- Published: Tuesday, 13 February 2018 14:12
The Klinikum der Universität München (KUM) belongs to the Ludwig Maximilians University Munich (LMU), the leading teaching and research university in Germany, ranking 1st in Germany in the latest Times Higher Education World University Ranking. With the neighbouring Max-Planck, Helmholtz, and Technical University institutions, it can be regarded as a major European science hub. LMU is a large beneficiary of the German excellence initiative, and has hosted more than 40 ERC grants. In total, under the Seventh EU Framework Program the LMU was recipient of 225 projects, in 22 of which it is/was the coordinating institution.
The Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine hosts the international Clinical Trials Unit of the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF), which specializes in large human cohort research in the field of vaccines, novel diagnostics and therapeutics.
The Teaching and Research Unit Bioinformatics focuses on developing algorithms for the analysis of large-scale experimental data, in particular applications of next-generation sequencing such as RNA-seq, ChIP-seq or ATAC-seq.
The research group “Geldmacher/von Both” at the Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine and the Dr. von Hauner children’s hospital jointly with Prof. C. Friedel at the Teaching and Research Unit Bioinformatics are looking for a highly motivated
Bioinformatician/Computational Biologist (m/f)
Your tasks and area of work:
The main research focus of our "infection & immunity" work group is the characterisation of the human host response to infection, with special emphasis on development of novel Tuberculosis diagnostic tests (Portevin et al. 2014 The Lancet ID), assessment of novel vaccines (Bauer et al. 2017 JV) and basic life sciences (Geldmacher et al. J.Exp.Med 2010, von Both et al. 2018 Sci Rep). The key pathogens for these projects under investigation comprise Mycobacteria spp., HIV and HPV.
Your tasks will include processing, analysis, and interpretation of large-scale next generation sequencing (NGS) datasets from transcriptomics and genomics studies, as well as automated analysis of microscopy images. You will implement analysis pipelines and responsibly drive projects as a computational biologist/ bioinformatician. You will further support supervision of Master and PhD students as well as interpretation of respective results and their publication in scientific journals.
- Master/PhD in bioinformatics, computational biology, biostatistics or related fields
- Programming experience for the analysis/processing of NGS datasets
- Experience with R, Linux/Unix OS, databases, and cluster computing
- Ability to work independently and to manage your own projects
- experience in image analysis software (i.e. ImageJ, CellProfiler, Ilastik) would be an advantage.
Our offer to you:
We offer a senior position in an interdisciplinary team of scientists, bioinformaticians, statisticians, and physicians focussing on infection and immunity during large international human cohort studies. Thus, we offer international collaborations, travel opportunities, and networking with key players in the field of infection & immunity research.
Munich is an international centre of both splendid research activities as well as great outdoor opportunities due to its vicinity to the Alps. It also boasts a great environment for families and children.
Payment according to TVöD (VKA) of the German civil servant pay scale