Data Scientist / Bioinformatician

Data Scientist / Bioinformatician

University of Cologne

Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Who we are
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 University of Cologne (Germany) 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.

Job description
We are looking for an excellent computational biologist to play an integral part in the science of our Center. If you enjoy bringing top-notch computational analysis to exciting projects, to play an active part in planning and analysis of experiments and modelling, and to discuss your results in a vibrant community, this position is for you. Specifically, you will develop powerful project-specific analysis for high-throughput data (e.g. deep sequencing data), train other scientists in using those methods, and implement user-friendly interfaces for broader use of new algorithms developed in the consortium.

Your qualifications
You should have a doctoral degree in a relevant field and a track record demonstrating programming skills and experience with the analysis of molecular high-throughput data. Experience with the programming of user interfaces is also welcome. The postdoctoral salary is at scale E13.

How to apply
Applications and enquiries should be directed to Christa Stitz (cstitz@uni-koeln.de). Applications should include a CV, a list of publications, and other relevant credentials. Two letters of recommendation should be sent independently. The call is open until the position is filled; preferential consideration will be given to applications received before January 4th, 2019.

About UoC and Cologne
We are a young and enthusiastic team working in an innovative, excellently equipped, and inspiring scientific evironment. We offer you the possibility to present your work at international conferences, comprehensive training and educational opportunities, as well as child care facilities tailored to the needs of scientists. Cologne is a vibrant city and offers a high quality of life and a flourishing cultural scene.
The University of Cologne and its partner institutions are equal opportunity employers. Applicants with disabilities will be employed with preference, given equal qualification and capability. Applications from women are explicitly encouraged and will be given particular consideration.

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