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Research Engineer in Bioinformatics

Strong expertise in Bioinformatics, Multi-omics data analysis and data integration

Job

LIH is looking for a highly motivated candidate with strong expertise in bioinformatics,multi-omics data analysis and data integration. The focus will be to support current research demands of all LIH departments mostly in the field of immunology and immune-related diseases. The candidate should have a strong background in the analysis and interpretation of RNA/DNA next-generation sequencing or/and methylation data. Overall, the candidate should be able to demonstrate knowledge of algorithmic and statistical concepts in Biology and Biomedicine as well as scientifically validated data analysis software.

Key Accountabilities

  • Support research groups of LIH in planning “omics” experiments from a bioinformatics and biostatistics point of view.
  • Collaborate on research projects and contribute to them with analysing data, visualizing results and writing methods/results part of papers.
  • Develop targeted pipelines for “omics” data analysis in application to immunology and immune-related diseases.
  • Foster the development and establishment of novel data analysis methods.
  • Preserve up-to-date knowledge in multi-omics data analysis and data science at LIH.
  • Develop computational tools aimed at user’s requests.
  • Contribute to training of LIH staff and PhD students.


Profile

KEY SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master or PhD degree in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology or similar area.
  • Strong background in computational biology with a focus on genome-wide transcriptomic analysis and immunology (mutation analysis, copy number aberrations, epigenetics, immuno-phenotyping, microbiome analysis).
  • Previous experience in at least two of the following areas is required: transcriptomic data including single cell RNA-Seq, multi-omics data integration, epigenetics.
  • Experience in analysing single cell RNA-seq (including CITE-Seq) and ATAC-seq is an asset.
  • Knowledge of modern concepts in immunology and immune-mediated diseases is an asset.
  • Strong knowledge of R or Python (or another programming language such as Julia) is an asset.
  • Good communication skills and ability to work effectively in a team and in close interaction with biomedical scientists.
  • Self-motivated, team spirit and service-oriented mindset.
  • Languages skills: fluent command of English as a working language, knowledge of other languages of the European Union is an asset.

Benefits

Salary based on the internal grid, according to the experience and level of autonomy

Company profile

The Luxembourg Institute of Health is a public research organisation at the forefront of biomedical sciences. With its strong expertise in population health, oncology, infection and immunity as well as storage and handling of biological samples, its research activities impact on people’s health. At the Luxembourg Institute of Health, devoted scientists investigate disease mechanisms to develop new diagnostics, innovative therapies and effective tools to implement personalised medicine. The institution is the first supplier of public health information in Luxembourg, a strong cooperation partner in local and international projects and an attractive training place for ambitious early-stage researchers.

Contact

Applications including a cover letter and a full curriculum vitae should be sent by 30 October 2021 through our website www.lih.lu/jobs. Ref.: VD/REB0821/MO/DII

Location Luxembourg
Research Engineer in Bioinformatics

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