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Bioinformatician (Postdoctoral Researcher) (f/m)

The University Medical Centre Mannheim represents a partnership of the Medical Faculty Mannheim of Heidelberg University and the University Hospital Mannheim. More than 4500 employees provide tertiary health care to about 70,000 inpatients annually, offering a large range of modern diagnostic and therapeutic services. As part of the renowned 625-year-old Heidelberg University, the Medical Faculty Mannheim offers excellent medical teaching and significant scientific activity.
The Medical Faculty Mannheim invites applications for the position of a
Bioinformatician (Postdoctoral Researcher) (f/m)
in the research alliance Scientific Computing For Improved Detection And Therapy of Sepsis (SCIDATOS) between UMM and the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR) Heidelberg. The position is at the Department of Anesthesiology and Surgical Intensive Care Medicine (coordinator and clinic director: Prof. Dr. Thiel).
The SCIDATOS research alliance was formed to apply concepts of scientific computing for early and reliable diagnosis of sepsis in critically ill patients and to develop tools for clinical diagnosis. For this, epidemiological, biostatistical, and text mining methods will be applied to clinical documentation, and complementary data will be collected by targeted cellular and molecular analyses. Particular emphasis is on pro- and anti-inflammatory processes.
Your responsibilities
  • Representation of computational biology in the interdisciplinary SCIDATOS research alliance
  • work closely with bioanalytical, epidemiological, computational, and clinical teams in developing mathematical models of the bodies response to infection
  • global transcriptomics and pathway analysis of innate and adaptive immune cells in the critically ill
  • identify and implement bioinformatics solutions for sepsis biomarker identification
  • dissemination of results and preparation of grant applications
Your profile:
  • you hold a PhD and have a strong background and demonstrated experience in bioinformatics/computational biology
  • additional knowledge in physiology, cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry and/or immunology is desirable
  • Experience in handling large volumes of biological/medical data
  • Experience with analysis software used in bioinformatics, e.g., R, Bioconductor, etc.
  • Programming skills are desirable, e.g., Python, Perl, C++ etc.
  • very good English and basic German speaking and writing skills
  • team-oriented with very good communication and organizational skills
  • you are interested in working in close collaboration with experimental and other computational scientists and with clinicians
We offer:
  • an interdisciplinary research environment and a broad-minded and motivated team within the SCIDATOS research alliance
  • a varied range of tasks and challenges
  • a high degree of autonomy
  • Support for your career development
  • payment is according to the terms of the collective agreement of the government services of the German federal states (TV-L)
We support equal opportunities. Handicapped people with equal skills will be employed preferentially.

Contact detail

How to apply:
Did we stimulate your interest? Then we are looking forward to your complete on-line application under the following Link: www.bewerbung.umm.de
Send application to
For further information please contact PD Dr. Holger Lindner (phone: +49-(0)621-383-2669, Email: holger.lindner@medma.uni-heidelberg.de).
Application deadline: 10.01.2016 Index number: 813/155

Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Baden-Württemberg)
Working place
68167 Mannheim
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences, Computer Sciences, Medical Engineering