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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.

Germany’s largest research organization, the Helmholtz Association, launched Helmholtz AI: This dedicated, interdisciplinary platform develops and promotes applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods for all Helmholtz centers in collaboration with its external and university partners. Its central unit is implemented at the Helmholtz Zentrum München in Munich.

Lara Urban’s lab at Helmholtz AI and the Helmholtz Pioneer Campus at Helmholtz Munich focuses on the application of Molecular Biology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the context of planetary health. Research topics include, but are not limited to:

In this context, the Urban lab is looking for a post-doctoral researcher who ideally has experience in both, genomic research and Machine Learning, and who has a strong interest in planetary health. You will drive your research project(s), guide PhD and Master thesis projects, and contribute to interdisciplinary projects within Helmholtz and in additional international collaborations.

Postdoc in genomic surveillance of airborne pathogens (f/m/x) 101557

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Your qualifications

  • Postgraduate degree in life sciences, computer science or associated disciplines, with interest in genomics, data analysis and planetary health, underpinned by peer-reviewed publications in either/several of these research directions
  • Combined knowledge in laboratory applications, genomics research and/or Machine/Deep Learning
  • Excellent analytical, technical, and problem solving skills
  • Excellent programming skills in Python (or equivalent)

Beneficial qualifications

  • Experience in supervision of students
  • Hands-on experience with nanopore sequencing and associated data analysis
  • Experience with shell scripting, cluster and/ or cloud computing

What we offer you

continuous education & training
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work-life balance
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flexible working hours & working-time models
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30 days annual leave
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onsite 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 research institutes, it offers a scientifically inspiring environment.

Remuneration and social benefits are based on the collective wage agreement for public-sector employees at federal level (TVEntgO Bund). Provided that the prerequisites are fulfilled, a salary level up to E 14 is possible. The position is (initially) limited to two years, but 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.

We are looking forward to receiving your application until May 27th 2022; please be in touch if you require additional time due to unforeseen circumstances. Please upload the following in a single PDF file:


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