Staff scientist Bioinformatics (f/m/x) - Next Generation Sequencing


Image Full time
39 hrs./week
Image Neuherberg near Munich
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We are Helmholtz Munich. In a rapidly changing world, we discover breakthrough solutions for better health.

Our research is focused within the areas of metabolic health/diabetes, environmental health, molecular targets and therapies, cell programming and repair, bioengineering, and computational health. We particularly excel in the fields of basic research, bioengineering, artificial intelligence, and technological development.

Through this research, we build the foundations for medical innovation. Together with our partners, we seek to accelerate the transfer of our research, so that laboratory ideas can reach society and improve people’s quality of life at the fastest rate possible.

This is what drives us. Why not join us and make a difference?

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. The successful candidate will support these activities and perform a wide range of NGS analyses (e.g. bulk and single-cell RNA- and ATAC-Seq, ChIP-Seq, Genomic variation) to support various R&D projects. You will 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 wanting to make an impact in developing future health solutions, this full time position may be for you.

Prof. Matthias Tschöp (Dr. Med., Dr. hc.), CEO of Helmholtz Munich:

"We believe that excellent research requires a range of different perspectives. Diverse teams reach better solutions and are more innovative in their research topics.

Establishing our Diversity Management Strategy demonstrates our commitment to ensuring an appreciative company culture based on mutual respect. We are also implementing diversity-sensitive processes throughout our whole organization."

Your tasks

  • 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
  • Lecturer and development of bioinformatics courses for scientists at different levels (beginner, advanced)

Your profile

  • Master or PhD degree in Bioinformatics or related fields
  • Strong programming skills (R & RMarkdown, Python, bash, git)
  • Strong scientific track record
  • Teaching experience in bioinformatics, computational or statistics courses
  • Experience with various Next-Generation Sequencing technologies and bioinformatic analyses (e.g. bulk and single-cell RNA- and ATAC-Seq, ChIP-Seq, Genomic variation)
  • Experience with Linux systems and the use of 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 Visium or Xenium)
  • Experience with container technologies (e.g. Docker, Singularity), Conda and workflow languages (e.g. Nextflow)



Since 2005, we hold the TOTAL E-QUALITY award for exemplary action in the sense of an equal-opportunity organizational culture.

Helmholtz Munich is actively committed to diversity and inclusion in practice and is sustainably committed to equality.

The Diversity Charter has set itself the goal of promoting diversity in the world of work. By signing the charter, we commit ourselves to create an appreciative working environment for all employees.


If you fulfil all the requirements, you may be eligible for a salary grade of up to E 13. Social benefits are based on the Collective Wage Agreement for Public-Sector Employees (TVöD). The position has an (initial) fixed term of 2 years, with the possibility of moving to a permanent contract.

We are committed to promoting a culture of diversity and welcome applications from talented people regardless of gender, cultural background, nationality, ethnicity, sexual identity, physical abilities, religion or age. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.
If you have obtained a university degree abroad, we will require further documents from you regarding the comparability of your degree. Please request the Statement of Comparability for Foreign Higher Education Qualifications as early as possible.


Interested in applying?

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Thomas Walzthöni,, who will be happy to help.

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