Junior Bioinformatician

Do you have the DNA that we are looking for?

BaseClear was founded in 1993, and ever since has been a pioneer in genomic analysis. Additionally, we have been on the forefront of microbial genomics innovations and their academic and industry applications. Over the last years, we have established niche expertise and an increasingly strong team specialized in microbial genomics. BaseClear offers a complete range of microbial genomics services including: genome sequencing and annotation, metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, microbiome analysis, pathogen detection and microbial strain characterization for regulatory approval.
We are the partner of choice for many leading brands in various biotechnology industries such as pharma, personal care and hygiene, consumer health, food industry and human and animal health. We are also proud to be located at the heart of the Leiden Bio Science Park in the Netherlands, one of the leading biomedical hubs in Europe.
We are currently looking for a:

Junior Bioinformatician
(1,0 FTE)


Data analysis for commercial projects is done within the bioinformatics team. These projects are either standardized, using our in-house optimized pipelines to perform mass analyses, or customized, where a novel approach to the data analyses needs to be thought out and performed. Besides, the bioinformatics team is also responsible for maintenance of our internal (meta)genomics and transcriptomics pipelines and databases and for the set-up of new products together with our Product Development team.
Due to the increased demand for data analyses, both in commercial products and product development, we expand our team with an additional bioinformatician. The work is very varied due to the different nature of our commercial projects and the wide range of products we offer.
Do you enjoy working on different types of projects on a day to day basis while also being responsible for the quality status of our products, this might be the job you’re looking for!


  • You are able to manage data analysis for commercial projects independently but and be able to manage deadlines.
  • You are quality oriented, trying to get the best results out of the sequencing data.
  • Excellent knowledge of Python, Bash and in-depth knowledge of NGS technologies are essential.
  • If you have additional experience of microbial genomics, R, NextFlow, Biostatistics as well as an understanding of laboratory management and quality systems, we see this as a benefit.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Bioinformatics with demonstrable bioinformatics, programming and DNA sequence analysis experience.

Our offer

A challenging fulltime position in a rapidly growing biotech company, where you will be part of an ambitious team based in our state-of-the-art building in Leiden. Salary is dependent on your qualifications and experience. The vacancy is Leiden based. We offer a.o. flexibility to work remotely, homework allowance, training- and development opportunities and healthy subsidized lunches in our BasePlaza.
More information about the above position can be obtained from Mark Bessem, Manager Bioinformatics via telephone number +31 71 523 3917.


Please send your motivation letter and curriculum vitae, quoting vacancy number 2022-BI01, to jobs@baseclear.nl.

Closing date: 15 December 2022

Acquisition for this vacancy is not appreciated.

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