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Software developer for data science

About the lab

The  Data Mining and Modeling for Biomedicine group (headed by Yvan Saeys) at the VIB Center for Inflammation Research and Ghent University is located in the historical city of Ghent, Belgium. The Saeys lab is at the forefront of computational method development in single-cell omics and has a longstanding collaboration with many wet labs in immunology, oncology, and plant biology. Recently, the lab has started a single-cell facility with advanced access to the newest single-cell multi-omics technologies (scRNA-seq, scATAC-seq, CITE-seq, and spatial proteomics and transcriptomics). A major focus of the lab is to model the dynamics of biological systems and characterize their underlying gene regulatory networks. To this end, the lab develops new computational machine learning methods to improve the current state-of-the-art.


The successful candidate will be responsible for developing innovative data visualization solutions, including web-based data visualization portals, automated and scalable pipelines for data science, and maintenance of the software repositories and tools developed by the labs of Yvan Saeys at the VIB Center for Inflammation Research and Bert De Rybel at the VIB Center of Plant Systems Biology.


  • Bachelor in computer science, informatics, or software development
  • Solid programming experience is required (Python, Java, Javascript).
  • Hands-on experience with Linux/Unix environments
  • Good working knowledge of relational databases and SQL
  • Knowledge of web development technologies (PHP, HTML, JavaScript, CSS)
  • Experience with virtualization technologies (e.g. Docker, Singularity)
  • Experience with workflow technologies (e.g. Nextflow)
  • Experience with large scale computing/cluster computing/big data technologies is a plus
  • Experience with visualization technologies is a plus (e.g. D3)
  • We offer

  • A job in a stimulating international research environment that contributes to life science research at the highest standards
  • A flexible working environment
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Starting date: as soon as possible

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