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PhD position in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at the Breast Cancer Translational Research Laboratory (BCTL) (Faculty of Medicine, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium)

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The BCTL directed by Prof. Christos Sotiriou, is located at the Institut Jules Bordet (Faculty of Medicine,

Université Libre de Bruxelles), the only comprehensive cancer centre in Belgium.


The current research projects of the lab include:

- Molecular characterization of breast cancer using several “omics” techniques including NGS, spatial

transcriptomics and single cell analysis to study tumour heterogeneity, disease progression and

resistance to treatment(s);

- Tumor microenvironment characterization including immune and stroma phenotyping;

- Integrative data analysis including image analysis, NGS data, artificial intelligence to predict

treatment response and clinical outcome;

- Several translational research projects part of international clinical studies.


The candidate is expected to lead his/her own research project as well as to contribute to

bioinformatic analyses of other breast cancer related projects from the lab.

Initial funding is available for 2 years, with possible extension for 2 additional years.

Expected starting date: as soon as possible.

Candidates should hold a Master degree in bioinformatics, computational biology, biostatistics,

bioengineering or artificial intelligence and show a strong interest for genomics, bioinformatics,

cancer research and translational medicine.

Fluency in English is expected. Practical knowledge in French is a plus.

The successful candidate will join an enthusiastic and interdisciplinary team of researchers, clinicians

and bioinformaticians to work at the forefront of breast cancer translational research.

Priority will be given to applicants with prior experience in NGS, microarrays, R/ Bioconductor and/or


How to apply:

Applications including a letter of application, an up-to-date CV and at least two referees should be

sent to Prof. Christos

Sotiriou ( and Dr. Françoise Rothé


  • Placed on:Mon 26 October 2020
  • Location: Institut Jules Bordet
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