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    Opportunity: Scientific Programmer / Bioinformatician @ The European Molecular Biology Laboratory -- Heidelberg, Germany
    Submitted by EMBL Recruitment; posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2019


    We are seeking a highly motivated scientific programmer and data manager to join the new Zimmermann research group in the Structural and Computational Biology unit. The Zimmermann group combines high-throughput mass spectrometry, bacterial genetics, multi-omics analyses and computational models to investigate the interactions within microbial communities and between microbes and their environment.


    Your role would be to develop analysis pipelines, infrastructure and data management systems within the group and externally. It includes the development and maintenance of bioinformatics software for different research projects, adaptation of existing code and pipelines, and providing programming and statistics support to the group. The position involves large scale data handling from mass-spectrometry and sequencing experiments (metabolomics, NGS). The duties range from generic bioinformatics and IT support to development of own independent research projects.


    • Ph.D. degree in bioinformatics, computational biology, statistics, or related subjects
    • Substantial experience in software development and/or scientific computing
    • Experience with large-scale data analysis and management
    • Experience with the Linux/Unix shell
    • Advanced skills in a high level programming language (>2 years of experience)
    • Ability to work independently and in a team, and at the interface between life sciences and informatics
    • Willingness to learn new skills and programming languages as projects require
    • Good communication, interpersonal and English language skills
    • Experience in data analysis, statistics and visualisation, e.g. in Python, R or MatLab
    • Experience with compute clusters (e.g. SGE, slurm) and pipelines of batch jobs (e.g. Snakemake, Luigi)
    • Familiarity with mass-spectrometry data acquisition and analysis
    • Experience in mathematical modeling of dynamic systems (e.g. MatLab SimBiology, Python ModSimPy)


    Heidelberg, Germany


    Depending on experience and qualifications




    23 June 2019

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