Thursday, June 19, 2008

Postdoc position bioinformatics for toxicometabolomics NTC


At RIKILT - Institute of Food Safety, research cluster Toxicology
& Effect Monitoring.

job opening number:

Job description
You will be working at
RIKILT in the field of bioinformatics for metabolomics within the Netherlands
Toxicogenomics Centre (
The most important tasks will be the establishment of a pipeline and database
for the available metabolomics data from LC-MS, GC(GC)MS and NMR. You will
implement preprocessing strategies (p.e.

, quality control, data mining and statistics. You will interact with NTC
participants in metabolome data analysis of toxicological experiments. You will
also make interactions possible with text-mining and pathway programs. A tight
collaboration will be set up with the chair of Bioinformatics at WUR (Prof. dr.
Jack Leunissen) (
as well as the other bioinformatics participants within NTC. Within the Cluster
Toxicology & Effect monitoring at RIKILT you will be co-responsible for the
acquisition, implementation and management of food safety projects in this field.

What we ask
A Ph.D. with solid
experience in the area of informatics or bioinformatics, programming and
databasing, preferably with experience in analytical chemistry and biochemistry.
You are a real team player, innovator and stimulator. You are driven, result-oriented
and you have excellent communication and writing skills.

What we offer
A stimulating position
in pleasant and high-level work surroundings. We offer a fulltime position for
three years with possibilities for a two-year extension. Salary ranging is from
2812–4371 Euro per month depending upon experience.

For further
information on this position please contact Dr. Arjen Lommen
(, tel.: +31-317-480264 and/or Dr. Ad Peijnenburg
(, tel.: +31-317-480284. For Further information:

Please submit your
application letter with CV before the 2nd of July 2008 by e-mail to: