Ghent University

Postdoctoral researcher (27086)

2024-04-26 (Europe/Brussels)
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Ghent University is one of the top 100 universities in the Dutch language area, with more than 44,000 students and 15,000 staff members.

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   →  Apply before 26/04/2024 (DD/MM/YYYY) 23:59 (Brussels Time)
   →  Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences  
   →  Department: GE31 - Biomoleculaire Geneeskunde
   →  Occupancy rate: 100%
   →  Number of positions: 1    
   →  Type of employment: Contract of limited duration 
   →  Term of assignment: Two years 
   →  Wage scale:  PD1 to PD4 (doctoral degree) 
   →  Required diploma: PhD 


Ghent University is a world of its own. Employing more than 15,000 people, it is actively involved in education and research, management and administration, as well as technical and social service provision on a daily basis. It is one of the largest, most exciting employers in the area and offers great career opportunities. With its 11 faculties and more than 80 departments offering state-of-the-art study programmes grounded in research in a wide range of academic fields, Ghent University is a logical choice for its staff and students.


  • You will perform data analysis, with a focus on mass spectrometry-based proteomics data. The type of data that you will work with include clinical proteomics data, proteogenomics data, structural proteomics data and single-cell proteomics data. You will compare different data analysis pipelines tailored to the analysis of different datasets and establish standardized data analysis flows. You will educate other members of the lab to use these data analysis flows.


  • You hold a thesis-based doctorate in the field of life sciences with a focus on bioinformatics.
  • You have proven experience with analysis of mass spectrometry-based proteomics data, including the analysis of label-free quantitative proteomics data, multiplexed proteomics data, and DDA and DIA data.
  • You have knowledge of different search engines for proteomics data (e.g., MaxQuant, DIA-NN, FragPipe, Spectronaut, …).
  • You have thorough understanding of proteomics sample preparation.
  • Amongst others, your task will be to create data analysis pipelines and visualizations, implying that you will need to be interested in developing novel analysis strategies.
  • Experience with clinical data integration and statistical modelling of complex experimental designs (e.g. multivariate designs, mixed effects, regularized regression models) is considered an asset.


  • We offer you a contract of definite duration for a period from two years.
  • Your contract will start on 17/06/2024 at the earliest.
  • Your remuneration will be determined by salary scale WM1 to WM4 (if you hold a Master’s degree) or salary scale PD1 to PD4 (if you hold a doctorate).  Click here for more information about our salary scales.
  • All Ghent University staff members enjoy a number of benefits, such as a wide range of training and education opportunities, 36 days of holiday leave (on an annual basis for a full-time job) supplemented by annual fixed bridge days, bicycle allowance and eco vouchers. Click here for a complete overview of all the staff benefits (in Dutch).


Apply online through the e-recruitment system before the application deadline (see above). We do not accept late applications or applications that are not submitted through the online system.

Your application must include the following documents:

  • In the field ‘CV’: your CV and an overview of your study results (merged into one pdf file)
  • In the field ‘Cover letter’: your application letter in pdf format
  • In the field ‘Diploma’: a transcript of the required degree (if already in your possession). If you have a foreign diploma in a language other than our national languages (Dutch, French or German) or English, please add a translation in one of the mentioned languages.
  • In the field “other documents”: at least one reference letter.

Note that the maximum file size for each field is 10 MB.

As Ghent University maintains an equal opportunities and diversity policy, everyone is encouraged to apply for this position.


For more information about this vacancy, please contact Prof. Kris Gevaert (, +32(0)9/224 98 35). Important: do NOT send your application by email, but apply online.

Do you have a question regarding the online application process? Please read our FAQ or contact helpdesk ( - tel. 09/264 98 98).

Job details

Postdoctoral researcher (27086)
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 33 Ghent, Belgium
Application deadline
2024-04-26 23:59 (Europe/Brussels)
2024-04-26 23:59 (CET)
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