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Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m/d) on omics data analyses of cellular senescence, for 3 years, with the possibility of a 2-year extension

The Institute for Biostatistics and Informatics in Medicine and Ageing Research at the Rostock University Medical Center seeks, starting 1. Sept 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter, a Full-time Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m/d) on omics data analyses of cellular senescence, for 3 years, with the possibility of a 2-year extension, subject to budgetary approval.

** Interviews/inquiries possible at ISMB'19, e.g. at the Career Fair Thu 12:40-2pm,
and at the "Bioinformaticians in Aging & Senescence Research" Birds-of-a-feather,
Wed 12:45-1:45pm, see **

+ Your tasks:
* Analysis of the data of an in-depth biomarker study investigating the senescence-related molecular processes behind cancer and stroke, in human and mouse, to establish a biomarker kit
* Sequence data analysis, machine learning and data integration
* Analysis of transcriptomics, proteomics, clinical chemistry, and questionaire data
* Writing of scientific papers and applications, and contributions to joint papers and applications
* Qualification towards Habilitation (post-doctoral degree certifying research and teaching expertise)

+ Advantages for you:
* A stimulating environment where your contribution has a real impact
* An exciting project, aiming at biomarkers for senotherapy
* Collaboration with experimental and clinical groups, marked by aiming at first/last authorships that count for your Habilitation

+ What you need to bring to the table:
* Doctorate related to bioinformatics, or a research field in the medical/life/natural/mathematical sciences
* Programming/scripting skills, preferably including expertise in R
* Strong communication skills (oral presentations and in writing)
* (Nice to have): Biostatistics expertise (Cox hazard modeling; descriptive statistics)

+ If this describes you and your intentions then please send your application in a single PDF document, consisting of:
* CV
* Brief statement of research interests and qualifications
* Contact information for 2-4 scientists who may write a letter of recommendation

For further information:
Prof. Dr. Fuellen, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., +49 381-494-7360,
Director of the Institute for Biostatistics and Informatics in Medicine and Ageing Research, Rostock.

The University of Rostock is an equal opportunity employer. To increase the number of women in research and teaching, female applicants are recommended to apply. Applicants with disabilities will be favoured if they are equally qualified. 

Image processing specialist (f/m/d) [Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology (HPI)]

The Heinrich Pette Institute, Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology (HPI), in the context of the Leibniz ScienceCampus “Integrative analysis of pathogen-induced compartments” (InterACt) seeks to recruit an 

Image processing specialist (f/m/d).

HPI is committed to research on the biology of different human viruses as well as the pathogenesis of viral diseases and offers the opportunity to perform cutting-edge research in a world-class research environment with excellent facilities. The Leibniz ScienceCampus InterACt is newly established and will link and strengthen the unique competence in infection research of the Leibniz Center Infection (LCI) with complementary expertise in structural biology, biophysics, chemistry and informatics at the Universität Hamburg, including excellent imaging infrastructures at HPI and the Centre for Structural Systems Biology (CSSB).

The Microscopy and Image Analysis technology platform at HPI offers both, a variety of electron microscopic techniques, such as transmission and serial block phase scanning electron microscopy, as well as innovative light and fluorescence microscopy plus dedicated expertise and workflows for their correlative application to analyze virus-infected cells and tissues. 

We are looking for a bioinformatician, computer scientist, experimental virologist, cell biologist or scientist with similar background having expertise and interest in analyzing and quantifying complex multiscale imaging data from virus-infected cells. The candidate should develop analysis tools to integratively analyze the dynamics of pathogen-induced compartments from data across scales. Additionally, the image processing specialist should train users and will serve as first line user support to explore the full information and full potential of their imaging data sets. The successful candidate should actively participate and be an integral part of the newly established Leibniz ScienceCampus InterACt and will benefit from its framework of collaborations.

Applicants should hold a doctoral degree (or equivalent) in the field of bioinformatics, computer sciences, molecular biology, molecular life sciences, biophysics, cell biology or similar, ideally with a research expertise in live-cell imaging data analysis, correlative microscopy or integrated imaging. A benefit would be knowledge about optimized single particle tracking algorithms and modern computational methods like machine learning. 

The position is available from August 2019 and is to be filled as soon as possible. The funding is through the Leibniz ScienceCampus InterACt for 4 years with the possibility of a 4-year extension. Payment and social benefits will be in accordance with the regulations of the German TV-AVH (salary agreement for public service employees).

If you have further questions regarding InterACt or the position, please do not hesitate to contact Kay Grünewald (Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Frederike Ahr (Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

We aim to increase the percentage of women in research, and therefore encourage female scientists to apply. Equally qualified candidates with disabilities will be considered preferentially. 

