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

The Helmholtz Pioneer Campus (HPC) founded and funded by Helmholtz Munich stands for the intelligent fusion of biomedical sciences, engineering and digitization. At HPC, top scientific talents from across the globe work together on the development of novel solutions that make a difference in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

The 3D Genome and Molecular Neuroscience group headed by Dr Boyan Bonev studies the epigenetic mechanisms of generegulation during development. The goal of this project is to identify novel factors controlling 3D genome organization during neuraldevelopment. This position is funded by our ERC Consolidator Grant.

Postdoc – Computational Epigenomics (f/m/x) 101764

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Your responsibilities

  • Analyse high-throughput next-generation sequencing data
  • Develop novel methods for data integration across epigenetic modalities and species
  • Work on state-of-the-art methods in data modeling and training deep neural networks
  • Supervise student projects at BSc, MSc, and PhD level
  • Write reports and research articles, as well as grant proposals, and regularly participate in international conferences and workshops to present your own work
  • Maintain and integrate the high performance cluster available at the Bonev lab

Your qualifications

  • PhD in a relevant discipline (Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Life Science …)
  • Expertise in regulatory genomics analyses and genome scale integrative analysis of experimental datasets is highly beneficial (e.g. RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, DNA methylation, chromatin accessibility, 3D Genome).
  • Good publication record with evidence of independence
  • Programming experience in at least one programming language (preferably R or Python) and experience with data processing pipelines would be desirable
  • Previous experience in analysis of high-throughput sequencing data and statistical modelling of high-dimensional data is highly desirable
  • Experience with single-cell datasets (scRNA, scATAC …) and deep learning is preferred but not required

What we offer you

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30 days annual leave
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.

Curious? If you have further questions, simply contact Dr. Boyan Bonev, 089 2180-71902, who will be happy to be of assistance.

Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Helmholtz Pioneer Campus
Großhadener Str. 9

82152 Planegg-Martinsried

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