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

The Bioinformatics Platform of the Genomics Core Facility at Helmholtz Munich is looking for a highly motivated Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Bioinformatician (f/m/x) to join our team of experienced scientists.

The bioinformatics team provides primary, secondary and tertiary (custom) bioinformatic analyses, courses and consultation for our core users. We work closely with biologists, clinicians, computational scientists and staff from other core facilities to implement and validate new computational pipelines.

If you like to be part of a dynamic team working at the cutting edge of science and want to make an impact in developing future health solutions, this full time position may be for you.

Staff scientist (NGS) Bioinformatics (f/m/x) 102113

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Image Neuherberg near Munich
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Your responsibilities

  • Performing a wide range of Next-Generation Sequencing analyses (e.g. bulk and single-cell RNA- and ATAC-Seq, ChIP-Seq, Genomic variation) to support various R&D projects
  • Data processing for users of the platform using established computational pipelines or development of individual research pipelines as reusable workflows
  • Bioinformatics consulting for researchers at Helmholtz Munich
  • Design and implementation of research projects and analysis pipelines for users of the platform
  • Teaching Next Generation Sequencing as lecturer in our courses and development of bioinformatics courses for scientists at different levels (beginner, advanced)

Your qualifications

  • Master or PhD degree in Bioinformatics or related fields
  • Strong programming skills (R & R Markdown, Python, bash, git)
  • Strong scientific track record
  • Teaching experience in bioinformatics, computational or statistics courses
  • Experience with various NGS technologies and bioinformatic analyses (e.g. bulk and single-cell RNA- and ATAC-Seq, ChIP-Seq, Genomic variation)
  • Experience with Linux systems and in using high performance computing environments
  • English language proficiency
  • Highly motivated team player with strong communication skills, a proactive mindset and a service-oriented personality

Desirable qualifications

  • Experience with the analysis of spatial single cell data (10x Genomics Visum or Xenium data)
  • Experience with container technologies (e.g. Docker, Singularity), Conda and workflow languages (e.g. Nextflow)

What we offer you

work-life balance
flexible working hours & working-time models
continuous education and training
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.

If you have further questions, simply contact Thomas Walzthöni,, who will be happy to be of assistance.
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Core Facility Genomics
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1

85764 Oberschleißheim

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