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Thursday, November 20, 2008

postdoctoral position in statistical genetics

One postdoctoral position in statistical genetics/genetic epidemiology is immediately available. The successful candidate will analyze high-throughput SNPs data using existing tools, and implement additional statistical/computational methods as needed. The work will be performed with a team of bioinformaticians and computer scientists from the in Silico Wet Lab project ( The objective is to integrate different types of high-throughput data (SNPs annotations, SNPs genotyping, gene expression and others) for a better understanding of cancers. In Silico is a consortium involving scientists and bioinformaticians from four research groups within the Brussels region. IRIDIA (ULB, has a longstanding reputation in developing machine learning techniques and their applications, and is complemented by the machine learning expertise at COMO (VUB, The more biologically oriented partners, IRIBHM (ULB, and Swit ch (VUB,, have a strong background in the analysis of microarray data and functional analysis of SNPs. The successful candidate will be based at the Switch lab.

REQUIREMENTS: a Ph.D. or master's degree in statistical genetics, genetic epidemiology, biostatistics, bioinformatics, statistics, computational biology or computer science, with interest in genetics and genomics. Candidates with doctoral degrees in genetics or related fields with strong computational and statistical background are also encouraged to apply. Knowledge of genetic packages is a plus. The candidate should demonstrate ability in scientific programming, ideally in R. Knowledge of Unix, SQL, Perl and C/C++ is desirable.

The contract will last till the 31th of August 2010. A possible prolongation depends on the success of the project.

Candidates are invited to send their CV with the detailed list of publications and a research statement in .pdf format by email to

The way to AMINEF in Gedung Balai Pustaka

American Indonesian Exchange Foundation
Balai Pustaka Building, 6th. Floor
Jl. Gunung Sahari Raya No. 4
Jakarta 10720, Indonesia

1. The buses which goes to Senen Bus Station all of them pass through Gedung Balai Pustaka. Especially which route is through Pasar Baru .

2. Bus Transjakarta, from Blok M you have to change the bus 2-3 times.
Way 1 : from Blok M change the bus in Dukuh Atas bus stop to the bus towards Pulogadung, then take a bus in Pramuka bus stop towards Ancol, this bus pass through Gedung Balai Pustaka. The closest bus stop (Budi Utomo) is about 800 meters from Gedung Balai .
Way 2 : From Blok M take the bus in the Harmoni Bus Stop, the bus towards Pulogadung, get down in Senen Bus Stop and walk about 800 meters, or from this bus stop take the bus towards Ancol and get down as mentioned in way 1. About the distance, this two bus stops is about the same. (It is better if you take ojek or bajaj from this bus stop to Gedung Balai Pustaka)

3. If you take taxi with old tariff (TL=Tarif Lama) from blok M with no traffic jam is about Rp. 30.000,00.

4. From Blok M use bus Patas AC 76. Gedung Balai Pustaka is in the right side, after you pass through Depag, and say to conductor "Balai Pustaka"

5. Use a busway from Blok M towards Kota, get down in Sawah Besar bus stop. From here take a Mikrolet M12 towards Senen. After cross road Wahidin and before senen get down and cross the street.

Living Cost in Germany

Living Cost in Germany is vary from city to city, but this is th case if you stay in Aachen, Germany
Student accommodation or private sharing : 180 - 230 euros per month
Food : 10 - 12 euros per day (if eating outside)
Transport for students : free within Aachen and until Koln and Dusseldorf in regional trains)

Living Cost In Austria

Living Cost in Austria is depending on the city, for example the Capital of Austria, Vienna:
- Dormitory is about 250-400 euro per month.
- Living Cost 200-400 euro per month.
- Transportation 128 euro per 4 months (student and age < 26), or 49 euro per month (ordinary)

For visa, it has to be a letter from the University/Scholl in Austria. It takes about 2-3 months.

Where to do GMAT Test

GMAT Tests are held in Jakarta, Indonesia :
1. EEC Slipi +62-21 5320044 or +62-215323176
2. Kaplan GMAT Preparation +62-81388908450, +62-21 5211588, +62-215211701 (Information abaout this test can be asked in that number)
3. Or this number +62-213159225

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