ICT and Bioinformatics Assistant


The VIB Center for Brain and Disease is looking for a motivated ICT and bioinformatics assistant to support daily operations. You will provide, apart from all-round ICT support, assistance in the development, execution and support of high throughput data analysis workflows on local servers and the Flemish Supercomputer Center (VSC).

Your functions will be:

  • Linux server support.
  • Development, deployment and maintenance of bioinformatics workflows.
  • Heterogeneous data management in a research environment.
  • User support, troubleshooting.


  • Extensive knowledge of Linux and Linux system administration.
  • Experience in scripting languages, most importantly: Bash and Python.
  • Experience in webserver and database management (Apache, Mysql)
  • Basic knowledge of, or demonstrable interest in, bio-informatics, brain and brain disease is a distinct advantage
  • Experience in web development, SSL certificates, Network File Systems, Networking, Linux management tools, Mac & Windows are an advantage. 
  • You have a practical, can-do, problem solving attitude.
  • Good communication skills, and fluent in written and spoken English.

We offer

  • A full time job in a varied, challenging, collegial environment 
  • Assist in world class science aiming to understand brain, and brain degenerative diseases.
  • A competitive salary
  • Starting date: as soon as possible.

How to apply?

Please apply online. Please submit a full CV preceded by a motivation letter. The coordinates of at least 2 references should be mentioned.

For more information about this job, please contact Mark Fiers.

Creation date:

17 March 2017


Bio IT


VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research,



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