The Genome Centre Cologne at the Max Planck Institute for Plant
Breeding Research (MPIPZ) in Cologne is seeking a Bioinformatician
(m/f/d) (Post-Doc or M.Sc. level) to join a state-of-the-art genomics
service group. We are looking for a candidate with a completed scientific
doctorate or M.Sc. grade in bioinformatics, biostatistics or a comparable
field. Applicants with degrees in related fields such as molecular biology,
molecular genetics and general biology and a track record in bioinformatics
will also be considered.
The candidate (m/f/d) should be familiar with bioinformatics tools for
analyzing NGS sequencing data (Illumina, Pacific Biosciences, Oxford
Nanopore) and single cell technology e.g. 10x Genomics. The candidate should
be able to discuss and give advice on biological questions that users want to
solve using sequencing, including in the pre-project phase.
Bioinformatic tools encompass programs for sequence quality testing, sequence
comparison, sequence assembly, variant detections, RNAseq assessment,
phylogeny, sequence annotation, etc.
The candidate should have good programming skills in languages used for the
development of bioinformatic tools (e.g. Python, Perl, R) and in UNIX shell
script development. The candidate should be able to translate complex problems
into efficient scripts and should be able to develop programs for parallel
processing. The applicant is expected to be team-oriented, have good
communication skills and interact with the current lab manager on a daily
Fluent written and spoken communication in English is essential, and German
would be highly advantageous.
The position is initially limited to two years with an approximate starting
date of November 2021. Payment and benefits are based on German TVöD.
The Max Planck Institute of Plant Breeding Research (MPIPZ) is one of the
world's premier sites committed to research of fundamental processes and
training in plant biology. There are four science departments, the Genome
Centre Cologne, three independent research groups and specialist support,
totaling ~ 400 staff including externally funded positions.
The Max-Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals
with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from
such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to
increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented
and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.Please send your
application including CV and name of at least two academic referees as a
single PDF through the online system, by latest September 30, 2021