Bioinformatician/ Data Scientist (f/m/x)


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We are Helmholtz Munich. In a rapidly changing world we discover breakthrough solutions for better health.

Our research is focused within the areas of metabolic health/diabetes, environmental health, molecular targets and therapies, cell programming and repair, bioengineering, and computational health. Through this research, we build the foundations for medical innovation. Together with our partners, we seek to accelerate the transfer of our research, so that laboratory ideas can reach society and improve people’s quality of life at the fastest rate possible.

Join us and use your talents and passion as we work together to drive forward scientific progress.

The primary research goal of the Institute of Diabetes Research and Metabolie Diseases (IDM) is the individualized prediction of diabetes risk and diabetes prevention and its personalized therapy. The institute is located in Tübingen.

At the Institute for Diabetes Research and Metabolic Diseases (IDM) and the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD e. V.), located in Tübingen, we are seeking a Bioinformatician / Data Scientist (f/m/x).

The main research focus is on bioinformatic analysis in the context of clinical studies. The topics include genetic/epigenetic analyses, omics approaches, microbiome, organ (brain, liver, heart, pancreas, fat cell, kidney) and organ crosstalk analyses and data from imaging processes, primarily human data based on clinical research. One focus in particular is the establishment of these approaches for the valid characterization of sub-phenotypes in prediabetes. The individual working groups of the IDM should be supported in statistical and data-analytical questions. The place of work is in the Prevention department (Head: Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Birkenfeld). The position provides access to unique clinical data. Recent major findings are the description of sub-phenotypes in Prediabetes, which led to new clinical studies, and we reported mechanisms of remission in prediabetes.

Depending on the expertise of the applicant, we will evaluate individual structures for the integration in the IDM.

Prof. Matthias Tschöp (Dr. Med., Dr. hc.), CEO of Helmholtz Munich:

"We believe that excellent research requires a range of different perspectives. Diverse teams reach better solutions and are more innovative in their research topics.

Establishing our Diversity Management Strategy demonstrates our commitment to ensuring an appreciative company culture based on mutual respect. We are also implementing diversity-sensitive processes throughout our whole organization."

Your tasks

  • Analysis of omics and genetic data in clinical cohorts
  • Statistical analysis of clinical data
  • Development of analysis pipelines for the research groups
  • Support in grant writing
  • Scientific publications

Your profile

  • PhD or MSc with a focus an Bioinformatics or related
  • Detailed knowledge of programming languages, especially Python and R
  • Proficiency in machine learning
  • Excellent skills in statistical/biostatistical analysis
  • Excellent ability to act and communicate both independently and in a team-oriented manner
  • Motivation and commitment to a scientific/academic career
  • Good command of the English language



Since 2005, we hold the TOTAL E-QUALITY award for exemplary action in the sense of an equal-opportunity organizational culture.

Helmholtz Munich is actively committed to diversity and inclusion in practice and is sustainably committed to equality.

The Diversity Charter has set itself the goal of promoting diversity in the world of work. By signing the charter, we commit ourselves to create an appreciative working environment for all employees.


If you fulfil all the requirements, you may be eligible for a salary grade of up to E 13. Social benefits are based on the Collective Wage Agreement for Public-Sector Employees (TVöD). The position has an (initial) fixed term of 3 years but may be extended under certain circumstances.

We are committed to promoting a culture of diversity and welcome applications from talented people regardless of gender, cultural background, nationality, ethnicity, sexual identity, physical abilities, religion or age. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.
If you have obtained a university degree abroad, we will require further documents from you regarding the comparability of your degree. Please request the Statement of Comparability for Foreign Higher Education Qualifications as early as possible.


Interested in applying?

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Prof. Dr. Hubert Preissl,, who will be happy to help.

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