Please submit your application until August 1, 2019. Late applications may be considered until the position is filled. 

Heinrich Pette Institute, Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology

Personnel Department

Martinistraße 52, 20251 Hamburg

e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Wissenschaftler Datenvisualisierung (m/w/div) am Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (MfN)

Bezeichnung: Wissenschaftler Datenvisualisierung (m/w/div)

Arbeitszeit: Vollzeit

Befristung: Drittmittelbefristung, zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt, befristet zum 31.03.2021

Entgeltgruppe: E13 TV-L


Das Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (MfN) ist mit seinen über 30 Millionen Sammlungsobjekten eines der größten Naturkundemuseen weltweit. Zusammengetragen als Beleg für die Diversität der Natur, sind seine Sammlungen zugleich Zeugnisse der Wissenschafts- und der Kulturgeschichte. Das Museum für Naturkunde Berlin ist als Forschungseinrichtung und Stiftung des Öffentlichen Rechts seit 1. Januar 2009 Mitglied der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft.

In dem vom Umweltbundesamt (UBA) geförderten und vom Deutschen Meeresmuseum Stralsund koordinierten Kooperationsprojekt „Hörfähigkeiten von Pinguinen“ werden experimentelle Untersuchungen zum Hören der Tiere (Erstellung von Audiogrammen) sowohl unter Wasser als auch an Land durchgeführt. Hintergrund des Projektes ist die zunehmende Lärmbelastung in den Gewässern der Antarktis und deren potentieller Einfluss auf Tiere der Antarktis. In den am Museum für Naturkunde angesiedelten Arbeitspaketen geht es um den Aufbau einer umfassenden Forschungsdatenbank für bioakustische Untersuchungen in der Antarktis (Audiogramme, Daten zur Hörphysiologie, Geräusche unter und über Wasser, Lautäußerungen, Lärmquellen) sowie um Umweltbildung und mediale Begleitung des Projektes.



  •     Konzeption und Entwicklung von Werkzeugen (Algorithmen) für die Kommunikation und Darstellung komplexer wissenschaftlicher Zusammenhänge im Bereich Bioakustik mit Schwerpunkt auf dem Thema Lärm
  •     Aufbau einer digitalen Plattform für Wissenskommunikation im Bereich Bioakustik (Themenfokus: Unterwasserlärm)
  •     Konzeption, Entwicklung und Implementierung einer Datenbank für Hörphysiologie mit entsprechenden Analyse-, Recherche- und Publikationsfunktionen



  •     abgeschlossenes wissenschaftliches Hochschulstudium eines ingenieur- bzw. naturwissenschaftlichen Studienganges, Biologie, Ökologie, (Bio-)Informatik, oder eines Studiengangs welcher Aspekte dieser Disziplinen beinhaltet, oder mindestens 3-jährige Berufserfahrung in zuvor genannten Bereichen und Mitwirkung in entsprechenden Referenzprojekten
  •     Sehr gute Kenntnisse und praktische Erfahrungen in der Konzeption und Gestaltung von webbasierten Applikationen und Informationssystemen
  •     Sehr gute Kenntnisse in der Visualisierung von Daten und Erstellung von Visualisierungskonzepten
  •     Kenntnisse in mindestens einer höheren Programmiersprache (z.B. C#, C++, Java)
  •     Gute Kenntnisse in mind. einem Statistik-Programm (R, SPSS, Mathlab) bzw. zugehöriger Programmiersprache für statistische Berechnungen
  •     Gute Kenntnisse und praktische Erfahrungen in der strategischen Konzeption von Datenflüssen, -standards und Fachdatenbanken
  •     Kenntnisse und praktische Erfahrungen im Bereich der Analyse und Qualitätssicherung bioakustischer Daten
  •     Nachweis aktiver wissenschaftlicher Publikationstätigkeit
  •     selbstständiges und strukturiertes Arbeiten
  •     sehr gute Kommunikationsfähigkeiten und Präsentationsfähigkeiten
  •     sehr gute Deutsch- und Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift




Zur Sicherung der Gleichstellung sind Bewerbungen qualifizierter Frauen besonders willkommen. Schwerbehinderte Bewerber/innen werden bei gleicher Eignung bevorzugt.


Ihre Bewerbungen mit den üblichen Unterlagen (Anschreiben, Lebenslauf, Zeugnisse) sind bis zum 19.07.2019 unter eindeutiger Angabe der Kennziffer 48/2019 an das Museum für Naturkunde, SE Personal, Invalidenstraße 43, 10115 Berlin oder bevorzugt per E-Mail an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. zu richten.


