Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics (MPI-IE)

Bioinformatician (m/f/d)

Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics (MPI-IE)

Freiburg, Germany

We are looking for a

Bioinformatician (m/f/d)

The Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg, Germany has an opening for a Bioinformatician to start as soon as possible for an initial period of two years with the possibility of subsequent permanency.

Your tasks:
As part of a central Bioinformatics Unit, you will be working in an interdisciplinary team with close links to different departments, research groups, and other core facilities (Deep-Sequencing, Proteomics, Metabolomics). Your tasks will include

  • Standardized processing, quality control and analysis of OMICS data
  • Testing and maintenance of software solutions for integrative analysis
  • Development of novel computational methods for emerging technologies (e.g. single cell assays and long-read sequencing)
  • help with experimental design and protocol optimization
  • Consultation and training of colleagues and software users
  • Development and maintenance of web services (e.g. Galaxy, Rstudio)

Your qualifications:

  • Academic degree or equivalent experience in bioinformatics or related field (PhD is a plus)
  • strong programming skills (e.g. Linux, Python, R)
  • extensive experience in software development and deployment (e.g. Docker)
  • detailed understanding of OMICS technologies and Big Data analysis
  • solid background in statistical data analysis
  • experience with database systems
  • fluency in English

We are looking for a motivated team player with strong communication skills and the desire to work in a dynamic environment. Prior experience in the field of immunobiology or epigenetics is a plus.

We offer:
Based at the heart of the Black Forest, within close vicinity to Switzerland and France, our institute hosts a vibrant community of international researchers with access to state-of-the-art technology (Illumina sequencers, Oxford Nanopore) and a Petabyte Data Center for high-throughput studies. Salaries will be based on previous experience according to the German pay scale for civil service (TVöD) including health insurance and other social benefits.

Application deadline:
Have we sparked your interest? Please submit your complete application including a cover letter, CV and contact details of referees via our online application portal at until 14th of February 2020. For informal inquiries please contact:

Max Planck Institut for Immunobiology and Epigenetics
Stübeweg 51
79108 Freiburg, Germany

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 Epigenetics. This area deals with inheritable traits, which are not caused by changes in the DNA sequence.

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. The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. A childcare facility is directly attached to the institute.

Max Planck Institute of
Immunobiology and Epigenetics
Ms. Laule

Please apply via recruiter’s website.