ORGANISATION/EINRICHTUNGMax-Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC).
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BEWERBUNGSFRIST25/02/2018 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
STANDORTGermany › Berlin
*The Bioinformatics Group of RNA Structure and Transcriptome Regulation*
*of Prof. I. Meyer*
at the BIMSB and MDC in Berlin, Germany,
is seeking to recruit
*a post-doctoral researcher in Bioinformatics*.
*The Meyer Lab*: Research in the Meyer group is focused on discovering new mechanisms of transcriptome regulation in diverse biological settings. We have a particular interest in regulatory mechanisms mediated by RNA-structures and trans RNA RNA interactions. To this end, we develop and apply new computational methods, algorithms and analysis pipelines to analyse large-scale data sets, in particular transcriptome data from next-generation sequencing. We design and utilise machine learning techniques, phylogenetic models and a range of probabilistic methods to tackle exciting, fundamental questions in biology. We work in close collaboration with several experimental research groups to investigate biological systems ranging from differentiating stem cells to cells during virus infection and expect to engage in single-cell studies in the near future.
*The BIMSB and MDC*: The Meyer group is part of the Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology (BIMSB) is the most recently established institute at the Max Delbruck Centre for Molecular Medicine (MDC) in Berlin, Germany, which is one of the research centres of the national Helmholtz Association. Research at BIMSB combines state-of-the-art high-throughput technologies with Bioinformatics, molecular biology, biochemistry and engineering to gain a comprehensive and fundamental understanding of different biological systems. The successful applicants will join an international team of multi-disciplinary scientists in a new BIMSB building on a vibrant research campus right in the centre of Berlin, Germany.
*The applicant*: We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious new team member who combines strong skills in computational method development with a keen desire to investigate exciting biological systems. The key attributes sought are the ability to work alone and as part of a team, excellent attention to detail, solid problem solving skills, and the desire to learn and improve. Furthermore, you should demonstrate your ability to communicate both biological and computational ideas (orally and in writing), time management to deadlines, and a desire to work in an international and multi-disciplinary environment.
- proficiency in object-oriented programming (C++, Java) and developing software in a
- solid background in and high enthusiasm for computational method development
- solid background in machine learning, statistics and programming in R
- ability to write, understand and maintain complex code
- keen interest in investigating biological systems
- excellent communication skills (oral and written) in English
- previous experience of processing and analysing NGS data sets, in particular
- prior expertise with investigated biological systems (e.g. stem cells, virus infections)
- familiarity with compute clusters and software development tools
- PhD in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Genetics or related fields
(including Statistics, Bioengineering, Physics, Mathematics, Biochemistry)
Re-numeration according to German TVoeD (Bund/Ost) E13, depending on qualification and experience.
*Sunday, 25. February 2018*
as soon as possible
The position is initially offered for 2 years.
*How to apply*:
(1) Please submit your complete application as a single pdf-file by email using subject line “ Reg.-
Nr. 10921/2018” to firstname.lastname@example.org including
• cover letter
• complete set of university certificates and transcripts
• names and contact details of 3 referees
(2) Please get *3 letters of recommendation to be sent directly* using subject line “Reg.-Nr.
10921/2018” to email@example.com by the application deadline.
The MDC is an equal opportunity employer and supports gender equality.
Postgraduate - Doctorate/PhD
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