A full time bioinformatics position is available, please see the following link for details.
Research Core Unit Genomics Bioinformatician / Data scientist (f/d/m) The Hannover Medical School (MHH), with about 10.000 employees the biggest company of Lower Saxony, is a university institution for research and teaching in the human and dental medicine and a university hospital of supra-maximum medical care. Research, teaching, medical care and administration work hand in hand in the integration model at the MHH-campus. The RCUG (www.mhh.de/genomics) is a research-driven service facility. Since its formation in 2017, the RCUG is open to all departments at the MHH and selected external partners for the realization of sequencing-based projects. The extensive expertise of the personnel in the fields of planning, technical execution, analysis, and publication of genome-wide studies has been acquired during many years of research in their respective fields.
Modern cluster computational infrastructure, various sequencing technology platforms, and data analysis pipelines are established.
Key aspect of the applicant's work will be the analysis of 2nd and 3rd generation sequencing data in various research projects conducted on site (mainly genomics and metagenomics applications).
- Analysis and visualization of generated sequencing data
- Consultations with clients, discussing study design, technological prospects, provided data formats, and analysis options
- Pipeline development, maintenance and optimization in accordance with offered services, current inquiries, and general advances in the literature
- Participation in the provision of general RCUG services
- Teaching of students and scientists in Genomics-based applications and prospects
- Participation in the administration of our high-performance computing cluster (in close cooperation with our data center)
- Optional participation in various research proposals and possible integration in collaborative projects on site
- PhD in Bioinformatics, Informatics, or equivalent degree in life sciences with strong background/knowledge in bioinformatics processes
- Profound knowledge in 2nd and 3rd generation sequencing data, QC, and analysis
- Experience with scripting languages such as Python or higher languages like Java/C
- Sound knowledge with Linux
- Very good spoken and written English
- Excellent communication skills as a team player, ability to put yourself in the mindset of others (especially ‘non-bioinformaticians’)
- Desired skills: knowledge in R, experience with Galaxy, expertise with large datasets, and profound statistics knowledge
- A full position (38,5 h/week) in firm perspective as a permanent employment
- Remuneration according to TV-L
- Modern work environment in a multidisciplinary team, composed of bioinformaticians, molecular biologists, biochemists, and technicians
- Work in a highly motivated team with strong emphasis on personal responsibility, knowledge exchange, flat hierarchies, mutual appreciation, and teamwork
- An international team of scientists on campus
We enable you a collegial initial training and diverse training and development opportunities as well as an extensive health program for employees. In addition, we offer reliable family support and there is a day care center for children with emergency childcare. Furthermore, you will find the usual social benefits of the public service.
You have any questions beforehand?
Dr. Oliver Dittrich-Breiholz +49 511 532 5814 firstname.lastname@example.org
Application page is in german only and position seems to be only for german speaking applicants only.
I think you are mistaken, the announcement has no mention of requiring any German language skills, written or spoken, also it won't make any sense to have a job announcement in English. It's true, there are very few untranslated fields in the recruiting system, but if you wanted you could easily guess or translate them. If you are in doubt, why don't you send an email to the contact given above?
Of course in the long run you might need to learn some German because it will help you get by.
When some one is looking for international candidate, forms ought to support english as it makes application easy for applicants. Sometimes, it helps to have empathy for applicants. I am sure there would be some support here, for this option in the form:
Severely disabled or severely disabled personscheckbox.
I mean the world isn't perfect, is it? It's possibly not great, but I am quite sure the person offering the job did not program the recruiting system. So, I think it's a good hint to give to MHH to fix this if they can, but I am sure this has no significance for the job itself.
I already said empathy and esp. empathy for applicants. As long one doesn't have it, any reason supporting this form, as it is now, doesn't make sense to me.
You're entirely correct. No bioinformaticians were involved in the admittedly poor translation of this form. I'll complain internally.
Weird, the browser link goes to english directly in my browser, as it should. To be clear, English is required, german is advantageous - exactly as I have written here.
The above screenshot shows what you get after you upload something. Maybe you could ask whoever is running your recruiter to provide English translation for all fields of the form, simply because it may put off some good international candidates.
Form is in german language. It helps (for applicants who are unfamiliar with german language) to provide english translations for each field candidate needs to fill in.
In fact, this is an error in the underlying form for which I apologize. It is far from me and the MHH to want to make it difficult for international applicants. I immediately forwarded the criticism to the responsible department within our university. Kind regards, Oliver Dittrich-Breiholz