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Staff scientist (f/m/d) for bioinformatics (NGS 'long-read' technology)
Staff scientist (m/f/d) for bioinformatics (NGS 'long-read' technology)
The West German Genome Center of the Heinrich-Heine University of
Düsseldorf is expanding in the field of long-read sequencing and is now
seeking a bioinformatics staff scientist to lead and develop our
long-read analysis capabilities and efforts.
The aim of the role is two-fold: (i) firstly, develop, support and apply
production-level genomic analysis pipelines for established applications
like de novo assembly, structural variant detection and metagenomic
profiling; (ii) secondly, participate in ongoing scientific projects and
contribute to the development of novel analytical and scientific
approaches based on long reads.
This position offers the opportunity to play a key role in the
implementation of cutting-edge genomics as part of a small,
interdisciplinary and highly collaborative team. Our projects span the
tree of life, often concerning applications in human, microbial and
plant genomics. We employ the whole range of modern long-read
technologies (Pacific Biosciences, Oxford Nanopore) to serve our own and
our collaborators’ needs. Long-read sequencing is a strategic priority
of our organization.
Development and maintenance of pipelines for the analysis of
Analysis of genomic data.
Communication with internal and external stakeholders, for
example concerning questions of technology, study design or data
Participation in research projects.
Participation in the development of innovative analytical or
Active participation within the bioinformatics network of the
Strong and proven programming skills in scripting languages,
e.g. R, Python or Perl.
Proven experience in genomics or bioinformatics.
Proven experience of analyzing genome-scale data sets in a
The ability to summarize and visualize complex datasets to look
for patterns or potential biases through detailed analysis.
The ability to discuss and explain complex ideas to both
specialists and non-specialists.
You are excited by the scientific and medical potential of
genomics and like taking the lead on complex and challenging tasks.
The opportunity to work on cutting-edge genomics projects in a
A results-focused, collaborative and flexible culture.
A competitive academic salary and benefits.
This is initially a full-time fixed-term appointment for 3 years,
remuneration according to TV-L 14. Please send your complete application
(cover/motivation letter, CV, certificates, and names of two reference
persons) to Prof. Dr. Karl Köhrer (Karl.Koehrer@uni-duesseldorf.de)
as a single PDF document.
The University of Düsseldorf is an equal opportunities employer.
Applications of women are thus especially encouraged; applications of
disabled persons will be given preferential treatment to those of other
candidates with equal qualifications.
For questions and informal enquiries please contact Dr. Karl Köhrer
(Genomics & Transcriptomics Laboratory,
Karl.Koehrer@uni-duesseldorf.de) or Dr. Alexander Dilthey (Institute
of Medical Microbiology and Hospital Hygiene,
When sending an application, the applicant agrees that the application
will be the property of the university clinic Düsseldorf and will, due
to costs, not be returned to the applicant.
Please apply within two weeks of the publication of this job posting via
mail using the following address: