Postdoctoral Researcher – Bioinformatics in Proteome Research
VIB group: Department of Medical Protein Research,UGent
The Functional Proteomics unit of our department developsand applies peptide-centric or gel-free techniques for detailed analyses of avariety of proteomes. These analyses yield an enormous amount of massspectrometry derived data needing interrogation, intelligent storage anddissemination. Ongoing bioinformatics efforts are focused on the qualityassessment of suggested peptide and protein identifications, the streamliningof data flow and the public dissemination of proteomics data (more info can befound at http://www.proteomics.be/-
We aim at expanding our bioinformatics capacity in order to increase our competence in data mining and in linking proteomics data with biologically and medically relevant questions. For this purpose we seek a
person who is successful in bridging biology and mass spectrometry. She/he will not only operate in association with the mass spectrometry driven proteomics lab, but will also take up challenges to independently employ and develop bioinformatics tools for describing and predicting at the protein structural level the different features (processing, modifications, interactions) discovered during our proteome-wide analyses when analyzing cell death and oxidative stress.
- Junior postdoctoral researcher
- Experience with bioinformatics and programming inproteome research
- Experience with structural protein modeling isan asset
- Experience with biostatistics is an asset
- Excellent writing, reporting and communicativeskills
- Good publication track record
- Willing to supervise PhD students
- Willing to apply for research grants
We offer a two year contract renewable for two more years. The selected candidate will have full access to all data derived from theproteomics lab and will be able to independently perform her/his research activities.