UCLouvain is hiring a Bio-informatician (m/f/x)


Job Id : SF  36085
Internal and external job posting until the 31st of March 2024


For de Duve institute (DDUV)
Main campus :  Charleroi

Fixed-term, full-time contract, until the 31st of December 2025
Starting date : as soon as possible

Context / Mission

The Université catholique de Louvain is a French-speaking university present in six different locations, including Charleroi. With a multicultural and multilingual environment, UCLouvain is open to the world and hosts students and researchers from around the globe.
The university is highly ranked internationally and is a major employer in Wallonia and the Brussels region.
UCLouvain operates faculties, research institutes, and administration to fulfill the three missions of teaching, research, and service to society.

e-OMIX is a new project launched a UCLouvain and aims at establishing a new bioinformatic hub to share and leverage omics data (collected from different platforms quantifying cellular molecular content) across different laboratories in Brussels and Wallonia for research and clinical purposes.



  • Establish bioinformatics pipelines for preprocessing single-omics data (filtering, normalization, control of batch effect, quality control, etc.)
  • Adhere to interoperability standards established by the FIHR consortium Ensure compatibility of omics data collected across different platforms and research groups by implanting HL7 FIHR standards.
  • Integrate different types of omics data to favor a multiomics approach
  • Conceive and automate supervised (regression, variable selection, etc.) or unsupervised (network analyses, clustering, PCA, etc.) statistical analyses.


Qualifications and skills


  • Master’s degree in bioinformatics, statistics, computer sciences, biomedical sciences, bio-engineering, or equivalent
  • Experience and/or keen interest in one or several of the following:
  • One or multiple omics experimental technologies, data processing analysis and/or interpretation
  • Interest in developing solutions for the exchange of biomedical data and in multicentric initiatives
  • Solid background in statistics, machine learning/artificial intelligence
  • Knowledge of one or more programming language (e.g., Rmarkdown, Python, BASH, etc.) and IDE (R, Jupyter notebooks, etc.)
  • Collaborative research software development (e.g., unit testing, version control, continuous integration, Git, etc.)
  • Experience in R/Bioconductor data structures, in particular those used for omics data analysis (e.g., SummarizedExperiment, SingleCellExperiment, QFeatures, etc.)
  • Open and reproducible research
  • Contribution to an open and inclusive research environment
  • Good written and oral communication skills, english proficiency

We offer


  • A collaborative work environment: The project is conjointly led by the Computational Biology (CBIO) and Computer Engineering (INGI) units from UCLouvain and will involve other major academic actors.
  • The collaborator will be partly based in the A6K startup incubator in Charleroi, and partly home-based, (with occasional travels to UCLouvain’s Brussels or Louvain-La-Neuve campuses)
  • One-year fixed-term contract, with a possibility of extension
  • Flexible work hours
  • Reimbursement of public transportation cost


Candidates are invited to send their application (resume and cover letter) at jobs@eomix.be.