PhD Candidate in Bioinformatics, Radboud University, Netherland

Postdoc in Netherlands

PhD Candidate in Bioinformatics: Are you fascinated by microbiology and the microbial interactions shaping our planet? Dive into the unexplored microbial world using bioinformatics, specifically focusing on Asgard archaea, the closest prokaryotic relatives of eukaryotes. This PhD project explores the impact of mobile genetic elements on the evolution of Asgard archaea, uncovering their role in eukaryogenesis and the development of eukaryotic signature proteins.

Employment1.0 FTE
Gross Monthly Salary€ 2,770 – € 3,539
Required BackgroundResearch University Degree
Organizational UnitFaculty of Science
Application Deadline01 April 2024
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Scholarship Description

As a PhD candidate at the Radboud Institute for Biological and Environmental Sciences (RIBES), you will employ forefront bioinformatics to extract viral genomes from metagenomic datasets. Your work includes developing computational methods, associating viruses with hosts, and annotating viral genomes. Collaborate with the Microbiology Department in a dynamic research team, contributing to scientific contexts and potentially engaging in teaching up to 10% of your working time.


  • Hold a Master’s degree in Microbiology, Biology, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • Proficient in English with good communication skills.
  • Enthusiastic, curious, and open-minded.
  • Basic programming skills in languages like Python, Bash, or R.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Prior experience in microbiology research and environmental metagenomics is advantageous.

Required Documents

  1. A letter of motivation.
  2. Your CV.

How to Apply

You can apply until 01 April 2024, exclusively using the button below. Kindly address your application to Pedro Leão. Please fill in the application form and attach the required documents.

Last Date

The closing date for applications is 01 April 2024.

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For questions about the position, please contact Pedro Leão, Assistant Professor, at 06 41 74 87 11 or



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