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Post-doc International Researcher in Quantitative Transcriptional Gene Network, Netherlands

Post-doc International Researcher in Quantitative Transcriptional Gene Network, Netherlands

The Faculty of Science and the Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research at Leiden University are inviting students to apply for the Post-doc Researcher in Quantitative Transcriptional Gene Network Analysis in Systems Toxicology, the application for which is open for the academic year 2022-2023.

This position is open to applications from all interested foreign and home country students but will only be awarded to applicants who have the required MSc qualification, experience, and skills. The selected candidates will be entitled to receive a full-time position for three years with a maximum salary of € 4,670. The prospective candidate will join an enthusiastic research team of >25 researchers that conduct their work in the context of multiple European-funded projects (EU-ToxRisk, RISK-HUNT3R, eTRANSAFE, TransQST, VHP4S, PARC, KWF), where successful interactions between academia, industry and regulatory agencies assure excellent scientific and societal impact, as well as a strong support network.

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Leiden University, founded as a Protestant university in 1575 by William, Prince of Orange, as a reward to the city of Leiden for its defense against Spanish attacks during the Eighty Years’ War, is a public research university in Leiden, Netherlands. The university currently ranks 131st in QS World University Rankings 2023.

Why choose to study at Leiden University? Leiden University is driven by the desire to know, understand, interpret and create. Leiden University is a dynamic space where everyone works together to answer today’s questions and keep an eye on tomorrow’s questions. It is also a reliable authority in societal and political debates.

Application Deadline:  30th September 2022 is the last date to apply.

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: Leiden University
  • Department: Faculty of Science and the Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: € 4,670
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: International and Domestic
  • The award can be taken in the Netherlands.

Post-doc International Researcher in Quantitative Transcriptional Gene Network, Netherlands

Eligibility

  • Eligible Countries: Students from all foreign countries and the Netherlands are eligible to apply.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: The students can apply for a postdoctoral position at the Faculty of Science and the Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research at Leiden University.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • Experience with transcriptomic analysis, knowledge of common bioinformatics tools;
  • Experience with network approaches and WGCNA is considered a plus;
  • Proficiency in R, experience with Shiny app development;
  • Strong analytical skills, critical and lateral thinking;
  • Strong communication skills and team player;
  • Strong ability to work independently and creative thinker;
  • Entrepreneurship interest or disposition is considered a plus.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: The applicants can visit the university portal to submit the initial application. However, to apply for this vacancy, please email Marjolijn Lugthart at [email protected].
  • Supporting Documents: The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae with a list of publications
  • Research Interests Statement (max an A4 page)
  • Two reference letters
  • Admission Requirements: The applicants must hold an MSc or PhD degree in bioinformatics or toxicology but strongly focus on data analysis and programming.
  • Language Requirement: The students must submit scores of the following English language proficiency tests:
  • TOEFL IBT – 90
  • IELTS – 6.5

Benefits

The candidates selected by Leiden University for this position will be offered a full-time, one-year term position, with the possibility of renewal for an additional maximum of three years with a salary of € 2,541 – € 4,670.

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