Computer Scientist / Bioinformatician
Location: Heidelberg, Germany
Staff Category: Staff Member
Contract Duration: 3 years
Grading: 4, 5 or 6; depending on experience and qualification
Closing Date: 24 February 2020
Reference Number: HD01701
The Furlong group is seeking a highly motivated computational biologist/ bioinformatician to work on cutting edge data in the field of transcriptional regulation. If you are passionate, dedicated, and excited to learn and improve your skills in an outstanding research environment, then we’d love to meet you.

Your role

The position involves the analysis of diverse types of next generation sequencing (NGS) data, collaborating with experimental and computational biologists in a dynamic, open and creative culture. The successful candidate will lead data analyses to examine different aspects of genome regulation, such as chromatin state and transcription factor occupancy (using diverse ChIP-Seq experiments), nucleosome positioning (MNase-seq, DNAse1), gene expression (RNA-Seq, 5’-CAGE) and 3-dimensional nuclear structure (using 4C and Hi-C).

You have

Applicants should have an appropriate Ph.D. in computer science, bioinformatics or biostatistics. Prior experience with analysis of NGS datasets (RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, DNA-seq …), R/bioconductor, scripting languages (eg shell, python) and work in a unix environment is a must. Extensive experience in bioinformatics and statistical analysis of large datasets is required. The candidate should be able to work independently and also interact well within a team environment.

The successful applicant will be organised (communication is an important aspect of the job), open-minded, able to work on different projects in parallel, proactive (problem solving skills are essential) and have a user-oriented spirit. A working knowledge of English is essential.

Why join us

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation with a very collegial and family friendly working environment. The remuneration package comprises a competitive salary, comprehensive pension scheme, medical, educational and other social benefits, as well as financial support for relocation.

What else you need to know

EMBL is one of the world’s leading research institutions, and Europe’s flagship life sciences organisation. An intergovernmental organisation of 27 Member States, EMBL operates sites in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom, and provides life science training and service programs globally.