We are looking for a


The Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg, Germany, invites applications for the position of a Bioinformatician to start as soon as possible for an initial period of two years, with the possibility of extension.
Your opportunities:
Our group supports many deep-sequencing projects at the institute and from the Collaborative Research Center "Medical Epigenetics" (MEDEP). The open position provides an excellent opportunity for collaborations within a large network of interdisciplinary scientists from the Freiburg region. You will have the opportunity to contribute directly to research projects from experimental design to data analysis and interpretation. The successful applicant will join a strong interdisciplinary team that provides valuable know-how and access to a large sequencing facility (HiSeq3000, HiSeq2500, NextSeq), as well as a high-performance data center with petabyte-scale storage solutions.
Your tasks:
Responsibilities include the development, comparison and testing of software solutions for the analysis of deep-sequencing data. In close interaction with our experimental partners, you will provide algorithmic solutions to their analysis and interpretation. You will also help with established training programs and support our partners with experimental design, quality control and the analysis of genome-wide data.
Your qualifications:
We are looking for motivated team players with strong communication skills and the desire to work in a dynamic environment. The successful applicant will have proven experience with deep-sequencing analysis and specific computational skills:
  • MSc or PhD degree in Bioinformatics or equivalent experience in a related field
  • proven expertise in programming, scripting and statistical analysis (esp. with Python and R)
  • experience with analysis of genome-wide data
  • organizational talent and multi-tasking ability
  • very good command of English language
We offer:
Based within close vicinity to both France and Switzerland, our institute hosts a vibrant community of international researchers, state-of-the-art facilities, and modern office spaces. At the heart of the Black Forest, Freiburg offers a family-friendly atmosphere and excellent recreational possibilities for cultural and outdoor activities.
Salary will be based on previous experience according to TVöD guidelines.
Application deadline:
Have we sparked your interest? Please submit your complete application (including a resume, CV, contact details of referees) via our online application portal at www.ie-freiburg.mpg.de until January 15th, 2018.
For informal inquiries, please contact: manke@ie-freiburg.mpg.de
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. A childcare facility is directly attached to the Institute.
If you would like to work in a dedicated team, please convince us now by sending us your complete application documents together with your salary expectations and your earliest possible date of joining the Institute.
Max Planck Institute
of Immunobiology and
Ms. Schätzle-Ott
Stübeweg 51
79108 Freiburg

Bewerbungsschluss: 15.01.2018