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The newly founded Institute for Genomic Statistics and Bioinformatics (IGSB, www.igsb.uni-bonn.de) at the University of Bonn, Germany, is seeking for outstanding scientific staff (PhD candidates/postdocs/CoreUnitGroupLeader).
The goal of the IGSB is to improve health care by applying artificial intelligence in the analysis of biomedical data. We design, implement and evaluate methods and tools that leverage the knowledge and cognitive skills of investigators in order to enable the interpretation of massively heterogeneous data sets that integrate genomic and clinical information.
All of our research projects are highly interdisciplinary and are being conducted in close cooperation with computational or experimental domain experts providing an excellent opportunity for collaborative research.
Our institute is situated on Venusberg, the Campus of the Medical School Bonn and is part of a vibrant community of scientists, physicians, and engineers, whose goal is to advance the boundaries of knowledge. The institute has recently been founded to lead development of computational and informatics techniques to address pertinent challenges in modern biological sciences and medicine. PhD candidates will be enrolled in the Bonn International Graduate School, BIGS.

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Responsibilities of postdocs
The postdoctoral fellows will be responsible for applying novel methodologies to analyze biomedical big data sets, including genomic and imaging data. There is a focus on collaborative projects with other research institutes such as the Departments of Human Genetics and Immunology, or the DZNE. Other responsibilities include day-to-day project management, including coordination with collaborators and other team members, as well as the writing of manuscripts. Contribution to the grant writing efforts of the lab are expected.
Basic Requirements
Postdoc Candidates must have a PhD degree in a quantitative field such as bioinformatics, computer science, physics, or related fields and a track-record of publication in the top journals or conferences of their field. Hands-on experience with management, analysis, and visualization of biomedical data is required for this position. Excellent programming skills and working knowledge of state-of-the-art software development techniques are essential. The candidates interested in these positions must be highly motivated, willing to learn and demonstrate initiative in assigned tasks. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are crucial.

Responsibilities of group leader "Core Unit Bioinformatics Data Analysis" (CUBA)
This CUBA group leader will head a team of three bioinformaticians (in the beginning) and manage projects in a highly collaborative environment. The position will directly interface with faculty and investigators within the Medical Campus Bonn. CUBA has a particular focus on analysis of medium size -omics projects including NGS, FACS and proteomics data.

Basic Requirements
PhD and a minimum of 3 years post-graduate high-level experience in bioinformatics, computational biology, or statistical genetics in industry or academia and demonstrated skill in working within collaborative groups.

ABOUT THE EMPLOYER
The Institute for Genomic Statistics and Bioinformatics has been founded in September 2017 to deepen our understanding of genome biology and advancing personalized medicine. IGSB an entity of University Bonn, one of the eminent research universities in Germany with an excellent international reputation. Since 2006, it has been successful in gaining funding through the Excellence Initiative set out by the federal government and state and the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), acquiring two Clusters of Excellence and two Graduate Schools ( Hausdorf Center for Mathematics and Immunosensation).

HOW TO APPLY
Candidates should submit their CV, a research statement, PDFs of their three best papers, and contact information for three regerences to pkrawitz at uni-bonn.de with [PDH], [PostDoc], or [CUBA] in the subject.