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    Opportunity: Scientist Position in Bioinformatics (Part-Time) @ Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg -- Erlangen, Germany
    Submitted by Anna Fliedner; posted on Monday, May 10, 2021


    The GRK2612 "Neurodevelopment and Vulnerability of the Central Nervous System" offers a 50% scientist position for a researcher (bioinformatician) in Neuroscience.

    The GRK2162 is an interdisciplinary group of basic and clinical neuroscientists working on neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases of adulthood such as depression, schizophrenia, Parkinson's disease and motor neuron disease. The mission of the research training group (RTG) is to further the development of prevention and treatment strategies for these diseases through a deeper understanding of the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms.


    Your main responsibility will be to provide expert support for members of the research consortium in planning – omics experiments, to support the analysis of complex data sets (whole transcriptome-, whole methylome-, ChIP- and ATAC-sequencing, single cell RNA-sequencing), and to develop advanced bioinformatics analyses relevant to projects in the consortium.


    • PhD degree in bioinformatics, computational biology, or a PhD degree in biological sciences with demonstrated experience in computational biology / bioinformatics
    • Advanced programming skills (e.g. R, Python)
    • Experience with bash/shell scripting
    • Prior experience in computational analysis of large-scale data sets
    • Knowledge in statistical methods in the context of biological systems
    • Excellent communication skills in English


    • The position is initially awarded for 2 years with the possibility for extension


    • Association with the DFG-Research Training Group GRK2162 (, offering unique access to scientific resources and networks for career development, training and mentoring
    • Support towards independent, responsible and flexible work
    • Family-friendly working conditions and professional equality


    Please submit as a single pdf file via email to chi.lie[at]
    (1) Letter of motivation
    (2) CV
    (3) Summary of Research Experience
    (4) List of publications
    (5) Names and contacts of two references


    Application closing date: 15.06.2021
    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
    Starting date: Summer 2021

    For further information, please contact chi.lie[at] and visit our websites and

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