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Data Scientists in Bioinformatics (m/f/d) (100%)

The two positions are initially limited to three years with the possibility of extension.

ImmunoSensation2 is a Cluster of Excellence funded by Germany’s Excellence Strategy at

theUniversity of Bonn. Its scientists are dedicated to investigating innate immunity beyond the

boundaries of classical immunology. In a joint effort, immunologists, neurobiologists, systems

biologists and mathematicians from the University of Bonn and the German Center for

Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) of the Helmholtz Association aim to investigate the status of the

immune system, the metabolism and the nervous system connect in health and disease.

ImmunoSensation2 is embedded in the outstanding research environment of the University of Bonn,

the University Hospital and the DZNE. Furthermore, ImmunoSensation2 is internationally connected

and maintains research partnerships with Australia (Melbourne University), Japan (Osaka University,

Waseda University, Kyoto University) and the Netherlands (Radboud University, Nijmegen).

The announced position will be integrated into the Core Unit for Bioinformatics Data Analysis (CUBA)

of the Medical Faculty at the University of Bonn, which provides quantitative and computational

analyses, training and consultation for all members of the faculty. CUBA benefits from a shared

computing infrastructure and exchange of expertise due to its embedding and liaison with the Institut

für Medizinische Biometrie, Informatik und Epidemiologie (IMBIE) and the Institute for Genomic

Statistics and Bioinformatics (IGSB). It operates in close collaboration with other core units like the

NGS, flow cytometry and mass spectrometry core. The unit aims to establish a platform for

computational biology, to facilitate quantitative approaches and to share and offer validated methods,

expertise and resources. These methods will continuously evolve according to the needs of

collaborators and progress in science to provide state-of-the-art bioinformatics and data analyses.


Your tasks:


Analysis and processing of high-volume data sets such as next generation sequencing

Design, implementation and application of tailored analysis workflows

Statistical analysis and visualization

Interaction and collaboration with researchers

o Consultation regarding the planning and design of experiments

o Presentation and reporting of results

o Recommendation of publicly available resources and tools

Working in a team with bioinformatic and computational colleagues

Selection and adaption of (bioinformatical) methods and tool

Training courses and education


Your profile:


Master or PhD in bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science,

statistics, mathematics or any other related field

Strong expertise in the analysis of next generation sequencing data (NGS), such as single

cell genomics, RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq and ATAC-Seq

Profound knowledge of statistics, data analysis and visualisation techniques

Proficiency in programming, e.g. with R/Bioconductor or Python

Experience with Linux and high-performance computing (HPC)

Background in molecular biology concepts and an interest in immunology

Knowledge of high-throughput image analysis (FACS ImageStream) is considered a plus

Good communication and presentation skills and fluency in written and spoken English

Team player capable of adapting to a rapidly evolving and interdisciplinary

research environment


We offer:

Outstanding research opportunities

Collaborative work environment

Salary according to the German salary scale TV-L (EG 13)

Supplementary benefits (e.g. pension plan according to VBL)

A “Jobticket” (subsidized public transport)


The University of Bonn is committed to diversity and equal opportunity. It is certified as a family-

friendly university. It aims to increase the proportion of women in areas where women are under-

represented and to promote their careers in particular. It therefore urges women with relevant

qualifications to apply. Applications will be handled in accordance with the

Landesgleichstellungsgesetz (State Equality Act). Applications from suitable individuals with a certified

serious disability and those of equal status are particularly welcome.

Applicants should send their application in a single pdf file (max. 5 MB), including a motivation letter,

CV, scanned academic degrees, a list of publications and the contact details of two references. More

information on the scientific projects and project leaders can be found

at www.immunosensation.deand information on CUBA can be found at https://cores.ukb.uni-


Further details will also be provided during the recruitment process. Applications will be accepted on

rolling basis and successful candidates can begin on August 1, 2019 or later.

Please send your application by email using the reference number 350_2019_FABI to:

Dr. rer. nat. Catherine Drescher

Cluster of Excellence ImmunoSensation2

University Hospital Bonn

Venusberg-Campus 1,

53127 Bonn

Email: applications_immunosensation(at)


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