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

The Schneider lab at the Institute of Functional Epigenetics (IFE) focuses on understanding the epigenetic mechanisms whereby cells and organisms integrate metabolic signals, establish cellular memory and regulate plasticity. We use cutting-edge methods (multi-omics, single cell, modelling, chromatin biochemistry) and model systems from yeast to stem cells to predict, observe, and manipulate epigenetic processes.

We are offering a

Scientist Position in Computational Biology/ Bioinformatics/ AI in Epigenetics (f/m/x) 101610

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Your responsibilities

The position will involve the analysis and integration of multiple and large datasets to understand genome function, epigenetic memory and transcriptional regulation. The successful candidate will be tasked with the development, implementation and standardisation of low-input or single cell genomic pipelines, the integration of data from several “omics “datasets and the introduction of  machine learning and AI approaches to understand epigenetic regulation of chromatin function. The applicant will be part of a computational team with close collaborations with wet-lab scientists and leading Computational Biology/AI in Health groups at Helmholtz Munich. Working language is English.

Your qualifications

You should have a Ph.D in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Computational Biology, Systems Biology or Molecular Biology with a previous extensive experience in bioinformatics, computational analyses and data integration. We specifically look for independent thinkers, who are willing to shape a project by developing their own ideas. Experience with NGS datasets (e.g. ChIPseq, CUT&Run, or CUT&Tag, ATACseq and RNAseq) as well as their relevant data analysis tools and pipelines is mandatory.  Proficiency in scripting languages, experience with workflow management systems and high-performance computing cluster environments would be an advantage. Knowledge of molecular gene regulation, chromatin and epigenetics are beneficial.

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 two years, 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 Prof. Dr. Robert Schneider, 089 3187-3586, who will be happy to be of assistance.
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Institute of Functional Epigenetics
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1

85764 Oberschleißheim

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