Bioinformatic- DNA Data Specialist ()


Navigha is a project management & interim management company of experienced professionals who share common values. As a consulting firm, we implement sustainable improvements in performance.
People are our cornerstone. To deliver excellence and exceed with passion, we form them to be experts in their fields. We want our people to get even better and give them the oxygen to move up and feel great in their future careers.
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Areas of expertise:
Pharmaceuticals, Financial Services, Industry & Telecom, Energy & Utilities, Public
In the fields of:
Project Management & PMO • Process Efficiency • Bridge the Business & IT • Interim Management
Teaming up with selected partners enables us to address and manage multi-expertise projects. We have collaborative agreements with HR, Risk, Business Intelligence and Systems Integration companies to staff Navigha multi-expertise projects.
iStaffit is one the fastest growing Information technology, Life Sciences, Engineering staffing services and solution providers, headquartered in Brussels. Our vision is being the first partner in technology staffing matters, by both companies and candidates.
We provide precision contract, contract-to-perm and permanent staffing solutions, assessments, human resources project sourcing.

Our partner has a challenging mission: to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. Ready to participate to this challenge? We are currently looking for a Bioinformatic/DNA Data Specialist for our partner, a great pharmaceutical company located in Walloon Brabant.

Location: Walloon Brabant
Start: ASAP
Duration: 12 months (+extension)

Job Description

This person will be able to use state of the art bioinformatics tools to analyze and interpret DNA sequence data obtained by NGS (NextGen Sequencing) instruments, with the aim to inventorize the full DNA content of some eukaryotic cells, focusing in particular on their content in viral and any foreign genetic material.

Key Responsibilities:

Assess and quantify the quality of cell sequence data, build a comprehensive and not redundant reference database of all known viral sequences, set up a robust and validated methodology to assess the content of any total eukaryotic cell DNA in viral/foreign material, and translate that methodology into a computing pipeline.


Education : PhD(preferred) or MS in bioinformatics or computer science, or biology + additional degree in bioinformatics

Knowledge :

· Basic background knowledge in molecular biology

· Public sequence databases, their content and organization

· Bioinformatics tools for fast sequence comparison (Blast, Blat…)

· Programming/scripting languages (C++, Java, Perl, Python…)

· Linux proficiency

· English speaking fluency

Experience :

We expect the candidate to be experienced in relevant bioinformatics tools, a familiarity with NGS data sets and associated tools is a plus.

Our proposal:

This is an exciting opportunity to work within one of the major pharmaceutical companies in the world with a culture that is vibrant, supportive, performance-driven, and passionate while focusing on continual learning and development.
Other than working with a great team, we also offer a very competitive benefits package. We care about our people as they are the key to our success. We provide an open and friendly work environment where we empower people and provide them with opportunities to develop their long term career.



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