Bioinformatician / Computational Biologist / Systems Immunologist (f/div/m)

Einsatzort: Jena

Job Advertisement Leibniz-HKI-35/2021

The Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knöll Institute (Leibniz-HKI, www.leibniz-hki.de) investigates the pathobiology of human-pathogenic fungi and identifies targets for the development of novel natural product-based antibiotics. The department of Infection Immunology invites talented and highly gifted candidates to apply as a

Bioinformatician / Computational Biologist / Systems Immunologist (f/div/m)

for for two years initially with a possibility of extension to 5 years.

Requirements:

  • You have a PhD degree (or postgraduate degree MSc) in a computational discipline, preferably with significant experience in Bioinformatics or Computational Biology (R/Bioconductor and Python)
  • Experience with the analysis of mRNA transcriptomic data sets, preferably also with single-cell RNAseq data analysis pipelines.
  • You are a highly motivated scientist with the drive to develop further.
  • Experience in immunology is a plus.
  • Proficient in written and spoken English
  • You are able to work in an independent, quality-oriented fashion, and you are open to new challenges.
  • You have very good communication and collaboration skills in an interdisciplinary and international setting.

We offer:

  • The exciting opportunity to work in a world class institute within an interdisciplinary and international stimulating nice team
  • Working on research projects that aim to unravel the regulation of the human immune system in response to infections, cancer and autoimmunity with single-cell RNAseq analysis.
  • Long-term perspectives for an independent position
  • A modern workplace in a brand-new building, with top equipment
  • Direct involvement in the design of experiments yielding high-dimensional data for further bioinformatic analysis
  • Participation in research projects in immunology, development of robust data analysis strategies within current and emerging software packages and tools

The successful candidate will be hosted in the department Infection Immunology. The Leibniz-HKI is embedded in the outstanding scientific environment of the Beutenberg Campus providing state-of-the-art research facilities and a highly integrative network of life science groups. We offer a multifaceted scientific project with excellent technical facilities, a place in a dynamic, committed team, as well as strong scientific collaborations.

Salary is paid according to German TV-L (salary agreement for public service employees). As an equal opportunity employer, the Leibniz-HKI is committed to increasing the percentage of female scientists and therefore especially encourages them to apply.

Further information:

Prof. Dr. med. Christina Zielinski | +49 3641 532 1251 | career@leibniz-hki.de

Applications:

Complete applications in English should include a cover letter, a CV containing a complete list of publications, a brief statement of research experiences, the addresses of two possible referees, and should be submitted by September 19, 2021, via the Leibniz-HKI online application system.