University Medical Center Freiburg

Postdoc multidimensional integration of high throughput sequencing data (m/f/d)

University Medical Center Freiburg

Freiburg, Germany

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Postdoc multidimensional integration of high throughput sequencing data (m/f/d)

The German Research Foundation (DFG) funded RTG „MeInBio – BioInMe: Exploration of spatio-temporal dynamics of gene regulation using high-throughput and high-resolution methods” ( successfully bridges bioinformatics and wet laboratory methods to analyse high-throughput sequencing data at single cell level and in small cell numbers. The RTG provides interdisciplinary education in modern bioinformatics methods and the underlying biological research questions to PhD students in 13 research groups of the University of Freiburg and the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics Freiburg.

We offer:

  • exciting research projects in integrative data analysis and close collaboration with several life science groups with excellent publication and further career prospects
  • time for own algorithmic and software development
  • participation in RTG courses and gatherings of all research training group members for scientific exchange
  • an international work atmosphere
  • participation in the RTGs equal opportunities actions for female researchers and parents
  • an individual career development plan and participation in the universities’ services for postdocs

Your responsibilities:

  • you will develop and test software for multi-scale integrative analysis of various high-throughput data sources (e.g. ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, metabolomics) as needed in individual research projects of the RTG. This includes e.g. defining and codifying best practices based on established software packages, using supervised and unsupervised methods for parallel dimensional reduction of heterogeneous data, implementation of published methods and project-specific optimization of workflows
  • you will be involved in training, e.g. in Galaxy courses, for the members of the RTG and will ensure transferability, scalability and documentation of data and analysis workflows
  • you will advise RTG PhD students in the process of research data management according to the guidelines of the University of Freiburg

You are convincing through:

  • an excellent PhD in informatics/bioinformatics
  • documented experience in high-throughput data analysis and software development
  • a strong interest to acquire biological knowledge and work together with life scientists in different projects
  • very good communication skills in English
  • motivation to teach and assist PhD students in the usage of various software tools as well as data management
  • a strong motivation and enthusiasm for multiple facets of the life sciences
  • the ability to work synergistically in a team of different project leaders and PhD students
  • ability to work independently

Interested? Please send applications including your CV, degrees, 2 references, a short letter of motivation and a list of publications by e-mail to or submit your application online via “Apply Now” Link.

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Questions? Contact us:
Dr. Christine Hacker

General information: Salary is assigned according to a pay scale. Unless prevented by operational or legal reasons, full-time positions are generally open to those wishing to job share. Where two candidates are equally suitable for a post, severely disabled candidates are given priority. Employment decisions are made by the Personnel Department.

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