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Bioinformatics Position for Next Generation Sequence Data Analysis

The Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research has an opening for a

Bioinformatics Position for Next Generation Sequence Data Analysis

The bioinformatics platform within DZIF is offering a Bioinformatics Position at the advanced Post-doctoral level. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with NGS experts and infection biologists.

Area of research
The applicant will be working at the DZIF bioinformatics platform on the HZI campus. Key aspect of the applicant’s work will be the evaluation and analysis of next-generation sequencing data in various research projects conducted within the frame of the DZIF, ranging from RNAseq, epigenomics and metagenomics to de novo sequencing and comparative resequencing of bacterial, viral and human genomes. A server based computational infrastructure is established. Applicants are expected to develop and improve pipelines for processing primary sequence reads generated by lllumina, SOLiD, 454 GS FLX+, Ion PGM or PacBio sequencing technologies and to convert these to user-friendly data output for the researchers.
We offer a challenging work environment in a multidisciplinary team, composed of bioinformaticians, molecular biologists, computer scientists, biochemists, biologists and medical scientists.
  • PhD in Bioinformatics with proven publication record
  • Familiar with NGS analysis and in handling large data sets
  • Proficiency in two or more common programming languages, such as Perl, Python, Java and C
  • Interest in multivariate statistics and data analysis, familiarity with R or Matlab
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, lead bioinformatics projects and supervise junior scientists
  • High self-motivation and enthusiasm
  • Excellent English communication skills (in word and writing)
Equal opportunities are part of our personnel policy – qualified women are especially invited to apply. Qualified applicants with a disability will be given preference.

Contact detail

How to apply:
Please send your application with a cover letter outlining briefly their research experience, motivation for applying for the position, your scientific interests and a complete curriculum vitae including a list of publications and academic references referring to code 75/2014 to
Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Dept. of Human Resources, Inhoffenstr. 7, 38124 Braunschweig or by E-Mail: JobsHZI@helmholtz-hzi.de

Send application to
For questions regarding the bioinformatics projects, please contact Alice McHardy via alice.mchardy@helmholtz-hzi.de. Entitle your email with the subject line ‘DZIF postdoc application’.

Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Niedersachsen)
Working place
38124 Braunschweig
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences