Bioinformatician for Precision Oncology

Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum
February 03, 2023
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Position: Bioinformatician for Precision Oncology

Department: Translational Medical Oncology at DKFZ and NCT Heidelberg

Code number: 2023-0010

The German Cancer Research Center is the largest biomedical research institution in Germany. With more than 3,000 employees, we operate an extensive scientific program in the field of cancer research.

The National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) in Heidelberg is a joint institution of the German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg University Hospital and Heidelberg Medical Faculty. The NCT Heidelberg aims to link cancer research and patient care. Particular attention is paid to the establishment of innovative cancer therapies in the sense of patient-oriented, individualized cancer medicine.

The Division of Translational Medical Oncology at the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) and the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg is looking for a bioinformatician / computational oncologist eager to analyze cancer multi-omics data for direct patient benefit.

Job description:

You will work in an interdisciplinary team of bioinformaticians, molecular biologists, and clinicians to identify targetable molecular alterations in cancer patients to support the generation of personalized treatment recommendations as part of the MASTER (Molecularly Aided Stratification for Tumor Eradication) Program of NCT, DKFZ and the German Cancer Consortium (DKTK), one of the most advanced precision oncology initiatives worldwide. In addition, you will analyze complex multilayer diagnostics data to drive research projects in the field of precision oncology.

Specifically, you will

  • Analyze whole-genome, exome, and transcriptome data from individual cancer patients as part of the MASTER clinical workflow using established analysis pipelines
  • Improve existing and develop additional pipelines to optimize the identification of clinically relevant alterations, including complex biomarkers such as mutational signatures
  • Analyze molecular data generated through the MASTER workflow to drive research projects in interdisciplinary teams with internal and external collaborators
  • Requirements:

  • PhD degree in biology, cancer biology, systems biology, molecular biology, biomedical engineering, or related disciplines
  • Bioinformatician with experience in the analysis of next-generation sequencing data
  • Experience with human/medical genomics data and/or biomarker discovery is a plus
  • Experience in quality management is an advantage
  • Excellent English language skills
  • We offer:

  • Interesting, versatile workplace
  • International, attractive working environment
  • Campus with modern state-of-the-art infrastructure
  • Salary according to TV-L including social benefits
  • Possibility to work part-time
  • Flexible working hours
  • Comprehensive further training program
  • Important notice:

    The DKFZ is subject to the regulations of the Infection Protection Act (IfSG). As a consequence, only persons who present proof of immunity against measles may work at the DKFZ.

    Earliest Possible Start Date: as soon as possible

    Duration: The position is initially limited to 2 years with the possibility of prolongation.

    The position can in principle be part-time.

    Application Deadline: 03.02.2023

    Contact:

    Tara Buschle Phone +49 (0)6221/42-1633

    Please note that we do not accept applications submitted via email.

    The DKFZ is committed to increase the proportion of women in all areas and positions in which women are underrepresented. Qualified female applicants are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.

    Among candidates of equal aptitude and qualifications, a person with disabilities will be given preference.

    To apply for a position please use our online application portal (https: // www. dkfz.de/en/stellenangebote/index.php).

    We ask for your understanding that we cannot return application documents that are sent to us by post (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Personalabteilung, Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg) and that we do not accept applications submitted via email. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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