Job Description

2 Bioinformatician Positions in Epigenetic Research
- The Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology , Freiburg, Germany

Description: We are seeking two experienced computer scientists to establish a bioinformatics/deep sequencing unit within the Max Planck Institute (MPI) Freiburg. The successful candidates will be supported by a technical assistant. The primary role of the bioinformatics unit will be to analyze and process ChIP-chip, ChIP-seq and microarray data in the field of genome-wide chromatin profiling and transcription factor mapping. Other responsibilities will include interfacing with the mass-spectrometry unit.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent experience in designing, implementing and maintaining bioinformatic applications to store, process and align sequence data and identify chromatin and expression profiles. Experience in analysis of data generated by Solexa deep sequencing is a plus. Furthermore, candidates should have expertise in Unix/Linux operating systems, should be skilled in the use of databases and have strong knowledge of programming and scripting languages like Java and Perl.

Understanding of biological processes or previous experience at the interface with biology is highly desirable and advantageous.

Salary Details: Salaries will be based on previous experience according to TVöD guidelines. The contract will initially run for 2 years with the possibility of an extension. A childcare facility is directly attached to the MPI of Immunobiology. Women are especially encouraged to apply; handicapped applicants with equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment.

Application Details: Candidates should send their application indicating the reference number 030109 comprising:

  • C.V.,
  • publication list,
  • a one page outline of their experience as it would apply to the offered position and
  • names of three referees
via e-mail (using the contact link below) or to:

The Personnel Department,
Max-Planck-Institute of Immunobiology,
Stübeweg 51,
79108 Freiburg

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Contact: E-mail Personnel Department

More Information: Max Planck Institute (MPI)

Closing Date: 2009-04-30

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