Postdoc in Data Science, Statistics or Bioinformatics (f/m/x)


Image Part time, Full time
min. 50%/19,5 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?

Helmholtz Munich is a member of one of Europe's leading research organizations - the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers e. V. The aim of our research is to identify health risks for humans and the environment at an early stage, to decipher the mechanisms of disease development and to develop concepts for the prevention and treatment of diseases.

We, the Institute of Epidemiology, are looking for a highly motivated Postdoc in the area Data Science, Statistics or Bioinformatics for further development of the OMICS Approach in the German National Cohort (f/m/x).

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

  • You will work on the largest health study in Germany, which will provide many insights and improvements to the health care system in the area of ​​a wide variety of common diseases based on your work
  • You evaluate large, complex OMICS data as part of the NAKO health study, mainly with genetic issues
  • You report to the NAKO expert group OMICS, the NAKO office and the NAKO members
  • Further development of the NAKO OMICS portfolio in close cooperation with the NAKO OMICS experts, the NAKO Board and the NAKO office
  • Acquisition of third-party funds for the implementation of the OMICS concept
  • Development of a separate research focus within the framework of NAKO

Your profile

  • Completed doctorate / PhD in data science, statistics, bioinformatics or a comparable field
  • Enthusiasm for researching complex diseases and their genetic and molecular causes
  • Experience working with cohorts is an advantage
  • Passion for data analysis of big OMICS data, mainly in genetics
  • In-depth knowledge of statistical methods and programming skills, including R and related packages
  • Experience with scripting languages ​​such as Perl or Python and working in Linux environments is an advantage
  • Experience in the independent planning and implementation of complex analysis projects
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • High motivation and commitment to pursuing research projects both independently and in collaboration with other scientists



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 until 30.04.2028 but may be extended under certain circumstances.

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 Harald Grallert,, who will be happy to help.

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