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Professorship (W3) for Computational Systems Biology

We are happy to announce a new Bioinformatics Professorship (W3) at the Universität Hamburg with a focus on Systems Biology. Possible research topics include modeling of cellular networks and systems in the context of infection processes; modeling of resistance formation; and simulation of cell systems. The consolidation and integration of large sets of heterogeneous biological data should form an essential part of the research.

The position is located in the Informatics Department and Center for Bioinformatics in Hamburg offering established study programs in Computing in Science and Bioinformatics. It is also part of the upcoming Leibniz-WissenschaftsCampus InterAct strengthening connection to Leibniz-Institutes in the field of infection and structural biology and the Center for Structural Systems Biology (CSSB) on the DESY Campus.

A complete announcement can be fould here:

Researcher (f/m/d) at Freiburg University

Biological Anthropology at Albert Ludwig University Freiburg is looking for a highly motivated

Researcher (f/m/d)

within a DFG-funded project developing scientific software for research in biological anthropology.

Our research project ″Establishing Semantic Research Data Modelling in Biological Anthropology″ aims to improve research data management and curation in biological anthropology by providing appropriate infrastructure. This involves creating a web-based information system for acquisition and tracking of osteological data and subsequent research using the curated data base.

The main task will be adaptation of an existing software framework for a domain-specific RDF ontology. This work will mainly concern the front end but might entail framework adjustments. The primary sub-tasks will be

    • Designing the software concept with us

    • Autonomous implementation of said software concept

    • Testing and optimising the software

    • Tight collaboration with international project partners


We offer

    • advanced training to improve individual skills in semantic information systems

    • opportunities for active participation in international conferences


Qualifications and requirements

We expect a very high level of self-organisation as well as a creative and solution-oriented mindset. Applicants will be responsible to keep to the production schedule and should be capable of excellent time management, of working in a team and of actively communicating both in-house and with partners abroad. Compliance with predefined workflows is mandatory.

The project is experimental in nature and specific to modelling osteological research data in biological anthropology. As a consequence, we are looking for a creative and open-minded collaborator instead of targeting applicants with specific qualifications.


Required skills

    • Master or equivalent degree

    • Experience with semantic web technologies (RDF, SPARQL) OR experience in software development

    • Excellent oral and written knowledge of English


Desired qualifications

    • Background in biological or related sciences

    • Adequate knowledge of the code versioning system git

    • Knowledge of the programming language TypeScript


The position is limited to two years. Payment and benefits will be according to the German TV-L pay scale (E 13). A first evaluation of applications is scheduled for 31 August 2019. The search will be continued until the position is filled.

Freiburg University seeks to increase the number of women in areas in which they are under-represented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. The University Freiburg is also committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.

We look forward to receiving your application. Please upload your documents as a compressed archive file – including a letter of motivation, CV, research statement (max. 1 page), a list of publications and contact information of two references – to our portal:

For further inquiries, please contact Dr. Stefan Schlager (phone +49 / 761 / 203 – 5522; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)




4 PhD positions in Bioinformatics at Bielefeld University

The graduate school "Digital Infrastructure in the Life Sciences" (DILS) of the newly established "Bielefeld Institute for Bioinformatics Infrastructure" (BIBI) at Bielefeld University, Germany, offers four PhD positions (3 years, 100% TV-L E13) starting October 2019.

The institute's research program focuses on scientific and service aspects in the area of bioinformatics infrastructure in close cooperation with the "German Network for Bioinformatic Infrastructure" (de.NBI) as well as the "Information Centre for Life Sciences" (ZB MED).

The qualification program of the DILS graduate school includes a joint research program, dedicated courses, workshops, retreats, etc.

Candidates must demonstrate broad background in the interdisciplinary field of bioinformatics in general and deep knowledge in the area they apply for (see project descriptions for detailed requirements). Good communication skills and knowledge of the English language is required, whereas German is not necessary.

The application deadline is 31 July 2019. Application instructions, project descriptions, contact information, and other details can be found on the institute's website.





(Bio-) Informatiker*in am Max-Planck-Institut für Verhaltensbiologie in Radolfzell/Konstanz

Sie werden in einem Projekt eingesetzt, das Teil des neuen, landesweiten Netzwerks bioDATEN ( ist. Dort erarbeiten wir in einem interdisziplinären Team aus Biologen, Informatikern und Informationswissenschaftlern Schnittstellen dieser Disziplinen in der Analyse großer *omics Datensätze. Das Teilprojekt in Konstanz befasst sich mit der Ökologie und Evolution der Immungene von Vögeln. Dabei nehmen wir an den globalen Projekten B10K ( und VGP teil.



