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STAFF Scientist (100%, TVL13)

The University of Bonn is an internationally operating research university with a broad spectrum of subjects. 200 years of history, around 38,000 students, more than 6, 000 employees and an excellent reputation at home and abroad: Bonn University is one of the most important universities in Germany. In the recent excellence initiative, the University of Bonn was the most successful university in Germany with six Clusters of Excellence, ranging from mathematics, immunology, dependency research, robotics, economics to quantum physics.

The Schultze group at the Life & Medical Science Institute uses using multi-colour flow cytometry as well as single-cell transcriptomics to study immune cells in disease-relevant settings. We are closely connected to the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) as PRECISE, our Platform for Single Cell Genomics and Epigenomics, is a joint venture between the University of Bonn and the DZNE.

We are currently searching for a staff scientist who would support our group in our research activities and wants to work in this dynamic environment. As a staff scientist, you will provide scientific administrative aid to the group with respect to project management, lab management, and regulatory affairs within the group as well as support experiments and grant writing when applicable.

Your profile:

  • Master’s degree or PhD in biomedical sciences, biology or related discipline
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in German and English
  • Distinguished management or supervisory experience
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Dedicated, responsible, flexible, team-oriented
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety and environmental requirements of advantage
  • Expertise in molecular biology, cell culture, handling of primary human cells and multi-colour flow cytometry favourable

We offer:

  • A position in a thriving scientific environment
  • Further training opportunities
  • Initial short-term employment contract for 3 years with a standard public service salary (TVL 13)

The University of Bonn is committed to diversity and equal opportunity. It is certified as a family-friendly university and aims to increase the proportion of women employed in areas where women are under-represented and to promote their careers. To that end, it urges women with relevant qualifications to apply. Applications will be handled in accordance with the Landesgleichstellungsgesetz (State Equality Act). Applications from suitable candidates with a certified disability or equivalent status are particularly welcome.

 

Applications (CV, certificates, list of publications, two references) should be submitted as soon as possible via email as a single pdf file. Deadline for the application round is 15th of February 2019.

 

Contact: Prof. Dr. Joachim L. Schultze (office.immunogenomics@uni-bonn.de)

 

Bioinformatician (100%, TVL13)

The Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn is an international research university that offers a wide range of degree programs. With 200 years of history, about 38,000 students, over 6.000 employees, and an excellent domestic and international reputation, Bonn University is among Germany’s leading universities.

Starting at the earliest date possible/01.12.2018 and preliminarily limited to a fixed contract until 31.11.2021, the West German Genome Center (WGGC) hosted by the PRECISE Platform for Single Cell Genomics and Epigenomics at the Life and Medical Sciences Institute and the Institute for Human Genetics is seeking a Bioinformatician (100%, TVL13). 

The West German Genome Center (WGGC) is one of four Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Competence Centers (NGS-CCs) funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The WGGCs main NGS sites are at the University of Bonn, University of Cologne and the University of Düsseldorf. The WGGC has been founded to develop and provide NGS services for the academic community throughout Germany. The position will be located primarily at the Life and Medical Sciences Institute, Carl-Troll-Str. 31.

Your responsibilities:

  • Developing and implementing single cell RNA-sequencing pipelines and data analytics
  • Development of the existing Docker environment
  • Developing NGS processing pipelines and data analytics at the WGGC site in Bonn
  • Optimizing NGS pipelines for memory-driven computing
  • Supporting the management board of the WGGC in harmonizing NGS pipelines at the different WGGC centers

Your qualifications:

  • University degree (PhD) in Bioinformatics, or a similar subject
  • Strong background in computational biology, bioinformatics, biomathematics, biostatistics is of advantage
  • Knowledge and experience in the analysis of Next-Generation Sequencing data e.g. RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq and ATAC-Seq
  • Strong background in biology, preferable immunology
  • Experience in High-performance computing
  • Computer programming skills
  • Native speaker or near-native command of the English language
  • Motivated, flexible, team oriented and interested in continued professional development.

We offer:

  • A varied and challenging position with one of the biggest employers in the area
  • A fully established bioinformatics department
  • Participation in the university-wide pension system (VBL)
  • Access to the extensive university sports program
  • An excellent transport infrastructure with the opportunity to obtain a discounted employee ticket for public transportation (VRS) or to use assigned, affordable parking
  • A salary based on the 13 TV-L scale

The University of Bonn is committed to diversity and equal opportunity. It is certified as a family-friendly university and aims to increase the proportion of women employed in areas where women are under-represented and to promote their careers. To that end, it urges women with relevant qualifications to apply. Applications will be handled in accordance with the Landesgleichstellungsgesetz (State Equality Act). Applications from suitable candidates with a certified disability or equivalent status are particularly welcome.

If you are interested in (filling) this position, please send your complete application documents by 31.01.2019 to office.immunogenomics@uni-bonn.de with the application code WGGC/Bonn/bioinformatics. Before sending your application, please combine and convert all of your documents into one PDF file. For further information please contact Elke Meyer (Tel.: 0228/7362787).