Post-doc position in Bioinformatics

Post-doc position in Bioinformatics

Max-Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC).

Berlin, Germany

The MAX DELBRÜCK CENTER FOR MOLECULAR MEDICINE (MDC) is a member of the Helmholtz Association of National Research Centers, supported by the Federal Government of Germany and the Land Berlin. For our RNA Structure and Transcriptome Regulation, starting as soon as possible, we are seeking for one

Post-doc position in Bioinformatics

The Bioinformatics Group of Prof. I. Meyer at the BIMSB and MDC in Berlin is seeking to recruit a PhD student in Bioinformatics. Our goal is to discover new mechanisms of transcriptome regulation in diverse biological settings with a particular emphasis on mechanisms involving RNA-structures or trans RNA-RNA interactions. To this end, we develop new computational methods and algorithms to analyze large-scale transcriptome data (e.g. RNA-seq). Our methods employ a variety of machine learning techniques and new probabilistic models. We work in close collaboration with several experimental research groups to investigate a diverse range of exciting biological systems.

The applicant: We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious new team member with proven skills and a published track record in computational method development and machine learning and a keen interest in analyzing mechanisms of transcriptome regulation involving RNA structures or trans RNA-RNA interactions.

The key attributes sought are: ability to work alone and as part of a team, excellent attention to detail, excellent problem solving skills, and the desire to learn and improve. Furthermore: proven ability to publish research in international, high-ranking research journals, excellent communication skills in English (orally and in writing), time management to deadlines, and ability to work in an international and multi-disciplinary, scientific environment.

Essential requirements:

  • PhD in Computer Science, Bioinformatics or a related, quantitative field (Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Bioengineering)
  • excellent skills in object-oriented programming (C++, Java) and R
  • strong background in machine learning and computational method development
  • experience working in a Unix-based environment and with high-performance compute clusters
  • ability to write, modify and document complex source code
  • excellent communication skills in English (oral and written)
  • proven ability to communicate scientific ideas and research results
  • keen interest in understanding transcriptome regulation
  • published track record in computational method development

Desired requirements:

  • prior experience analysing RNA-seq transcriptome data
  • expertise in virology or microbiology

The position is initially offered for 2 years. Re-numeration according to German TVöD/Bund E13 TVöD/Bund, depending on qualification.
The MDC is an equal opportunity employer and supports gender equality.

For further information please contact:
For further information, contact Irmtraud Meyer ( and see

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How to apply:
(1) Please submit your complete application until November 30, 2018 as a single pdf-file by email to with the job registration number 11003/2018 in the subject line including
o a cover letter including a summary of your present and future research interests
o CV including a list of publications
o complete set of all university certificates and transcripts (including grades)
o names and contact details of 3 referees

(2) Please get 3 letters of recommendation to be sent directly to by the application deadline indicating the job registration number 11003/2018 in the subject line.

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Post-doc position in Bioinformatics