The Heinrich Pette Institute – Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology in Hamburg, Germany, is seeking a

to join its Next Generation Sequencing team at the next possible date. We are looking for a highly motivated and responsible individual with team spirit, preferentially with prior experience in genome informatics. Candidates must hold an academic degree (minimally MSc) in bioinformatics or related disciplines and should be proficient in programming and/or scripting languages. Excellent communication skills in the German and/or the English language are a principal requirement.

Activities and responsibilities

The position will be initially filled for 2 years, but can be extended after successful evaluation. Payment will be commensurate with experience according to public sector collective agreement (TV-AVH).

Qualification profile

The successful candidate will join an enthusiastic and interdisciplinary team of researchers dedicated to the investigation of various human pathogenic viruses and related diseases. Responsibilities will include the provision of bioinformatic support for genome-scale research projects, in particular mapping, organization, annotation and integrated downstream analysis of genomic, trancriptomic and epigenomic next generation sequencing data. Where necessary, the candidate will implement customized pipelines and/or develop innovative solutions as required to permit interrogation of complex infection systems by next generation sequencing.


We offer work in a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure, providing the successful applicant with unique opportunities to develop a strong work portfolio at the interface of pathogen and human genomic research.
Further information regarding this offer may be requested from Prof. Adam Grundhoff ( For general information about the Heinrich Pette Institute, please visit our web site at .

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Applications from individuals with equal professional qualification and competence will be preferred.

Applications (including motivation letter, curriculum vitae and reference letters or contact information for two referees) should be sent as a single PDF file via electronic mail (subject line: 'Bioinformatician job offer 1018') to ( by November 15th, 2018. Late applications will be considered until the position is filled.
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About HEINRICH-PETTE-INSTITUT - Leibniz Institut für Experimentelle Virologie

Das Heinrich-Pette-Institut (HPI) - Leibniz Institut für Experimentelle Virologie, widmet sich der Erforschung der Biologie humaner Virusarten, der Pathogenese von Viruserkrankungen, der Abwehrreaktion des Organismus und damit zusammenhängender Probleme. Ziel ist es, neue Ansatzpunkte für verbesserte Therapien und Diagnoseverfahren bei Viruserkrankungen und virus-assoziierten...

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