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

At our institute you will find a scientifically stimulating international environment. Together with renowned scientists and supported by an excellent infrastructure you will have the opportunity to make an important contribution for a healthier society.

The primary research goal of the Institute of Diabetes Research and Metabolic Diseases (IDM) is the individualized prediction of diabetes risk and diabetes prevention and its personalized therapy.

We are looking for a

Bioinformatician/ Data Scientist (f/m/x) in Diabetic Research - Tübingen 101651

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Your responsibilities

At the Institute for Diabetes Research and Metabolic Diseases (IDM) and the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD e. V.), Branch Institute Tübingen, we are seeking scientists whose main focus is on bioinformatic analysis in the context of clinical studies. The topics include genetic/epigenetic analyses, omics approaches, microbiome and organ (brain, liver, heart, pancreas, fat cells, kidneys), organ crosstalk analyses and data from imaging processes, primarily human data based on clinical research.

One focus in particular is the further development of approaches for the characterization of sub-phenotypes in prediabetes. The individual working groups of the IDM should be supported in statistical and data-analytical questions.

The place of work is in the Translational Diabetology department (Head: Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Birkenfeld).

Your qualifications

  • PhD or MSc with a focus on bioinformatics or medical data analysis
  • Good knowledge in genetic and omics analysis
  • Good skills in statistical/biostatistcal analyses
  • Detailed knowledge of programming languages, especially Python and R
  • Proficiency in machine learning
  • Excellent ability to act and communicate both independently and in a team-oriented manner
  • Profound interest in application-oriented issues
  • Interest in guiding PhD students and technical employees
  • Motivation and commitment to a scientific/academic career
  • Good command of the English language

What we offer you

work-life balance
flexible working hours & working-time models
continuous education and training
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Tübingen is a university town in the center of Baden-Württemberg. It is located at the river Neckar about 30 kilometers south of Stuttgart. The University of Tübingen is one of Europe’s oldest universities. Tübingen today remains a place of research and teaching. In addition to the nearly 86,000 inhabitants, there are some 28,500 German and international students. Some 450 professors and more than 4000 other academic staff teach at the University’s seven faculties. The latest chapter of the University’s history is marked by its success in the German federal and state governments’ Excellence Initiative. “International since 1477” – the perfect way to summarize the University of Tübingen.

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 until 31.12.2025, 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 Hubert Preissl,, who will be happy to be of assistance.
Institute for Diabetes Research and Metabolic Diseases
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Universitätsklinikum Tübingen
Otfried-Müller-Straße 10

72076 Tübingen

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