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    Opportunity: Bioinformatician in Immunogenetics (m/f/d) @ Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics -- Freiburg, Germany
    Submitted by Thomas Manke; posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2022


    The Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics is looking for a Bioinformatician in Immunogenetics. The position will be available in the Boehm department ( The Boehm group addresses a number of cutting-edge research questions related to the development and evolution of the vertebrate immune system (for recent review see, Annu Rev Immunol 36, 19,2018; Annu Rev Anim Biosci 2, 259,2014; Nat Rev Immunol 13, 831,2013). To support these studies, we seek an experienced bioinformatician with a strong background in sequencing data analysis, statistics and, ideally, prior exposure to immunogenetics studies. This position is open immediately and funded for two years, with the possibility of extension


    • Design of sequencing experiments
    • Processing and quality control of NGS datasets of whole genome and amplicon bisulfite sequencing
    • Discovery of differentially methylated regions
    • Variant calling
    • Analysis of differential gene expression (bulk and single-cell RNA) and gene module calling
    • TCR clonotyping
    • Analyses of sequence homologies and conservation
    • Reference genome and transcriptome assembly and annotation in non-model organisms
    • Phylogenetic and comparative genomics analyses
    • Development and implementation of custom analysis pipelines in collaboration with wetlab scientists


    We are looking for a dedicated and motivated team player with strong communication skills and good command of the English language, holding a MSc or PhD degree in bioinformatics or biology with a clear computational component. The successful applicant will have a proven record in the analysis of large, high-dimensional genome-wide datasets and computational skills (Python or R) in a Linux environment. Additional pluses include experience in the following:
    • High-performance computing in a cluster environment (e.g. slurm)
    • Modern software development, deployment (conda), and version control (git)
    • Workflow management (snakemake) and documentation (notebooks)
    • Advanced statistical data analysis


    • Salary according to your qualification and professional experience according to TVöD
    • Social benefits in line with public service
    • Professional training and development opportunities
    • Challenging work in a modern working environment
    • Family-friendly offers (affiliated day care center at the institute, parent-child room, breastfeeding room, pme family service


    Located in a region that connects Germany, France and Switzerland, our institute offers an international research environment with outstanding infrastructure facilities and a positive working atmosphere that places a high value on work-life balance.


    Have we sparked your interest? Please submit your complete application documents including a 1 page motivation summary, CV and contact details of referees via our online application portal at by March, 31st, 2022.

    For informal inquiries please contact: boehm[at]ie-freiburg.mpg


    March 31st, 2022

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