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Multiple positions for PhDs and postdocs are available immediately at the Institute for Genomic Statistics and Bioinformatics of Medical School University Bonn. In addtion we are also looking for Bioinformaticians for the new Core Facility.  

The goal of the IGSB is to improve health care by applying artificial intelligence in the analysis of biomedical data. We design, implement and evaluate methods and tools that leverage the knowledge and cognitive skills of investigators in order to enable the interpretation of massively heterogeneous data sets that integrate genomic and clinical information.

All of our research projects are highly interdisciplinary and are being conducted in close cooperation with computational or experimental domain experts providing an excellent opportunity for collaborative research.

Our institute is situated on Venusberg, the Campus of the Medical School Bonn and is part of a vibrant community of scientists, physicians, and engineers, whose goal is to advance the boundaries of knowledge. The institute has recently been founded to lead development of computational and informatics techniques to address pertinent challenges in modern biological sciences and medicine. PhD candidates will be enrolled in the Bonn International Graduate School, BIGS.

Responsibilities of postdocs

The postdoctoral fellows will be responsible for applying novel methodologies to analyze biomedical big data sets, including genomic and imaging data. There is a focus on collaborative projects with other research institutes such as the Departments of Human Genetics and Immunology, or the DZNE. Other responsibilities include day-to-day project management, including coordination with collaborators and other team members, as well as the writing of manuscripts. Contribution to the grant writing efforts of the lab are expected.

Basic Requirements

Postdoc Candidates must have a PhD degree in a quantitative field such as bioinformatics, computer science, physics, or related fields and a track-record of publication in the top journals or conferences of their field. Hands-on experience with management, analysis, and visualization of biomedical data is required for this position. Excellent programming skills and working knowledge of state-of-the-art software development techniques are essential. The candidates interested in these positions must be highly motivated, willing to learn and demonstrate initiative in assigned tasks. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are crucial.

Additional Requirements

Experience with Python, R, machine-learning and cloud computing are desirable. Previous research experience in areas such as medical genomics and immunology will be beneficial. Experience in developing (web-based) interactive software tools are a plus.

How to Apply

Candidates should submit their CV, a research statement, PDFs of their three best papers, and contact information for three references to pkrawitz at uni-bonn.de with [PhD],[PostDoc], or [CUBA] in the subject.


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