Job: Replace me: bioinformatician/post-doc at the DZNE (Bonn, Germany)
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3.3 years ago by
Devon Ryan80k
Freiburg, Germany
Devon Ryan80k wrote:

Update: This position has been filled.

Original job posting here and copied below. In short, we're looking for a replacement for me, as I'm moving to a staff scientist position elsewhere in a couple weeks. Our group works broadly on what would be categorized as mouse models of neurocognitive disorders (Alzheimer's disease, Down's syndrome, etc.) and increasingly the role of epigenetic modifications in shaping neurocognition. We have a relatively large number of on-going projects that my replacement would likely become involved in (I'll help out for a while, but there are only so many hours in the day). The ideal candidate would have a background in working on transcriptomics and/or bisulfite-sequencing datasets. Unlike many bioinformatician positions, you'd have ownership of your own projects and would have opportunity for wet-lab and behavioural experiments (i.e., you're not a "data analysis monkey" that's expected to always be a second-class lab member). If you have any questions about the position, contact Dan Ehninger (his email address is below) or post here and I'll reply.


Bioinformatician (f/m) – Code 1302/2015/3

The German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) is a center of excellence within the Helmholtz Association that performs translational research on Neurodegenerative Diseases. The center includes nine high-performing sites in Berlin, Bonn, Dresden, Göttingen, Magdeburg, Munich, Rostock/Greifswald, Tübingen and Witten.

We offer a position as

Bioinformatician (f/m) – Code 1302/2015/3

within the group of Dr. Ehninger at the DZNE site Bonn.

Our group is interested in molecular and cellular mechanisms that contribute to neuropsychiatric and aging-associated disorders. To this end, we employ mouse models and multidisciplinary experimental approaches including genomics and epigenomics, biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, neurophysiology and behavioral neuroscience tools. The group is also interested in translating findings from preclinical models to human populations.

We offer committed mentorship, exciting research projects, an excellent scientific environment in an emerging major site for translational neuroscience research, state-of-the-art facilities and good funding. Selected references: Nat Med 2008, 14: 843-8; Neuron 2008, 60: 950-60; Mol Psychiatry 2012, 17: 62-70; JCI 2013, 123: 3272-91; BMC Bioinformatics 2014, 15:337; Nat Neurosci 2014, 17:1736-43. For further information, please contact Dr. Dan Ehninger (

We are looking for a highly motivated and initiative individual with a recent PhD degree, as well as a strong background in next generation sequencing and bioinformatics as applied to genomic, transcriptomic and epigenomic data analysis. Fluency in English, good communication skills and capacity for teamwork are required.

Employment, payment and social benefits are determined by the Public Sector Collective Agreement (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst). Job location is Bonn, Germany. The DZNE is an equal opportunity employer. The DZNE especially welcomes and encourages disabled individuals to apply.

Interested candidates should send their applications including CV with full publication list, the names and contact information of three references, and a summary of research interests in a single file to:

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 3.2 years ago • written 3.3 years ago by Devon Ryan80k

BTW, please feel free to share this with anyone you think might be interested.

ADD REPLYlink written 3.3 years ago by Devon Ryan80k

I like this announcement of "replace me" :D, spreading

ADD REPLYlink modified 3.3 years ago • written 3.3 years ago by Michael Dondrup44k

I hoped that'd get a few more eye-balls :)

As long as the moderators don't read that as an invitation to start replacing that part of the title with humorous messages...

ADD REPLYlink written 3.3 years ago by Devon Ryan80k

I am going to make a badge: Irreplaceable 

ADD REPLYlink written 3.3 years ago by Istvan Albert ♦♦ 77k

Good luck!!

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ADD REPLYlink written 3.2 years ago by Devon Ryan80k

well, congratulations on your new appointment!

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ADD REPLYlink written 3.2 years ago by Devon Ryan80k

Congratulations for you!

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