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PhD - student

The PhD candidate will collaborate in a multi-disciplinary team consisting of Clinicians, Molecular Biologists and Computational Biologist and should …

12 maanden geleden


's-Gravendijkwal, Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
36 - 36 uur
€ 2279 - € 2919 per maand


The PhD candidate will collaborate in a multi-disciplinary team consisting of Clinicians, Molecular Biologists and Computational Biologist and should contribute significantly to the field of Cancer Pharmacogenomics using his/her bioinformatics expertise. To accomplish these exiting tasks new in-house big data sets and data sets from Center of Personalized Cancer Treatment (CPCT), as well as, publicly available data sets will be heavily interrogated. The CCBC is looking for a highly motivated PhD-student that executes high-level statistical analysis and develops methods, tools and innovative algorithms in the field of Cancer Pharmacogenomics. We aim to publish these data in peer-reviewed journals in the field of Oncology and Computational Biology. The PhD-student will start a PhD program at Erasmus MC Graduate School.


You have a MSc degree in Informatics, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology or related field and experience in (Bio)Informatics, Statistics or Computer Science. You have demonstrated excellent programming skills in Perl or Python and preferably Java. You have proven experience in relational databases management systems, such as MySQL or PostgreSQL, in statistical computer language R and in Linux operating system. Experience in analyzing next-generation sequencing data is a prerequisite.

Furthermore, you have strong analytical and problem solving skills, excellent communications and writing skills and you are able to work independently and as a member of a bioinformatics team. A background in Cancer Biology is a strong plus.

Being able to present a certificate of good conduct is a condition for the appointment.


You will receive a temporary position for 4 years. The gross monthly salary is € 2.279 ,- in the 1st year and increases to € 2.919,- in the 4th year (scale OIO). The terms of employment are according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement for Dutch University Medical Centers (CAO UMC).

Additional information

For more information about this position, please contact:
Dr. Sander Bins, Scientist in Oncology, phone number: +31 (0)10 704 11 12 or e-mail: s.bins@erasmusmc.nl;
Prof.dr. Ron Mathijssen, Internist Oncologist/Clinical Pharmacologist, phone number: +31 (0)10 703 48 97 or e-mail: a.mathijssen@erasmusmc.nl;
Dr. Harmen van de Werken, Managing Director Erasmus MC Cancer Computational Biology Center (CCBC) and Assistant Professor at Department Urology, phone number +31- 10-7044467 or e-mail h.vandewerken@erasmusmc.nl.

If you are excited by the thought of this position and would like to apply, please do so by using the application form on our website.