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Postdoc position in Computational Biology (f/m/x)

Universität zu Köln
Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen (DE)
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Biomedicine, Computing
Job Type
Bioinformatician, Postdoctoral
Employment - Hours
Full time
Fixed term

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences


Postdoc position in Computational Biology (f/m/x)


Collaborative Research Center Predictability in Evolution and Institute for Biological Physics

We are one of the largest and oldest universities in Europe and one of the most important employers in our region. Our broad range of subjects, the dynamic development of our main research areas and our central location in Cologne make us attractive for students and researchers from around the world. We offer a wide range of career opportunities in science, technology, and administration.

The Collaborative Research Center Predictability in Evolution is a leading consortium in experimental and theoretical studies of evolutionary processes. We focus on fast evolution in microbial, viral, cancer, and immune systems, which have a wide range of biomedical applications. At the University of Cologne and its partner institutions, the DFG-funded Center unites a strong and interdisciplinary spectrum of competence in molecular genetics, biophysics, medicine, and theoretical modelling. All members take full benefits of the Center’s joint research and training facilities. We are looking for an excellent Computational Biologist to play an integral part in the science of our Center.



  • Analysis of high-throughput molecular data Algorithm design and optimization for dedicated evolutionary problems Developing and implementing strategies for research data management Developing independent strategies for data evaluation and scientific problem solving Close cooperation with project scientists: involvement from the planning of experiments to the interpretation of the results



  • Doctoral degree in a relevant field Algorithm design skills and/or experience with the analysis of molecular high-throughput data Proven knowledge of methods of molecular biological high-throughput data analysis preferably single cell RNA-seq analysis Interest in the scientific focus of the Center Excellent written and oral communication skills in English



  • An exciting, interactive and multi-faceted research environment A chance to acquire top-notch skills in computational science and problem solving A diverse work environment with equal opportunities Support in balancing work and family life Extensive advanced training opportunities Occupational health management offers Full-time position suitable for job sharing Opportunity to work remotely Flexible working time models


The University of Cologne is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. Women are especially encouraged to apply and will be considered preferentially in accordance with the Equal Opportunities Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz – LGG NRW). We also expressly welcome applications from people with disabilities / special needs or of equal status.

The position is available immediately on a full-time basis (39,83 hours per week). The contracts are to be filled for a fixed term until 31 December 2025, with the possibility of extension pending reapproval of the CRC 1310. If the applicant meets the relevant wage requirements and personal qualifications, the salary is based on remuneration group 13 TV-L of the pay scale for the German public sector.

Please apply online (without a photo) with proof of the required qualifications (include your CV with details on your achievements, copies of your degree certificates, a motivation letter, and names of two potential referees) under: The reference number is Wiss2406-01. The application deadline is 21 July 2024. For further inquiries, please contact Stephan Kleinbölting (

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