|| Founded in 1891, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) is one of the world's oldest biomedical research institutions. Today, the RKI is Germany's national public health institute. It employs more than 1,150 people, provides excellent research infrastructure and pursues a modern approach to its scientific work.
We are offering the following position in Division MF 1 "Bioinformatics" of the Department for Methods Development and Research Infrastructure for a
Doctoral Candidate (PhD position m/f)
(public sector wage scale [TVöD] grade E 13)
The contract is limited to three years. The position will be available immediately.
The position is part-time (50 %) to allow an opportunity for independent research dedicated to completion of doctoral work.
Tasks and responsibilities:
Development and optimization of bioinformatics algorithms and statistical procedures for the analysis of metaproteomics and proteogenomics data from mass spectrometry and next generation sequencing experiments
Data analysis of metaproteomics and proteogenomics samples and support for the interpretation and validation in close collaboration of experimental groups.
Integration of bioinformatics results from existing pipelines
Development of robust and sustainable bioinformatics software and pipelines as well as support for the transfer of research results to core facility and routine applications
Publication and presentation of research results
Requirements and qualifications:
Master s degree in a quantitative discipline, e.g. bioinformatics, computer science, mathematics, physics, statistics, or quantitative biology
Experience in the development of software, algorithms, or statistical procedures
First experience in the collaboration with experimental groups
First experience in the validation or interpretation of results
Knowledge in the analysis of high-dimensional, complex data
Independent programming experience (e.g. in C++, Java, Python, Matlab, or R)
In-depth knowledge or practical experience in at least one of the following fields are of advantage:
Software development and programming
Experience with pipelining tools (e.g. snakemake, galaxy or similar frameworks)
Biostatistics/statistical procedures, machine learning or graphical models
Analysis of omics data (e.g. NGS, mass spectrometry)
Molecular biology, microbiology and infection biology
Language skills (CEFR level): English at least C1 (advanced knowledge), elementary knowledge of German (A 2) is of advantage
You value a work environment for your PhD studies that builds on your creativity and proactivity. Within complex projects, you actively engage and take responsibility. Constant technological innovation and the concurrent adaption of tasks are challenges that you like to master. You can easily communicate and collaborate with a diverse set of project partners.
For more information, please contact:
PD Dr. Bernhard Renard
Tel.: ++49 30 18754-2561
The RKI is located in Berlin - Germany's vibrant, multicultural capital in the heart of Europe. The Institute's facilities are set in the environment of a clean, green city that is home to first class art, historical and science museums and well-known theatres. Public transit links to other districts and the surrounding countryside are excellent.
The RKI offers flexible work hours and terms of employment that promote in as far as possible employee life-work balance. Education and training are also provided based on employee needs. The RKI also has a comprehensive health maintenance program and assists incoming staff members and their families in settling in their new location.
The RKI is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.
Submit your application via the public service job portal Interamt at www.interamt.de by March 4th, 2018.
Please note the position identification number: 434851 (StellenID) Kz. 10/18
If you have questions about the application procedure, please contact
Tel.: +49 30 18754 2653
To learn more about the RKI please visit our website at www.rki.de