The junior research group Computational Phenomics led by Prof. Sahm at the Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine is hiring a
Bioinformatician / Computional Biologist (m/w/d)
Activities and Responsibilities
The Computational Phenomics group investigates how environmental toxins (e.g. particles, radiation or chemicals) accelerate the aging process at the molecular level and promote the development of associated diseases. To this end, we evaluate multi-omics data from cell cultures, animal models and human subjects. Complementary, we identify evolutionary adaptations that cause certain animal models, such as the naked mole rat, to be long-lived, age healthily, and have high resistance to environmental toxins. Therefore, we compare the genomes and epigenomes of such species with those of shorter-lived and more disease-prone relatives.
• PhD in life sciences, informatics or mathematics
• Experience with evaluation of omics data, e.g., next-generation sequencing
• Experience in the implementation of research projects
• Programming skills
Without requiring it, we would especially appreciate it if you would bring knowledge in one or more of the following areas: multi-omics integration, machine learning, phylogenetics, genome assembly, epigenetic clocks. We offer
• Access to state-of-the-art facilities and unique sample material from animal models and human subjects • Opportunity to develop your own research profile and to make a decisive contribution to a newly established research group • Possibility for habilitation • Modern and family-friendly working conditions • Future-proof workplace • Flexible working hours and the possibility of mobile work • Supplementary company pension scheme in accordance with collective bargaining law (RZVK) • A low-cost job ticket for the Rhein Ruhr public transport system • 30 days of vacation according to the collective agreement
The position starts as soon as possible and is initially limited to 4 years, with the option of continued employment. Remuneration is based on pay group 13 TV-L, i.e., currently 4,088 € to 6,037 € depending on experience.
We promote equal opportunities and diversity. Women are particularly invited to apply and will be given preferential consideration in accordance with the LGG NRW. Applications from people with severe disabilities and their peers are also expressly encouraged.