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Bioinformatician (postdoctoral level) to assist multiomics data integration in life science PhD program (m/f/d)

The PhD Research Training Group „MeInBio – BioInMe: Exploration of spatio-temporal dynamics of gene regulation using high-throughput and high-resolution methods” (www.meinbio.uni-freiburg.de) successfully bridges bioinformatics and wet laboratory methods to analyse high-throughput sequencing data at single cell level and in small cell numbers. We provide education in modern bioinformatics methods and the underlying biological research questions to PhD students in 13 groups of the University and the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics Freiburg, Germany.

We offer:

  • participation in exciting research projects in integrative data analysis
  • close collaboration with several life science groups provide excellent possibilities for joint publications and future career development, in and outside academia
  • 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
  • an individual career development plan and participation in the universities’ services for postdocs


  • you will develop and test software for multi-scale integrative analysis of various high-throughput data sources (e.g. ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, single-cell RNA-seq) as needed in selected research projects of the RTG; this includes e.g. defining and codifying best practices based on established software packages, and 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 analysis workflows
  • you will advise RTG PhD students in the process of research data management according to the guidelines of the University of Freiburg

Required skills:

  • an excellent PhD in informatics/bioinformatics
  • documented experience in high-throughput data analysis including single cell data and software development
  • a strong interest to acquire biological knowledge and work together with life scientists
  • 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 independently and with different project leaders and PhD students

Please send applications including CV, degrees, 2 references, motivation letter, and list of publications.

For further inquiries, please contact:

Dr. Christine Hacker