Data Scientists in Bioinformatics (m/f/d) (100%) [Dr. rer. nat. Catherine Drescher Cluster of Excellence ImmunoSensation2]

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)


Lead Bioinformatician (m/f/d) for high-throughput genome assembly and annotation [Job offer ref. # 12-19005]

Job offer ref. # 12-19005

The Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN) is a member of the Leibniz Association and is based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. LOEWE Centre for Translational Biodiversity Genomics (LOEWE-TBG) is a joint venture of the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN), Goethe-University Frankfurt, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen and Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME aiming to intensify biodiversity genomics in basic and applied research. We will establish a new and taxonomically broad genome collection to study genomic and functional diversity across the tree of life and make genomic resources accessible for societal-demand driven applied research.

The Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung and the LOEWE-TBG invite applications for a


Lead Bioinformatician (m/f/d)

for high-throughput genome assembly and annotation



Your tasks:

·         Lead a team of bioinformaticians to develop, maintain and run high-throughput pipelines for the assembly and annotation of de novo genomes from diverse eukaryotes

·         Implementing and documenting the work-flow from receiving data, issue assembled genomes to users and archiving data in public databases

·         Communication with user groups, service providers and external database managers


Your profile:

·         PhD in Bioinformatics or related subjects

·         Experience with de novo genome assembly of non-model organisms and developing large scale, high-throughput procedures for de novo genome assembly and annotation

·         Proven understanding of comparative genomics or evolutionary biology research preferably in non-model organisms

·         Familiarity in leading a service orientated unit and excellent communication skills


What is awaiting for you?

·         A central role in an innovative large-scale genomics project with the opportunity to create an own research profile

·         A motivated and dynamic team of international researchers at an internationally recognized biodiversity research institution

·         An opportunity to build a central research and service unit within LOEWE-TBG and Senckenberg

·         Excellent opportunities to expand your scientific network across disciplines

·         Flexible working hours – annual special payment – company pension scheme – 30 days holidays


Salary and benefits are according to a full time public service position in Germany                   (TV-H E14/15 according to qualification and experience). The contract should start as soon as possible and will initially be limited to December 31th, 2021. The Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung support equal opportunity of men and women and therefore strongly invites women to apply. Equally qualified handicapped applicants will be given preference. The place of employment is in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The employer is the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung.

Please send your application, mentioning the reference of this job offer (ref. #12-19005) before July 28th, 2019 by e-mail (attachment in a single pdf document) and including a cover letter detailing research interests and experience, a detailed CV and a copy of your certification to:


Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung

Senckenberganlage 25

60325 Frankfurt am Main

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Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (w/m/d) im Bereich Bioinformatik [Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover]

Am Institut für Tierzucht und Vererbungsforschung der Tierärztlichen Hochschule Hannover ist ab dem 01. Oktober 2019 eine Stelle als

wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (w/m/d) im Bereich Bioinformatik

mit 65% der vollen Arbeitszeit zu besetzen. Die Stelle ist auf drei Jahre befristet. Ein Promotionsvorhaben auf der Stelle wird unterstützt und ausdrücklich erwünscht.

Aufgaben sind die die Mitarbeit in aktuellen Forschungsaktivitäten der Arbeitsgruppe „Genomics and Bioinformatics of Infectious Diseases“. Dazu zählen vor allem die Weiterentwicklung und Anwendung von statistisch-bioinformatischen Methoden für die Analyse von High-Throughput-Sequenzdaten und High-Throughput-Genexpressionsdaten (NGS-, Microarrays-Daten).

Voraussetzung für eine Bewerbung ist ein abgeschlossenes wissenschaftliches Hochschulstudium mit Masterabschluss in Bioinformatik, Biostatistik oder einem vergleichbaren Fach. Darüber hinaus werden Kenntnisse in der Shell-Programmierung unter Linux sowie in der Programmierumgebung R


Die Vergütung erfolgt nach E 13 TV-L.

Schwerbehinderte Bewerberinnen und Bewerber werden bei gleicher Eignung vorrangig berücksichtigt. Bitte senden Sie Ihre aussagekräftige Bewerbung per E-Mail bis spätestens 31.07.2019 an Herrn Prof. Dr. Klaus Jung (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Institut für Tierzucht und Vererbungsforschungs, Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover. Weitere Auskünfte zu der Stelle werden gerne über diese E-Mail- Adresse erteilt.


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