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Our mission as research center: Discover personalized medical solutions for environmentally triggered diseases to promote a healthier society in a rapidly changing world.

A key focus of research at the Helmholtz Munich is studying genetic and other biomolecular information to understand the mechanisms underlying common diseases using large-scale bioinformatic solutions. We work with large-scale genetic datasets in combination with high-dimensional phenotypic and multi-omics data and are seeking a talented individual to assist in the curation, management and integration of these data sets. This position will be based within the Institute of Translational Genomics (ITG) Data Informatics team, which is in charge of developing smart solutions for addressing data-intensive problems across the Institute.

We are looking for a highly motivated

Omics Data Scientist (f/m/x) 101513

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Image Neuherberg near Munich
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Your responsibilities

The volume and variety of data available for human disease research has dramatically increased in recent years with the development of multiple high throughput techniques. We are looking for a candidate to work on all aspects of data curation, data integration and data management of these new types of data. This is a unique opportunity for individuals with an interest in working with large-scale data sources that will yield valuable insights into human disease and its treatment. This entails:

  • Support researchers within the institute in handling and efficiently utilising data, keep track of projects within the team, and manage group projects
  • Monitor storage and compute usage of sandboxing servers, track current and future compute needs of the institute
  • Manage data migration, set up and maintain comprehensive backup and archival systems
  • Understand the file systems and directory structures for the institute’s projects
  • Handle a wide variety of large-scale data types and formats (RNA-Seq, HiC, proteomics, etc.) and check integrity of GPFS areas
  • Integrate the varied data types to facilitate and promote the use of big data in all aspects of human health research
  • Develop data processing pipelines and data quality control
  • Communicate effectively with people of different horizons (external partners, scientific staff, IT personnel and management)

Your qualifications

  • A degree in bioinformatics or related computational field
  • Advanced knowledge of LINUX scripting and in at least one programming language (e.g. C, Perl, Python or Java)
  • Familiarity with Unix and High Performance Computing environments, distributed storage solutions, and critical data and associated requirements
  • Experience of working with and managing large multi-omics data sets and familiarity with use and storage of human omics data
  • Experience with organizing large projects and awareness of data protection and access group concepts
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a larger team, attention to detail and rigour
  • Proficient English language skills (both written and spoken)

What we offer you

work-life balance
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flexible working hours & working-time models
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continuous education and training
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30 days annual leave
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on-site health management service
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Munich, with its numerous lakes and its vicinity to the Alps, is considered to be one of the cities with the best quality of life worldwide. With its first-class universities and world-leading research institutions it offers an intellectually stimulating environment.

Provided that the prerequisites are fulfilled, a salary level up to E 13 is possible. Social benefits are based on the collective agreement for the federal public service (TVöD). The position is (initially) limited to two years, under certain circumstances an extension can be arranged.

To promote diversity, we welcome applications from talented people regardless of gender, cultural background, nationality, ethnicity, sexual identity, physical abilities, religion and age. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.
If you have obtained a university degree abroad, we require further documents from you regarding the recognition of the degree. Please request the recognition as early as possible.

Interested?
If you have further questions, simply contact Dr. Iris Fischer, 089 3187-3822, who will be happy to be of assistance.
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Institute of Translational Genomics
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1

85764 Oberschleißheim

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