The Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg, Germany has openings for two Bioinformaticians (f/m) to start as soon as possible for an initial period of two years.
Our Institute investigates the molecular basis of the immune response and other topics of the developmental biology, such as the origin and differentiation of the immune cells as well as the development of vertebrate embryo. Another main focus of the Institute is Epigenetic. This area deals with inheritable traits, which are not caused by changes in the DNA sequence.
Your opportunities The successful candidate will work at the interface between the Bioinformatics Unit and leading experts in immunology and epigenetics. Specific projects include one or more of the following areas
- Epigenetic control of phenotypic variation
- Analysis of RNA processing
- Epigenetic dynamics at fertilization and at zygotic genome activation
- Expression profiles of immune cell states
You will have the opportunity to contribute directly to research projects from experimental design to data analysis and interpretation. Successful applicants will join a strong and interdisciplinary team that provides valuable know-how and access to a large Sequencing Facility (HiSeq3000, HiSeq2500, NextSeq) and a high-performance Data Center with Petabyte-scale storage solutions.
Your qualifications We are looking for motivated team players with strong communication skills and the desire to work in a dynamic and diverse environment. The candidate will have a good understanding of deep-sequencing technology and experience with the analysis of large-scale data. Given the large variety of research projects, we are looking for people who enjoy working in an interdisciplinary environment. Other requirements are
- MSc or PhD degree in Bioinformatics or equivalent experience in a related field
- proven expertise in programming and statistical analysis
- proficiency with Linux OS and in-depth IT-skills.
- organizational talent and multi-tasking ability
- Very good command of English language
Based within close vicinity to both France and Switzerland, our institute hosts a vibrant community of international researchers and many state-of-the-art facilities and modern office spaces. At the heart of the Black Forest, Freiburg offers a family-friendly atmosphere and excellent recreational possibilities for cultural and outdoor activities. Salary will be based on previous experience according to TVöD guidelines. Handicapped applicants with equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment. The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in areas, where they are under-represented, and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. A childcare facility is directly attached to the institute.
Application deadline Have we sparked your interest? Please submit your complete application (cover letter, CV, contact details of referees) via our online application portal ( http://www.ie-freiburg.mpg.de/jobs ) by February 20th, 2017.
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