Saturday, October 25, 2008

Netherlands PhD position Proteomics related Bioinformatics

PhD position Proteomics related Bioinformatics
(Groningen), 38 hours per week University of Groningen

Job description

PhD position
The University of Groningen as partner of The
Netherlands proteomics center offers a PhD position in the Department
of Analytical Biochemistry (dr. Péter Horvatovich, prof. Rainer
Bischoff) to work on a project entitled: ‘Proteomics related
Bioinformatics: Quantitation, processing and classification algorithms
for mass spectrometry’.

This PhD position is embedded within the larger collaborative
network of The Netherlands Proteomics Center (NPC), a national center
of excellence. The PhD project will focus on developing new
bioinformatics tools and algorithms for processing and statistical
analysis of proteomics LC-MS data. The work will consist in
participating in the development of an integrated data processing
framework interconnecting multiple open source data processing
pipelines, quality control tools to assess the global and individual
quality of LC-MS data processing modules, development tools for
integration of multidimensional chromatography data and the
development-specific of time alignment solutions for charge state- and
isotope-shifted LC-MS data. This work will be performed in close
collaboration with groups at the University of Utrecht (prof. Heck and
dr. van Breukelen) and the European Bioinformatics Institute (dr.
Hermjakob). The candidate will collaborate closely with other research
group forming the Netherlands Bioinformatics for Proteomics Platform
initiated by the NPC and the Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre (NBIC)
and his/her developed tools will become part of the national proteomics
bioinformatics framework using a grid environment.

The successful candidate will work in a team (PhD students and
postdoctoral fellows) focusing on bioinformatics and analytical
chemistry. The Department of Analytical Biochemistry has extensive
experience in proteomics and proteomics-related bioinformatics with a
focus on algorithms and methodological developments.

University Graduate
We are looking for
highly motivated candidates with a strong background in mathematics,
statistics, or bioinformatics. Experience in multivariate statistical
analysis, algorithm development, multiple programming languages (c++,
java, Matlab, Perl), database development and programming experience in
parallel computing would be a distinctive advantage. Experience in
proteomics and analytical techniques will be considered a plus. The
candidate should enjoy working in an international and
interdisciplinary environment.

University of Groningen
Founded in 1614. One of the best universities
in Europe and the world. A wide variety of disciplines. Internationally
oriented. Rooted in the North of the Netherlands. Socially active. Our
researchers and lecturers are inspired academics. Ambitious students.
We respect the differences in talent, ambitions and performance of the
25.000 students and members of staff.

The university provides a career advisory service for partners of new staff who move to Groningen.

The university is an equal opportunities employer. Because women
are still underrepresented in a number of fields, they are particularly
encouraged to apply.

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Conditions of employment

Maximum salary amount in Euro’s a month 2612
Employment basis: Temporary for specified period
Duration of the contract: Four years
Maximum hours per week: 38

Additional conditions of employment:
The University of Groningen offers a salary of during the first year €
2042 gross per month. This amount will increase to € 2612 gross per
month during the fourth year (salary level 1-1-2009). The appointment
is for a period of four years which period should be finished with a
PhD examination. After 18 months, the performance of the candidate will
be evaluated to decide whether there is sufficient progress to expect a
successful completion of the PhD thesis within the remaining period.
Additional Information

Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from:

Dr. Péter Horvatovich, +31 50 3633341 / +31 50 3637582 (fax) /
Telephone number: +31 50 3633336 secr.
E-mail address:

Or additional information can be obtained through one of the following links.
* About the organization
* Department of Analytical Biochemistry
Applications with curriculum vitae and the
names of three former or present supervisors that can be contacted as
references must sent to:

You can apply for this job before 16-11-2008 by sending your application to:

University of Groningen
Personnel and Organization Office
P.O. Box 72
9700 AB Groningen
The Netherlands
E-mail address:

When applying for this job always mention the vacancy number AT208290.

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