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.

At our institute you will find a scientifically stimulating international environment. Together with renowned scientists and supported by an excellent infrastructure you will have the opportunity to make an important contribution for a healthier society.

The Institute of Translational Genomics focusses on translating insights from genomics and multi-omics into mechanisms of complex disease development and progression. We are seeking a Bioinformatician to join the Analytics team which develops smart solutions for addressing data-intensive problems in complex trait genetics within the institute. The successful candidate will join a dynamic and international team of analysts and researchers working at the forefront of human genetics research.

We are looking for a highly motivated

Bioinformatician - Statistical Geneticist (f/m/x) 100654

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Your responsibilities

  • performing exploratory data analysis, quality control and statistical mining on large datasets containing genetic and other health-related data
  • maintaining and adapting existing analytical scripts and pipelines
  • developing new pipelines and software
  • responding to statistics- or bioinformatics-related requests from other members of the Institute and feedback through presentations and briefings
  • keeping up to date with new tools, data releases, and methodological advances in the field
  • convey statistical insights in a clear fashion, both orally and in written form, take part in scientific writing
  • if there is interest, the candidate can work on side projects and present results at international conferences and symposia

Your qualifications

  • a degree (PhD or MS with equivalent experience) in a relevant quantitative field (Bioinformatics, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science or related)
  • practical experience of data analysis and visualisation with R
  • familiarity with *NIX environments and the bash scripting language
  • knowledge of data-wrangling languages such as Perl and Python
  • knowledge of high-performance computing environments (SLURM, LSF), and container software (Docker, Singularity)
  • command of bioinformatics resources (Ensembl, the GWAS Catalog, genome annotation and expression databases, publicly available datasets)
  • familiarity with common statistical genetics tools (e.g. plink, bcftools, GCTA, Hail) and analyses (e.g. association, heritability, alignment)
  • spoken and written fluency in English
  • familiarity with established workflows and data types in human genetics (GWAS, WGS/WES data processing, RNA-seq, proteomics, etc.) is desirable
  • interest in system administration and distributed computing environments is welcome

What we offer you

continuous education and training
work-life balance
flexible working hours & time off in lieu
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.

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 2 years, 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.
Applicant guidance on the Corona pandemic

If you have further questions, simply contact Dr. Iris Fischer, +49-89-3187-3822, who will be happy to be of assistance.
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Institute of Translational Genomics
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1

85764 Neuherberg

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