Post-doctoral position/Scientist (m/f/d) in Bioinformatics

Leibniz-Institut für Analytische Wissenschaften - ISAS - e. V. (ISAS), Dortmund und Berlin

The Leibniz-Institut für Analytische Wissenschaften - ISAS - e.V. is a research institute dedicated to the development and improvement of analytical methods and tools for health research and related fields. The ISAS is a member of the Leibniz Association and is publicly funded by the Federal Republic of Germany and its federal states.

To strengthen the research within the Bioanalytics department in Dortmund we invite applications for a

Post-doctoral position/Scientist (m/f/d) in Bioinformatics

The availability of well-adapted bioinformatics tools, appropriate hardware and well-maintained databases is a fundamental prerequisite for the valid exploitation of these large volumes of data in all areas of life sciences.

The ISAS takes care of this challenge in the area of mass spectrometry (MS)-based OMICS data analysis, integration of different data types and evaluation of large datasets. Furthermore, the ISAS develops and improves a repertoire of specialized bioinformatics tools.

Social skills, the capacity to work in multidisciplinary teams and applying for third party research funds are prerequisites.

You will be responsible for:

  • Continuous development of bioinformatic services for OMICS technologies
  • Analysis of complex OMICS datasets
  • Expand, enhance and ensure the sustainability of the data
  • Development of analysis tools and user interfaces for simplified analysis of existing MS data sets (e.g. STAMPS, https://stamps.isas.de; LIFS: https://lifs.isas.de)
  • Infrastructure such as database administration and search engine support and optimization
  • Integration of tools for quality control of OMICS datasets
  • Generation and maintenance of database systems
  • Standardization, extension and maintenance of existing workflow/data workflows

Your profile:

  • Master or PhD in Bioinformatics, statistics or similar
  • Strong background and interest in the field of computer science or bioinformatics
  • Solid knowledge in C/C++, Java, Python, JavaScript, R, C# or similar programming/scripting languages
  • Experience with analysis of MS data
  • Knowledge of quantitative OMICS experiments
  • Knowledge in the field of statistics
  • Basic knowledge of biology, biochemistry and chemistry
  • English is required, German is an advantage

We offer:

  • Scientific development opportunities in an international cooperative, interdisciplinary research environment and an excellent working atmosphere in a very dynamic and professional team
  • Introduction and integration into the according MS-BioInf communities
  • Extensive state-of-the-art equipment and infrastructure
  • Large datasets for method development
  • The opportunity to present your data on international conferences and participate in workshops

Non-residents who apply for this job will receive help from the institute to find accommodation and to handle authorities. Applications from disabled applicants are welcome. ISAS supports the principle of equal opportunity for all employees and would therefore particularly encourage women to apply.

The salary will be according to the German TV-L. The full-time position is available immediately and offered for three years. The time limitation of the contract is based on the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (WissZeitVG). The position is generally suitable for part-time.

ISAS collects and processes the personal data of its applicants in accordance with European and German legal regulations. Further information on data protection and the processing of personal data can be found at www.isas.de/datenschutzhinweise-fuer-bewerberinnen-und-bewerber.

Closing date for application is July 28, 2021. Complete applications with an extended curriculum vitae with full publication list, a cover letter, as well as your expertise and methodological competencies, copies of certified transcript of records (PhD and master diplomas) and names and contact information of 2 references, should be submitted (quoting the reference number 21/2021 in the subject header) as a single pdf document to personal(at)isas.de.

Informal inquiries are welcome and can be submitted to the human resources department (personal(at)isas.de).

For further information regarding the institute, please see http://www.isas.de.