Job: Bioinformatician/Bioinformatics Data Analyst, Vienna, Austria
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Christian2.7k wrote:

Bioinformatician/Bioinformatics Data Analyst

The St. Anna Kinderspital and the Children´s Cancer Research Institute (CCRI) located in Vienna, Austria, are known for providing the highest quality of childhood cancer patient care and development of new treatment strategies, respectively. For our Bioinformatics Core Facility we are looking for a Bioinformatician/Bioinformatics Data Analyst who will conduct analyses of genomics data from childhood cancers in close collaboration with molecular biologists, geneticists, pediatric oncologists and other bioinformaticians. Current projects include genomic, transcriptomic and epigenomic analyses of pediatric leukemia and solid tumors on primary tumors and liquid biopsies (disseminated tumor cells and cell-free circulating tumor DNA), and the analysis of experimental model systems.

As part of the bioinformatics core facility you will:

  • Support CCRI scientists conducting genomics projects in all stages from the experimental planning to data interpretation, visualization and writing papers

  • Use state of the art methods and develop pipelines for the analysis of NGS data including whole-genome sequencing (WGS), whole-exome sequencing (WES), gene panels, RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq,etc.

  • Integrate data from different sources (including literature data) to flexibly meet the demands of individual projects

  • Participate in collaborations, train users in the application of bioinformatics tools

Your Qualifications:

  • Degree or extensive track record in bioinformatics, computational biology or data analysis

  • Experience with NGS data analysis, including WGS, WES, ChIP-seq and RNA-seq

  • Solid programming and/or scripting skills, proficiency with Linux/Unix

  • R/Bioconductor, Statistics

  • Experience with workflow frameworks and cluster computing is a plus

  • Ability to work independently, self-motivated and creatively

  • Excellent communicational skills

The institution:

The CCRI is situated in the center of Vienna, one of Europe’s most important places for medical research and life sciences and cited as the most livable city in the world. It hosts nearly 100 investigators working in the fields of pediatric leukemia, solid tumors, immunology and stem cell transplantation. Tightly associated with St. Anna Children´s hospital, the biggest center for pediatric hematology and oncology in Austria and one of the leading treatment centers for children with cancer in Europe, the CCRI performs basic, translational and clinical research. Genomics and epigenomics of pediatric cancers are areas of strategic development on its way to precision medicine. Successful applicants will be offered a competitive salary, and an initial three-year contract with the perspective of extension. Applications including a motivation letter, curriculum vitae, and three references shall be addressed to Caroline Schmid, e-mail: personal(at)

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 2.5 years ago • written 2.6 years ago by Christian2.7k

Can you please specify the start date of the job and also last date of application. Are people finishing PhD by November also eligible for contesting?

ADD REPLYlink written 2.6 years ago by ivivek_ngs4.6k

I think you could just write an email to the address above, it is a valid question.

ADD REPLYlink written 2.6 years ago by LLTommy1.2k

I would still wait for the OP to reply else I would ask shoot an email to the concerned person. But problem lies in that these emails are usually not very much taken into considerations, so it will be clear if these informations are mentioned in job postings as well. Usually in most job posting it is mentioned completed PhD degree or M.Sc degree holder or finishing PhD degree holder for current academic year. Also the last date of application and joining date the job (approximate time frame). If these informations are added then I guess it will be easier. This is my opinion but other might beg to differ.

ADD REPLYlink written 2.6 years ago by ivivek_ngs4.6k

Start date is September to November 2016. Applications are welcome until the position is filled, which I expect will be the case 6 to 8 weeks from now. If you finish your PhD November that's a bit late for us, but then a good candidate is worth waiting for. So you might try.

ADD REPLYlink written 2.6 years ago by Christian2.7k


Just at the edge of the 8 weeks you mention: is the position still open?

Thank you!

ADD REPLYlink written 2.4 years ago by Marge280

Yes, the position has not been filled yet.

ADD REPLYlink written 2.4 years ago by Christian2.7k

Thank you very much for the information!

ADD REPLYlink modified 2.4 years ago • written 2.4 years ago by Marge280
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2.5 years ago by
vibes100200330 wrote:

What means by "synopsis of the research program" ?

What is minimum degree requirement of this position? Can Master's degree candidate can also apply ? Like I had done MSc in bioinformatics with 6+ years of experience in bioinformatics and NGS. am I eligible to apply?

is it research based position or service based position?

ADD COMMENTlink written 2.5 years ago by vibes100200330

The research synopsis was a mistake and removed. This is primarily a service-based position and MSc with extensive NGS experience are encouraged to apply.

ADD REPLYlink written 2.5 years ago by Christian2.7k
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