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Bioinformatics and Data Science Trainer - Belgium  

VIB (company)


Posted on : 28 May 2017

Project Description

  •  The Bioinformatics Core is hiring an enthusiastic ELIXIR trainer to expand the training program and establish the data science curriculum of ELIXIR Belgium.
  • Our institute greatly values diverse standpoints and promotes an inclusive environment in which everyone is respected
  • Based on your experience in data science and life sciences and in collaboration with the Training Coordinator of ELIXIR-BE, you will develop and organise several new training sessions including online training material. 
  • To successfully accomplish your program, you will scout potential (bio)informatics trainers, guide them in setting up a successful training session and take the final responsibility of the execution and followup of training sessions. 
  • You will also have the opportunity to give training sessions of your own (preferentially in data science related topics) and to explore new ways of training methods.
  • To keep up your skills in the fast evolving area of data science and bioinformatics, part of your time will be dedicated to specific projects in these topics. 
  • You will continue to establish connections to international trainers, and work on the visibility of the company Bioinformatics Core and ELIXIR Belgium, towards the institute and towards the world. 
  • You can count on administrative and communication support, and the assistance of two bioinformatics trainers as colleagues to succeed. 
  • Delivering training is one of our major activities, besides software development and providing bioinformatics software to company scientists.

 ​Required skills:
  • You have a university degree in Sciences (Bioinformatics/Computer Sciences or similar)
  • A broad view of current data science evolutions
  • Specific hands-on skills in a subdomain of data science and data analytics
  • Strong organizing skills
  • Techsavvy (python, docker, github, etc.)
  • Experience with cloud computing (Amazon, EGI Cloud, etc.)
  • Good communication and teaching skills
  • Fluently understanding and speaking English

Key personal characteristics:
  • Stress-tolerant
  • People-centered with focus on service delivery
  • No problem with traveling within Flanders frequently 

We Offer
  • A full-time position for 2 years initially.
  •  Prolongation is envisaged depending on the successful granting of an international project.