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The Institute of Computational Biology is a globally recognized department for innovations in data analysis and modeling of biological systems, anchored at the Helmholtz Zentrum Munich and the Technical University Munich.

We recently got granted a project from the Computational life science initiative to foster the development of deep learning methods. The project "VALE: Variant calling and effect prediction by Artificial intelligence for Leukemia diagnosis and subtype identification" is a collaboration of the Institute of Computational Biology with the Münchner Leukemie Labor, a pioneer in establishing genomics in leukemia diagnostics and the computer science department of the Technical University Munich.

At the next possible time the ICB is looking for a

Postdoc - AI for Leukemia diagnosis (f/m/d) 2020/0091

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for the project "VALE: Variant calling and effect prediction by Artificial intelligence for Leukemia diagnosis and subtype identification".

Your responsibilities

You will develop deep learning methods for calling of somatic variants and predicting their consequences on a molecular level. Using these methods, you will analyze the 5000 leukemia whole genome sequences generated at the Münchner Leukemie Labor to prioritize driver mutations, genes and pathways. Ultimately these results will be used for diagnosis and stratification of patients.

Your qualification

  • You are an independent creative thinker driven by curiosity
  • PhD degree in bioinformatics, systems biology, computer science, mathematics, physics or equivalent
  • Experience in deep learning methods development
  • Strong coding skills, preferably in Python and/or R
  • Strong interest in biological applications
  • Passion for science and scientific work
  • Proficient in written and spoken English
  • Experience in international interdisciplinary research teams

What we offer you

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flexible working hours, flexitime, without core times
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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 research institutes 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 until 31.12.2022, 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.

If you have further questions, simply contact Matthias Heinig:, who will be happy to be of assistance.
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Institute of Computational Biology
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1

85764 Neuherberg near Munich

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