Data Engineer

Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg

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

Type of Job

EDV & Informatics

Data Engineer - Proteomics, Metabolomics

Job offer from October 23, 2017

The Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg, Germany, invites applications for the position of a Data Engineer (Proteomics / Metabolomics) in the area of Biological Mass Spectrometry. The position is immediately available for an initial period of two years.

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 tasks

We are seeking an innovative and highly motivated data engineer to support the mass spectrometry platform at our institute. The latter consists of two independent core units, metabolomics and proteomics. The successful candidate will develop data analysis and visualization pipelines and apply or adopt existing tools and workflows in order to support statistical and model-based analysis of mass spectrometry-based data. Additional duties will include the maintenance of data bases and servers as well as data archiving and data analysis.

Your qualifications

The ideal candidate holds a degree in computer sciences (e.g. information technology, applied informatics, bioinformatics) or life sciences (e.g. biology, biotechnology) with at least three years of hands-on expertise in industry or an academic setting. Programming experience in at least two of the following languages (Python, C++, R, and Perl) and a sound knowledge of Linux/Unix operating systems is essential. Likewise, basic know-how in the design and maintenance of data bases (preferentially SQL) is equally important.
Further knowledge in machine learning (e.g. random forests) or additional programming languages (Visual Basic, Matlab, Fortran, HTML5, PHP) is considered as a plus.
A basic understanding of biochemistry and omics technologies (metabolomics, proteomics or trancriptomics) would be desirable. Strong communication skills in english language are required. This position is suitable for a person who is well organized and able to work independently as well as in a team environment.

Our offer

A challenging and international work environment with close interactions to cutting edge fundamental biological research. The mass spectrometry platform uses proven-to-work analytical workflows that are implemented on state-of-the-art equipment to generate reliable omics data. Moreover we continue to push the boundaries of what is possible by improving both wetlab and drylab methods. As data engineer you will interact closely with the proteomics and metabolomics core facilities and will have additional exchange with bioinformatics and IT.

Salaries will be based on previous experience according to TVöD guidelines.

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.

Your application

Have we sparked your interest? Please submit your complete application, including a CV via our online application portal until December 1st, 2017.

Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics
Stübeweg 51
79108 Freiburg
Germany

 
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