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The Institute of Molecular Biology gGmbH

funded by the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation

is recruiting a

Bioinformatician (m/f)


The Institute of Molecular Biology gGmbH (IMB) is a Centre of Excellence for Life Sciences funded by the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation. IMB is located at the campus of the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany and offers premium scientific core facilities (see The Bioinformatics Core Facility supports IMB researchers in the computational analysis of genomic data generated in the course of research projects. We are looking for a highly motivated Bioinformatician (m/f) with enthusiasm for academic research to join our team and support a newly formed Collaborative Research Centre, CRC 1361, on the topic “Regulation of DNA Repair and Genome Stability”, funded by the German Research Foundation DFG (see

You will:

•             Join exciting CRC projects studying the mechanisms of DNA repair and genome stability

•             Participate in the experimental planning, processing, interpretation and publication of various genomic, epigenomic and transcriptomic next-generation sequencing (NGS) datasets

•             Develop and implement custom bioinformatics workflows for data analysis and integration


Required qualifications:

•             University degree or postgraduate training in computational biology / bioinformatics

•             Extensive and broad experience in the computational analysis of NGS datasets

•             Solid programming skills and familiarity with Linux compute clusters

•             Sound knowledge of statistics, version control and R / Bioconductor

•             Good organisational, communication and interpersonal skills

•             Proficiency in written and spoken English


Desirable qualifications:

•             Experience in interdisciplinary collaborations or bioinformatics services

•             Knowledge of software engineering and bioinformatics pipelines


We offer:

•             Stimulating, diverse and international research environment

•             Flexible working hours and advanced training opportunities

•             Competitive salary and favourable pension scheme


To apply, please send a single PDF file containing your cover letter, CV, certificates and contact information of at least two professional references quoting Ref. No. CFBIO15 to Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!. IMB is an equal opportunity employer.


Starting Date:  as soon as possible

Duration:   initial contract for four years with the possibility of extension

Application Deadline:  20th January 2019


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