Bioinformatics Scientist

Location Liege, Belgium
Discipline: Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Cherish Becker

Contact email:
Job ref: 10553
Published: about 1 month ago

We are looking for a dynamic Bioinformatics Scientist!

An international biotech company that develops and commercializes innovative instruments and reagents systems for the life science research and molecular diagnostics.

We provide epigenome-wide analyses for understanding epigenetic mechanisms, epigenetics-related drug discovery, transgenerational epigenetics studies, epigenetic biomarker identification (including epigenomic cancer biomarkers), and functional epigenomics.


  • Performing data analysis to support both the internal research and development team (evaluate experimental techniques, kits, equipment) and the epigenomic service team (client’s projects).

    • Diagenode’s activities focus on the field of epigenetics, including:

      • Protein-DNA interactions (chromatin studies)

      • DNA methylation

      • Expression of coding and non-coding RNAs

    • The data is generated primarily by Next Generation Sequencing, including the following applications:

      • ChIP-seq, ChIPmentation, Cut&Tag, ATAC-seq, scATAC-seq

      • WGBS-seq, RRBS-seq, MeDIP-seq, EPIC array, targeted DNA methylation analysis

      • RNA-seq, sncRNA-seq, scRNA-seq

  • Understand our products, the wet-lab processes and sequencing techniques, be able to advise on the experimental design and interpret results

  • Work in a dynamic multidisciplinary and international team, co-operating with the wet-lab team and communicating with clients

  • Design and develop and optimize bioinformatics pipelines, tailor them to novel experimental data

  • Clear and meticulous reporting, drawing meaningful conclusions from the data

  • Managing the IT resources (managing space and computing capacity in a multi-user Linux environment, maintaining/updating software, organize data transfer etc.)

  • Participate in customer support in bioinformatics related questions

  • Supporting the Sales & Marketing team in their decision-making process and in advertising campaigns (e.g. by providing images/data for marketing materials)


  • PhD or equivalent experience in Bioinformatics with a background in bioengineering, biostatistics, computer science, biology or related field

  • Linux-based bioinformatics education/experience: scripting in Shell, R, Python, implementing bioinformatics software tools in Linux, utilizing programming and statistics/mathematical skills for data analysis

  • Experience with NGS data analysis

  • Capable of multitasking and managing several projects in parallel

  • Fluency in English

  • Team-oriented person

  • Rigorous and attention to details

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with wet lab/bench scientists

  • Excellent reporting skills (oral and written communication skills)


      • Experience in molecular biology (especially NGS)

      • Experience in epigenetics and transcriptomics

      • Background in statistics and/or mathematics

      • Experience in other programming languages (e.g. Perl, C, Java)

      • Experience with machine learning and data mining


  • Diagenode offers a job with a lot of development potential in a growth-oriented environment with a unique company culture.

  • Diagenode is an equal opportunity employer and promotes diversity throughout its workforce.


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