Positions

The Cluster of Excellence ImmunoSensation2 is offering a

 

Postdoc position in computational biology/bioinformatics

 

at the Department of Genomics & Immunoregulation at the Life & Medical Sciences (LIMES) Institute, starting in December 2019 for two years, with the possibility of extension, in the field of single cell transcriptome analysis.

 

The LIMES (Life and Medical Sciences) Institute is part of the Faculty of Mathematical and Natural Sciences at the University of Bonn. The Institute has been established to foster molecular research spanning from immunology to metabolism using a broad spectrum of cutting-edge technologies including state-of–the-art genomic technologies. In this regard, the Department for Genomics and Immunoregulation at the LIMES-Institute together with PRECISE at the DZNE Bonn has a Next-Generation Sequencing Facility and is now seeking scientist in the field of bioinformatics, computational biology and systems biology with focus in single cell transcriptome analysis. The successful candidate will be part of a team preprocessing and analyzing single cell Next-Generation Sequencing data and improving/developing computational approaches using state of the art tools and IT infrastructure.

 

Our requirements are

  • Enthusiasm to work in a thriving academic research environment.
  • Strong background in computational biology, bioinformatics, biomathematics, biostatistics.
  • Experience in the analysis of Next-Generation Sequencing data e.g. single cell RNA-Seq, bulk RNA-Seq and ATAC/ChIP-Seq.
  • Strong background in biology, preferable immunology.
  • PhD degree or equivalent.
  • An interest to work in an international environment.
  • A collaborative attitude.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team.
  • Computer programming as well as skills.
  • Experience in working in Linux based environments.
  • Very good communication and writing skills in English.

 

What we have to offer

  • Challenging research projects.
  • State of the art technologies to tackle important scientific and medical questions
  • A thriving interdisciplinary research environment at the LIMES Institute.
  • Fully established bioinformatics department.

 

Salary is paid according to German TV-L (E 13 100%).

 

The University of Bonn is an equal opportunities employer.

 

Complete applications in English should include a CV, a brief statement of research experiences and interests, list of publications and addresses of two referees should be submitted as a single pdf file to Professor Dr. Joachim L. Schultze (office.immunogenomics@uni-bonn.de) by 22th of November.

 

PRECISE – Platform for Single Cell Genomics and Epigenomics

 

Experienced postdoc in Computer Science

 

The PRECISE – Platform for Single Cell Genomics and Epigenomics is part of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and the LIMES (Life and Medical Sciences) Institute at the University of Bonn. PRECISE uses high throughput technologies such as liquid handling robots and next generation sequencing (NGS), to answer basic and translational scientific questions in the area of neurodegenerative diseases and immunology together with local, national and international collaboration partners. PRECISE, in collaboration with industrial partners, offers access to novel, cutting-edge computer architectures focusing on the memory centric approaches. The successful candidate will be part of a team working on life science algorithms and computational approaches for Memory-Driven Computing to analyze next generation sequencing data and integrate NGS based datasets in a systems biology context. Key parts of the work include working with sparse data sets and developing novel algorithms that take advantage of PRECISE’s highly parallel Memory-Driven Computing systems.

 

Our requirements are

  • PhD or equivalent in computer science or related fields.
  • Experience in computational biology, bioinformatics or biomathematics is a plus.
  • Knowledge and expertise in working with sparse data.
  • Solid experience in object-oriented software development, ideally with C++ and python.
  • Experience in parallel computing and in-memory approaches is of advantage.
  • Enthusiasm to work in a thriving academic research environment.
  • An interest to work in an international environment.
  • A collaborative attitude and the ability to work independently as well as in a team.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

 

What we have to offer

  • Participation in a challenging research project
  • State of the art technologies to tackle important scientific and medical questions
  • A thriving interdisciplinary research environment at the DZNE
  • Fully established bioinformatics department
  • Memory-Driven Computing hardware resources
  • Close collaboration with industry partners and early access to novel developments

 

Salary is paid according to German TV-öD (E 13, 100%); the position is initially limited to two years.

 

The DZNE and the University of Bonn are equal opportunities employers.

 

Applications (in English) should include a CV, a brief statement of research experiences and interests, a list of publications (if applicable) and the addresses of two referees, and should be submitted as a single pdf file to Professor Dr. Joachim L. Schultze (office.immunogenomics@uni-bonn.de) by 01st of December, 2019. We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible.

 

Candidates with individual funding are always welcome to apply to join our team.