Helmholtz Zentrum München is a research center with the mission to discover personalized medical solutions for the prevention and therapy of environmentally triggered diseases and promote a healthier society in a rapidly changing world.

At our institute you will find a scientifically stimulating international environment. Together with renowned scientists and supported by an excellent infrastructure you will have the opportunity to make an important contribution for a healthier society.

The Institute of Translational Genomics focusses on translating insights from genomics and multi-omics into mechanisms of complex disease development and progression. The ever-increasing size of health related genome sequencing data sets coupled with the sensitivities around human genetic data moving across borders has led to the search for a new paradigm for their analysis. The maxim of moving the code to the data has become necessary and the concept of data gravity has become ever more relevant.

We are looking for a highly motivated

Data Informatician (f/m/x) 100648

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Image Neuherberg near Munich
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Your responsibilities

  • develop federated genetic data analysis pipelines
  • deploy those pipelines across multiple sites and computing infrastructures on several different continents
  • use modern computational infrastructures, containers and workflow managers for human genetic data analyses
  • help to develop standards for federated data analysis across continents as part of CINECA, an EU/Canadian funded project
  • contribute to the development of standards for federated data analysis and other projects within the institute

Your qualifications

  • a PhD, MS or BS degree in Bioinformatics or related computational field
  • strong coding skills in a programming language (such as Perl, Java or C) and scripting in bash
    • high degree of familiarity with *NIX and High Performance Computing environments (Slurm, OpenStack, GE)
    • experienced using and developing Workflow Execution Services (WES) and Task Execution Services (TES) (e.g. Nextflow, CWL) as well as containers (e.g. Singularity, Docker)
    • familiarity with the use of human genetic data e.g. Genotype array data, Exome/Genome Sequencing, Quality Control (QC), analyses (GWAS, Polygenic Risk Scores) and file formats
    • familiarity with human genetic data security and knowledge of distributed authorisation (e.g. Elixir AAI), and Global Alliance 4 Genomics Health (GA4GH) standards
    • proficient English language skills (both written and spoken)
    • Team player who thrives within multi-disciplinary teams

    What we offer you

    continuous education and training
    work-life balance
    flexible working hours & time off in lieu
    30 days annual leave
    on-site health management service
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    Image company pension scheme
    Image discounted public transport ticket

    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.

    Remuneration and social benefits are based on the collective wage agreement for public-sector employees at federal level (TV EntgO Bund). The position is (initially) limited to 18 months, but under certain circumstances an extension can be arranged.

    To promote diversity, we welcome applications from talented people regardless of cultural background, nationality, ethnicity, gender and sexual identity, physical abilities, religion and age. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.
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    If you have further questions, simply contact Marion Timm,, +49-89-3187-49614, 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 Neuherberg

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