[Bio-software] University of Groningen - PhD bioINFORMATICS

RA Scheltema r.a.scheltema at rug.nl
Thu Jan 19 05:29:23 EST 2006


PhD bioINFORMATICS

Groningen Bioinformatics Centre, University of Groningen
Projects: IOP-Genomics Brassica Nutrigenomics, BSIK-Bioassist


Background
These projects will develop the biology-centered bioinformatics 
resources, i.e., biologically relevant mathematical models, methods, 
algorithms and software. You will develop information systems that allow 
applied researchers to comprehensively analyze their genetical genomics 
data and reconstruct and visualize the regulatory, metabolic and 
developmental pathways. You will be part of a young, motivated team and 
use cutting-edge information technologies to keep ahead in this dynamic 
area, including code-generation, computing clusters, systematic reuse, 
and web-services.
Next to your research you will be a part of a group of engineers 
creating an information infrastructure for the GBiC-group. As such you 
will act as the spokesperson, who will be able to translate the 
biological problems to practical software solutions.
For more information see:
1.    www.molgenis.com
2.    www.genenetwork.org
3.    Swertz, MA, de Brock, EO, van Hijum, SAFT, de Jong, A, Buist, G, 
Baerends, RJ, Kok, J, Kuipers, OP, Jansen, RC (2004) Molecular Genetics 
Information System (MOLGENIS): alternatives in developing local 
experimental genomics databases. Bioinformatics 20(13).
4.    Chesler EJ, Lu L, Wang J, Williams RW, Manly KF (2004) WebQTL: 
rapid exploratory analysis of gene expression and genetic networks for 
brain and behavior. Nature Neuroscience 7: 485-486.

Required education/skills
You are a university graduate (at the diploma or master of science 
level) in Bioinformatics or Computer Science. When you have a degree in 
Computer Science you should have relevant experience in the field of 
Bioinformatics. You are expected to have an excellent academic record 
(demonstrated by a list of examination marks from your university study) 
and be curious, creative, autonomous and ambitious.
You should be able to gain insight (where necessary) into the relevant 
Life Sciences domains (e.g., genomics, bioinformatics, biomedical and 
biotechnological applications). Knowledge of programming languages is 
required, including Java, PHP, C++, Python and Perl. Furthermore, you 
should be fluent in the English language and eager to communicate your 
work both orally and in written form in scientific articles. Experience 
with business management and design, production line management, 
operations research, project management, databases, information systems 
and design, (legacy) integration and internet applications is a clear 
advantage.

Additional information:
For more information you can contact Bert de Brock (e.o.de.brock at rug.nl) 
and Ritsert Jansen (r.c.jansen at rug.nl).

Conditions of employment of Software Engineer position
A salary dependent on qualifications and work experience up to a maximum 
of 3472 euros gross a month for a full time and 8% holiday allowance and 
participation in a pension scheme for government employees.
Employment basis: Temporary for specified period.
Duration of the contract: three years.
Maximum hours per week: 38.

Application:
Please send your application with full CV (including list of subjects 
taken at university plus your grades, publications, preferred research 
direction, etc.) to
GBIC, Klazien Offens, P.O. Box 14, 9750 AA Haren, the Netherlands
Or by e-mail: k.m.offens at rug.nl





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