Bioinformatician – NGS Data/Genomics (f/m/d)

Bioinformatician – NGS Data/Genomics (f/m/d)


Berlin, Germany

The Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) is a joint venture of the Charite University Medicine and the Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) for interdisciplinary translational system medicine.We are looking as soon as possible for one

Bioinformatician – NGS Data/Genomics (f/m/d)

The BIH core unit bioinformatics is looking for a highly-motivated, detail-oriented individual. You will be responsible for NGS data analysis in translational research projects. Our team is passionate about understanding genetic variations and how to transform data into clinically actionable results.The ideal candidate will be a team player with in depth understanding of sequencing data and software development.

Job Description:

• Analyze project needs and translate biomedical questions into bioinformatics projects
• Design, implement and deploy NGS data analysis workflows
• Select and benchmark methods and tools, define and perform appropriate QC measures
• Develop innovative sequence analysis approaches when standard methods are not adequate
• Automate processing and results reporting and delivery
• Interpret and present analysis results to coworkers and collaborators


• MS degree in bioinformatics, computer science, genetics, or similar plus at least 3 years work/research experience in NGS data analysis, relevant PhD is a strong plus
• In depth understanding of computational methods for NGS analysis and the usage of public data resources required; good understanding of NGS protocols is a plus
• Sound experience in genetics of rare diseases required, experience with application in the clinic is a plus
• Good knowledge of existing bioinformatics databases and file formats
• Excellent programming skills in bash and Python required, experience with R, Java, database systems, and web technologies is a strong plus
• Demonstrated ability to produce well designed and documented code
• Proficiency in using git, good knowledge in software engineering and test automation
• Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot problems with academic open source software is required
Proficiency working in a Linux/SGE cluster environment needed
Team oriented with good written and verbal communication skills, experience with working in interdisciplinary teams centered around a biomedical question and with external collaborators is a strong plus

Salaries are set according to TVÖD level 13. Appointments are made for an initial period of 2 years with possibility of extension.

The position is available immediately.

The MDC is an equal opportunity employer and supports gender equality.

For further information please contact:
Dr. Dieter Beule

Please send your application until April 07, 2019 indicating the registration number 11046/2019 preferably as one PDF file to


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Bioinformatician – NGS Data/Genomics (f/m/d)