The Institute of Neuropathology is looking for a (bio-)informatician or computational biologist (or a candidate who works towards either qualification) to support our research team starting from December 2017.
The Institute of Neuropathology is looking for a (bio-)informatician or computational biologist (or a candidate who works towards either qualification) to support our research team. The successful applicant will be responsible for managing and analyzing Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) data. The academic duties of this position will include the bioinformatic analysis of large genomic and epigenomic datasets generated through the NGS platform and the implementation of new algorithms and pipelines with the goal of accelerating and standardizing the molecular diagnosis of epilepsy-associated lesions and understanding of molecular pathways involved in epilepsy development. There is provision for collaboration with the NGS Core Unit at the FAU and Human Genetics Department of the Universitätsklinikum Erlangen. Also close interaction with our international collaborators from the Netherlands and Australia will be facilitated.
Desired skills and experience
MSc in informatics, bioinformatics, statistics, physics, biotechnology, biology or similar subjects
Good programming skills using Java and R is mandatory
Working with Linux/Unix systems
Prior experience with high throughput sequencing and/or array data analysis is beneficial (knowledge of basic bioinformatic tools)
Fluent English in speech and writingGood communication skills, team player