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

The Institute of Computational Biology is a globally recognized department for innovations in data analysis and modeling of biological systems, anchored at the Helmholtz Zentrum Munich and the Technical University Munich.

We recently got granted a project for the human cell atlas initiative, a global initiative for creating a reference map of all cells of the human body. The project "Heart Cell Atlas Throughout Pediatric Development" is funded by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative within the call "Seed networks for the Human Cell Atlas".

At the next possible time the ICB is looking for a

Postdoc for CZI funded human cell atlas project "Heart Cell Atlas Throughout Pediatric Development" (f/m/x) 101953

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Your responsibilities

  • Analyzing single cell OMICS data from the human heart, in particular scRNA-seq, scATAC-seq and spatial transcriptomics
  • Implementing, developing and extending methods for analyzing single cell OMICS data, in particular for the integration of data sets from different labs, technologies and OMICS types
  • Participating in regular video calls and real life meetings to discover the cells and molecular drivers of human heart development and their role in disease
  • Training and supervision of bachelor/ master students as well as PhD candidates
  • Involvement and support in fundraising activities

Your qualifications

  • You are an independent creative thinker driven by curiosity
  • PhD degree in bioinformatics, systems biology, computer science, mathematics, physics or equivalent
  • Background in statistical data analysis, ideally for (sc)RNAseq data
  • Strong coding skills, preferably in Python and/or R
  • Strong Interest in biological applications
  • Passion for science and scientific work
  • Proficient in written and spoken English
  • Experience in international interdisciplinary research teams
  • Experience in computational methods development

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 30.09.2024, 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 Matthias Heinig, +49(0)89 3187-2434, who will be happy to be of assistance.
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Institute of Computational Biology
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1

85764 Oberschleißheim

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