Bioinformatics, +31 (0)24 361 97 63 or Dr. Christian Gilissen, associate professor Genome Bioinformatics, +31 (0)24 366 89 40.  Use the Apply button to submit your application.

Please apply before 8 July 2020.
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