Research technician position in molecular neurobiology


Biomedical Sciences of Cells & Systems (BSCS)


We are looking for a research technician/bioinformatician to join our laboratory in the department of Biomedical Sciences of Cells & Systems, section Molecular Neurobiology at the University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands. Diseases of the central nervous system (CNS) affect millions of people globally, and there is a lack of effective drugs to effectively treat these diseases. It is our ambition to discover molecular triggers of CNS cell dysfunction, in order to identify potential therapeutic targets.

We use a wide range of epigenetic and gene activity profiling strategies, together with genomics and (increasingly) artificial intelligence approaches, to understand how cellular properties are altered and contribute to CNS disease. We are looking for a bioinformatician/data scientist for this research line.

bioinformatics, server administrator, data analysis, neuroscience.

More information
More information can be found on: Research Groups Eggen and Research for the Future of Health.


- You will perform bioinformatic analyses of epigenetic, transcriptomic and genomics data.
- You will assist in server administration and maintenance (system admin).
- You will be responsible for data management.

Wat vragen wij

You are an enthusiastic, motivated technician/bioinformatician who holds a BSc or equivalent degree in bioinformatics, data science, genomics, or a related field. Proficiency in the English language is necessary as well as the ability to work in a research team. Prior experience with R, Linux and/or Python are important. System admin skills, experience with multi-omics data integration, cloud-based computing, GitHub code repositories, and bioinformatics tool development are a plus. You should have affinity for biological research questions in a neuroscience laboratory setting. Wetlab experience is a plus, but not required.

The UMCG has a preventive Hepatitis B policy. The UMCG can provide you with the vaccination, should it be required for your position.
In case of specific professions a ‘Certificate of Good Conduct’ is required.

Wat bieden wij

You will get a challenging position with contacts in an (inter)national research environment and state of the art research facilities. The successful candidate will first be offered a temporary position of one year with the option of an extension for a permanent appointment. Your salary will be a maximum of € 3.896,- gross per month (scale 7M), depending on your qualifications and relevant experience, based on a full-time appointment. In addition, the UMCG will offer you 8% holiday pay, and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. The conditions of employment comply with the Collective Labour Agreement for Medical Centres (CAO-UMC).

Starting Date: April-May 2023 (other starting dates can be discussed)

Meer informatie

Neem voor meer informatie contact op met:

prof. dr. Bart Eggen telefoonnummer +31 (0)50 2616432


Please use the the digital application form at the bottom of this page - only these will be processed. You can apply until 10 April 2023. Within half an hour after sending the digital application form you will receive an email- confirmation with further information. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a motivation letter, and names and contact information of two referees.

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