Postdoc Computational Biology, Bioinformatics - Single cell transcriptome analysis, NGS (m/f/d)

The Cluster of Excellence ImmunoSensation 2 is offering a

Postdoc position in computational biology/bioinformatics

at the Department of Genomics & Immunoregulation at the Life & Medical Sciences (LIMES) Institute, starting in December 2019 for two years, with the possibility of extension, in the field of single cell transcriptome analysis.

The LIMES (Life and Medical Sciences) Institute is part of the Faculty of Mathematical and Natural Sciences at the University of Bonn. The Institute has been established to foster molecular research spanning from immunology to metabolism using a broad spectrum of cutting-edge technologies including state-of–the-art genomic technologies. In this regard, the Department for Genomics and Immunoregulation at the LIMES-Institute together with PRECISE at the DZNE Bonn has a Next-Generation Sequencing Facility and is now seeking scientist in the field of bioinformatics, computational biology and systems biology with focus in single cell transcriptome analysis. The successful candidate will be part of a team preprocessing and analyzing single cell Next-Generation Sequencing data and improving/developing computational approaches using state of the art tools and IT infrastructure.

Our requirements are

  • Enthusiasm to work in a thriving academic research environment.
  • Strong background in computational biology, bioinformatics, biomathematics, biostatistics.
  • Experience in the analysis of Next-Generation Sequencing data e.g. single cell RNA-Seq, bulk RNA-Seq and ATAC/ChIP-Seq.
  • Strong background in biology, preferable immunology.
  • PhD degree or equivalent.
  • An interest to work in an international environment.
  • A collaborative attitude.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team.
  • Computer programming as well as skills.
  • Experience in working in Linux based environments.
  • Very good communication and writing skills in English.

What we have to offer

  • Challenging research projects.
  • State of the art technologies to tackle important scientific and medical questions
  • A thriving interdisciplinary research environment at the LIMES Institute.
  • Fully established bioinformatics department.


Salary is paid according to German TV-L (E 13 100%).

The University of Bonn is an equal opportunities employer.

Complete applications in English should include a CV, a brief statement of research experiences and interests, list of publications and addresses of two referees should be submitted as a single pdf file to Professor Dr. Joachim L. Schultze ( by 22th of November.

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About Genomik und Immunregulation (LIMES)

Die Abteilung Genomik und Immunregulation wurde mit der Berufung von Prof. Schultze im November 2007 am LIMES-Institut gegründet. Mit Hilfe genomischer und immunologischer Methoden wollen wir zur Entwicklung neuer innovativer diagnostischer Verfahren und Therapien bei Krebserkrankungen und Infektionskrankheiten wie HIV oder Tuberkulose beitragen.
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