Two Bioinformaticians

Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg

Developmental and Evolutionary Biology & Genetics Immunobiology and Infection Biology & Medicine

Type of Job


Two Bioinformaticians

Job offer from July 25, 2017

The Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg, Germany invites applications for up to two Bioinformaticians to start as soon as possible for an initial period of two years, with the possibility of extension.

Our Institute investigates the molecular basis of the immune response and other topics of the developmental biology, such as the origin and differentiation of the immune cells as well as the development of vertebrate embryo. Another main focus of the Institute is Epigenetic. This area deals with inheritable traits, which are not caused by changes in the DNA sequence.

Your opportunities

Our group supports many deep-sequencing projects at the institute and from the Collaborative Research Center “Medical Epigenetics” (MEDEP). The open position provides an excellent opportunity for collaborations within a large network of interdisciplinary scientists from the Freiburg region. You will have the opportunity to contribute directly to research projects from experimental design to data analysis and interpretation. The successful applicant will join a strong inter-disciplinary team that provides valuable know-how and access to a large Sequencing Facility (HiSeq3000, HiSeq2500, NextSeq), as well as a high-performance Data Center with Petabyte-scale storage solutions.

Your tasks

Responsibilities include the development, comparison and testing of software solutions for the analysis of deep-sequencing data. In close interaction with our experimental partners, you will provide algorithmic solutions to their analyses and data interpretation. You will also help with established training programs and help our partners with experimental design, quality control and the analysis of genome-wide data.

Your qualifications

We are looking for a motivated team player with strong communication skills and the desire to work in a dynamic environment. The successful applicant will have proven experience with deep-sequencing analysis and specific computational skills:

  • MSc degree in bioinformatics or equivalent experience in a related field
  • proven expertise in programming, scripting and statistical analysis (esp. with python and R)
  • experience with analysis of genome-wide data
  • organizational talent and multi-tasking ability
  • very good command of English language

We offer

Based within close vicinity to both France and Switzerland, our institute hosts a vibrant community of international researchers and many state-of-the-art facilities and modern office spaces. At the heart of the Black Forest, Freiburg offers a family-friendly atmosphere and excellent recreational possibilities for cultural and outdoor activities.

Salary will be based on previous experience according to TVöD guidelines (collective waeg agreement for the public service).

Your application

Handicapped applicants with equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment. The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in areas, where they are underrepresented, and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. A childcare facility is directly attached to the institute.

Have we sparked your interest? Please submit your complete application (including a resume, CV, contact details of referees) via our online application portal until September 4th, 2017.

For informal inquiries please contact

Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics
Stübeweg 51
79108 Freiburg

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