Bioinformatician (m/f) for systems neuroimmmunology

22 Febbraio 2017
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The University Clinic of Münster is one of the leading hospitals in Germany. Such a position cannot be achieved by size and medical successes alone. The individual commitment counts above all. We need your commitment so that we can achieve great things for our patients and research. We offer countless opportunities for personal and professional development.

In the Department of Neurology with Institute for Translational Neurology (Head: Prof. Dr. Heinz Wiendl; Institute: Prof. Dr. Sven Meuth) we are looking for a
Bioinformatician (m/f) for systems neuroimmmunology – Ref.: xxxxx

Salary according to TVL, full-time, initially limited to 3 years (can be extended depending on performance)

Our department is dedicated to obtain a better under­standing of neuroimmunological diseases, especially the mechanisms how the immune regulatory network architecture is disturbed, can be therapeutically modified and how this leads to neuroinflammatory disorders. We combine our experience in basic animal models and patient-focussed research with novel state-of-the-art technologies to better understand nervous system autoimmunity. We have a lively interaction with highly renowned groups in the field of immunology and neuroimmunology both nationally and internationally. The department is leading a Centre research grant for Multiple sclerosis (SFB TR128), including a clinical translation platform. Furthermore, various cohorts of patients with different neurological disorders and therapeutic interventions as well as a biomaterial bank exist.

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral bioinformatics scientists who will develop systems and databases to analyze our large and complex datasets for scientific use. Your tasks will include the evaluation and development of data algorithms, analytical tools and data models. The bioinformatician should work to establish a group dedicated to “systems neuroimmunology”.

Your skills and qualifications:

  • D. in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics or related discipline
  • + 3 years of relevant working experience in the field of bioinformatics
  • Hands-on experience with a broad range of current bioinformatics and computational biology tools, methods and applications
  • Fluent in English and German (written and spoken)
  • Able to work focused, independently but at the same time team-oriented
  • Knowledge of molecular biology is not required but beneficial
  • Track record of research productivity as evidenced by publications/presentations
  • Ability to effectively collaborate in a dynamic and fast-paced work environment
  • The ideal candidate will be interested in developing her/his own research profile including the ability to acquire independent third-party funding

We offer

  • An innovative, stimulating and challenging research environment
  • A young team
  • Opportunities for personal development /academic career
  • Establishment for a group in “systems neuroimmunology”.

Take the first step and join us!

We are looking forward to receiving your complete application, in English or German. Please send your application including the reference number to:

Verwaltung des Universitätsklinikums Münster, Albert-Schweitzer-Campus 1, Gebäude D5, 48149 Münster or bewerbung@ukmuenster.de end of February 2018.

In the case of similar qualification, competence, and specific achievements, women will be considered on preferential terms within the framework of the legal possibilities. Handicapped candidates with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.

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