Job:Postdoc - Statistical Computing in Multi-Omics and Drug Development , Heidelberg, Germany
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A postdoctoral research position is available in the group of Wolfgang Huber at EMBL Heidelberg for an energetic and creative researcher in the areas of statistical method development, statistical computing and biological data science. Apply if you are driven by developing mathematical methods and computational solutions for novel technologies and data types, with the aim of reaching integrative understanding using data on gene-regulation (transcriptome, chromatin), proteomics, high-throughput genetics (CRISPR) and high-content phenotyping (imaging), in the area of chromatin drug target discovery and validation.

The position is part of a cooperation with Cellzome, a biotech company located on the campus of EMBL, and offers the opportunity of doing academic-track research in the context of novel drug target discovery and drug development in a science-driven pharma company. The job holder will contribute to the Bioconductor project through participation in computational frameworks for multi-omic data analysis.


The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the highest ranked scientific research organisations in the world. The headquarters Laboratory is located in Heidelberg (Germany), with additional sites in Cambridge (UK), Grenoble (France), Hamburg (Germany) and Rome (Italy).

Cellzome, a GSK company, applies its world-class proteomics technology to the discovery of safe and efficacious drugs. GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) is a science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops a broad range of innovative medicines and brands.

Bioconductor is an open source, open development software project to collaboratively develop tools for the analysis and comprehension of high-throughput genomic data.

Qualifications and Experience

The position requires outstanding quantitative and analytical skills. We are looking for a candidate with PhD-level education in mathematics, statistics, physics, computer science or a related field, who wants to make an impact in biomedical research. Curiosity to work in interdisciplinary projects and continuously expand your horizon is expected. Expertise in scientific computing is required, including low-level (e.g. C) and high-level (e.g. R) languages. Experience in large-scale data analysis will be useful. The position requires the ability to independently take responsibility over your project, teamwork and communication skills, reliability, attention to detail and effective time management.

Please contact Wolfgang Huber ( for questions.

Application Instructions

Please apply online through our application system here.

Additional Information EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation.

Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.

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