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The Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens (to be established)
of Max Planck Director Prof. Emmanuelle Charpentier is seeking a
Post-doc (Bioinformatics) (m/f)
(Microbial Sciences)
for a full-time employment (39 hours/week) of initially 2 years

The Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology is an international research institute with approximately 250 employees, working in the field of immunology and infectious diseases. A special focus lies on identification of relevant pathways during the infection of pathogenic bacteria.
  • Bioinformatics projects related to –omics data analysis to identify and analyse novel regulatory RNAs and proteins, and their expression profiles in infectious processes by bacterial pathogens.
  • To translate the extensive datasets into knowledge, the candidate will apply the latest existing analysis tools from the RNA-Seq and/or proteomics field and will be encouraged to develop new tools and bioinformatics pipelines for –omics data and design her/his own project.
  • The successful candidate is expected to provide bioinformatics and statistics support to wet-lab scientists of the Department.
  • The successful candidate will be in constant connection with microbiology and infection biology-related questions. In silico findings will be verified in functional experiments, thus leading to translation of the bioinformatics data into novel biological findings.
  • Experience in analyzing –omics data, in particular RNA-Seq and proteomics
  • Knowledge of bioinformatics data analysis pipelines
  • Excellent Python and R programming skills
  • Experience with Unix/Linux operating systems and scientific computing
  • Very good knowledge and understanding of statistics Excellent English communication skills (written and spoken)
  • PhD in bioinformatics, computer science, applied mathematics, statistics or related area
  • A proven record of successful publications in highly respected international scientific journals
  • Ideally some experience in biology related questions
  • Experience in providing bioinformatics support and collaborating with wet-lab scientists
  • Ability to work independently and as part of an international team
  • The candidate must have a profound interest in all research topics of the Department
  • We expect a person who is self-motivated and enthusiastic to work in a competitive, dynamic, stimulating and interacting international scientific environment focusing on basic biological research.
  • Experience with analysis of RNA sequencing from bacteria will be considered an advantage
  • An international post-doctoral experience abroad is considered as an advantage
According to the training, qualifications and professional experience, the remuneration can be up to EG 14 TVöD (Bund). The position is available at the earliest possible date.

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

Applications will be accepted exclusively via our online application portal. If you are interested, please follow the link and upload your full application in English by November 30st, 2017:

Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology
The Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens (to be established)

Closing date: 30.11.2017
Closing date: 30 November 2017 Published on on date 3 November 2017
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