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.

The Paul Langerhans Institute Dresden is a satellite institute of the Helmholtz Zentrum München at the University Hospital and Faculty of Medicine “Carl Gustav Carus” of TU Dresden and founding partner of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD e.V.), which is funded by the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF). The DZD itself combines experts from all areas of diabetes research, so that basic research, epidemiology, translational research and clinical application deeply interconnect. Research focus of the PLID is the production and protection of the pancreatic islet beta cells for the prevention and therapy of all forms of diabetes.

Due to the extensive use of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) based technologies, there is a close collaboration with the DRESDEN-concept Genome Center (DcGC), one of four NGS competence centers of the German Research Council (DFG). We are looking, from November 1, 2021 in Dresden, for a highly motivated

Scientist in the field of bioinformatics (m/f/x) 101022

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Your responsibilities

  • scientific support in all bioinformatic issues of the institute
  • analysis of NGS data from the following areas: Single Cell and bulk RNA-Seq, ATAC- and ChIP-Seq, genome-wide methylome sequencing
  • further and new development of analysis methods and pipelines for single cell, bulk RNA-Seq and methylome data
  • integration and coordination with the bionformatics team of the DcGC

Your qualifications

  • Master degree or PhD in computational biology, bioinformatics or a related field of computer or natural sciences
  • experience in the area of data analysis of NGS data; knowledge with Python and/or R/Bioconductor packages is an advantage
  • experience in a Linux or Apple based working environment
  • experience in working with standard bioinformatics tools and a basic understanding of bioinformatics and statistical methods
  • high motivation and the ability to work both independently and in a team
  • good communication skills
  • a creative and collaborative way of working plus service orientation
  • strong language skills in English – both written and spoken

What we offer you

work-life balance
flexible working hours & working-time models
continuous education and training
30 days annual leave
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With its location directly on the Elbe River, the Dresden site offers a special quality of life. The strategic embedding of the institute in the midst of university and non-university research institutes creates a vibrant and intellectual atmosphere.

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 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.
Applicant guidance on the Corona pandemic

If you have further questions, simply contact Frau Katja Pfriem, 0351 7963-6612, who will be happy to be of assistance.
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Institute of Pancreatic Islet Research
Fetscherstraße 74

01307 Dresden

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