Join our center as a PhD in the Rosa Rademakers lab
The Rademakers team (Genetics of Frontotemporal Dementia) at the VIB-UAntwerp Center for Molecular Neurology, Belgium is seeking a highly motivated PhD student to work on the genetic cause of a rare form of frontotemporal dementia using bioinformatic analysis of multiple omics datatypes. The Rademakers lab performs research ranging from disease modeling, epigenetics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and long-read sequencing in the context of Frontotemporal Dementia and related dementias.
PhD “Working on the genetic cause of frontotemporal dementia with FUS pathology using bioinformatic analysis of multiple omics datatypes”
About the project
Frontotemporal dementia is clinically characterized by language and behavioral impairment. A rare form, frontotemporal dementia with FUS pathology, remains genetically unexplained and affects about 10% of the patients. In this bioinformatics project, the candidate will investigate this intriguing subtype starting from the largest collection of patients with FUS pathology with multiple types of omics data. These datasets include state-of-the-art long-read nanopore DNA and cDNA sequencing for short and structural variants, cytosine methylation, chromatin accessibility, and alternative transcript expression, as well as short read genome sequencing, deep exome sequencing, RRBS and RNA-seq, further supplemented by single cell transcriptomics.
We are seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic, critical, and creative individual to join our teams. The candidate should have a strong interest in bioinformatics and genetics, and experience in the analysis of sequencing data is considered an advantage.
Desirable but not required:
Starting date: as soon as possible
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|Title||PhD “Working on the genetic cause of frontotemporal dementia with FUS pathology using bioinformatic analysis of multiple omics datatypes”|
|Employer||University of Antwerp|
|Job location||Prinsstraat 13, 2000 Antwerpen|
|Published||June 10, 2021|
|Application deadline||June 15, 2021|
|Job types||PhD  |
|Fields||Bioinformatics,   Genetics,   Programming Languages  |