Senior Scientist in Bioinformatics


Seraing, Belgium

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For its Epigenetics division and under the supervision of the Epigenomics Services Manager, Diagenode is looking for a highly motivated, team-oriented

Senior Scientist in Bioinformatics.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work in a dynamic multidisciplinary team carrying out Epigenetics-related service projects, including Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS)
  • Performs bioinformatics data analysis in a daily basis related to ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, RR(ox)BS, (h)MeDIP-seq, WGBS, ATAC-Seq and other epigenetic related NGS technologies
  • Communicate with customers and provide Bioinformatic scientific expertise toward understanding and assessing customers’ needs (communicating progress, explaining significance of results and troubleshooting technical issues)
  • Generate professional technical reports for delivery to customers in a timely manner to meet delivery deadlines
  • Work to design and enhance the epigenetic bioinformatics pipelines to meet customer’s requirements
  • IT operations work to maintain the health of the servers (storage, back-up, etc)
  • Implement dockers and queueing systems


  • PhD in Bioinformatics with a background in biology, bioengineering, computer science, statistics or related field
  • Post-doctoral experience in bioinformatics with programming and statistics/mathematical skills including linux, scripting (e.g. Bash), R (incl. Bioconductor) and machine learning
  • Experience with NGS data analysis
  • Capable of multitasking and managing several projects in parallel
  • Fluency in English
  • Team- and customer-oriented person
  • Rigourous and attention to details
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with wet lab/bench scientists
  • Excellent reporting skills (oral and written communication skills)


  • Programming experience with Perl or Python
  • Experience in epigenetics and transcriptomics
  • Background in (bio)statistics, mathematics
  • Experience with data mining
  • Knowledge of RStudio
  • Familiarity with bioinformatics related databases such as Ensembl, UCSC, ncbi, etc.
  • Experience in annotation, gene ontology enrichment, pathway analysis
  • Knowledge of LaTeX and knitr


Permanent position.

In addition to a highly interactive and stimulating environment, Diagenode also provides competitive salaries. Diagenode is an equal opportunity employer and promotes diversity throughout its workforce.

If you are interested, please send your application with a full detailed CV and a motivation letter, by email via the apply button.

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