|| 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 1,200 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/d)
(public sector wage scale TVöD grade E 13).
Subject to the confirmation of funds, the position is to be filled from 1 January 2019. The contract is limited to three years.
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 procedures for pathogen identification in near real-time during the period of genome sequenzing (Next generation Sequencing)
• Integration of data from genome sequenzing of the 2nd and 3rd generation
• Optimization and integration of sequence databases for increasing coverage and reducing redundancy at the same time
• 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:
o Software development and programming
o Experience with pipelining tools (e.g. snakemake, galaxy or similar frameworks)
o Biostatistics/statistical procedures, machine learning or graphical models
o Analysis of omics data (e.g. NGS, mass spectrometry)
o 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 25 November 2018. Please note the position identification number: 478196 (StellenID)/Kz. 82/18.
If you have questions about the application procedure, please contact
Tel.: ++49 30 18754 2653
To learn more about the RKI please visit the institute's website at www.rki.de.