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Old 08-26-2014, 06:42 AM   #1
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Default 4 Vacancies in Computational Biology

The Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg, Germany, has openings for four computational biologists to start as soon as possible for an initial period of two years, with the possibility of extension.

The Group: Scope & Projects
The Bioinformatics group is interested in genetic and epigenetic mechanisms which control gene expression and cellular identity. Successful candidates will work on specific projects that include one or more of the following areas

- genetic and epigenetic control of heterochromatin formation and maintenance
- integrative analysis of regulatory networks determining cell-type identity
- mechanisms of X chromosome regulation in Drosophila and mammals
- functional consequences of dynamic chromatin state & 3D-genome organization
- assembly and annotation of uncharacterized genomes/transcriptomes

As part of large consortia (German Epigenome Programme, CRC Medical Epigenetics) we also support the generation of reference epigenomes and the analysis of epigenome dynamics in the context of human diseases, such as metabolic disorders, inflammation and cancer.

The Opportunities:
Group members have the exciting opportunity to contribute to methodological developments and, at the same time, collaborate directly with leading experts in immunology and epigenetics. First-hand access to original data and the direct connections to specific biological questions enable us to translate algorithmic solutions into novel applications with highest possible impact. As the group also interacts very closely with an in-house deep-sequencing facility (HiSeq2500, MiSeq), you will have the chance to be fully involved in research projects from experimental design to data analysis and interpretation. Successful applicants will join a strong and interdisciplinary team that provides valuable know-how and access to a High-Performance Data Center with petabyte-scale storage solutions.

Your profile:
We are looking for motivated team players with strong communication skills and the desire to work in a dynamic environment. Successful applicants will have a strong computational track record, diverse programming skills, and a solid background in statistical data analysis. We are seeking candidates who can complement our existing expertise in deep-sequencing analysis and bring in innovative approaches to the integrative analysis of the genome, epigenome and transcriptome. Your desire to understand biological problems is a must, and prior experience in the field of immunobiology or epigenetics is a strong plus.

Your qualifications:
- PhD in bioinformatics, life science, natural science, or comparable experience
- proven track-record in genome-wide analyses, statistics, and machine learning
- fluency in English

Our 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. Salaries will be based on previous experience according to the German pay scale for civil service (TVöD) including health insurance and other social benefits.

Candidates should submit their full applications (including a resume, an outline of research interest, and the contact details of referees) to our home page:
http://www.ie-freiburg.mpg.de/jobs
For informal inquiries please contact: manke@ie-freiburg.mpg.de

Application deadline: 30.09.2014
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