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    Opportunity: Biostatistician: Centre for Statistical Data Analysis @ The European Molecular Biology Laboratory -- Heidelberg, Germany
    Submitted by EMBL Recruitment; posted on Monday, January 07, 2019


    EMBL is an international research organization covering many fields of modern biology. Five Computational Centres provide expertise, advice, and training for scientists across EMBL. We are looking for a statistician or data scientist to Head the EMBL Centre for Statistical Data Analysis.


    • Statistical consulting for EMBL researchers
    • Teaching short courses on computational statistics / data science in biology
    • Collaboration on selected research projects with EMBL research groups
    As statistician/data scientist, you will be interested in statistical applications in modern biology, in computational method development for new technologies (single cell `omics, imaging, proteomics, microfluidics), in data visualization and data integration, and in method benchmarking and teaching. You will be co-affiliated with the research group of Wolfgang Huber (see

    The position also offers the opportunity to help shape future developments of `data science' in biology, such as publication and communication best practices.


    A PhD or equivalent qualification in a quantitative science (statistics, mathematics, computer science, physics) with solid theoretical foundations in probability and applied statistics and some experience in data analysis of modern biological data. As our ideal candidate you should enjoy teamwork and be excited by providing consulting and teaching services at an advanced level in a world-class research environment. Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English are required.

    Candidates should have a solid understanding of programming concepts and multiple languages, including advanced R. Proficiency with scientific authoring frameworks such as LaTeX, Rmarkdown and HTML5 is a plus.


    3 years (renewable)


    Heidelberg, Germany


    Depending on experience and qualifications


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    10 March 2019

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