GSK-EMBL Postdoc in computational genomics
Location: Heidelberg, Germany
Staff Category: Postdoctoral Fellow
Contract Duration: 2
Grading: Postdoctoral fellow
Closing Date: 28 February 2021
Reference Number: HD01923
We are looking for a computational genomics expert to join a team of EMBL and GSK scientists deciphering the molecular and cellular bases of autoimmune diseases.

This is a joint postdoctoral fellowship position between EMBL (main advisor) and GSK, within the collaborative framework between EMBL and GSK. The host lab at EMBL is lead by Judith Zaugg (, the host lab at GSK is headed Maria Savitski.

The project combines big-data multiomics analysis in bulk and at single cell level of primary samples and perturbation screens.

Your role

You will be driving all aspects of the project, including the definition and implementation of the multiomics data analysis strategy, coordination validation strategies, presentation of the results at international conferences and finally publication of the results.  

You have

Experience in computational genomics (e.g. PhD in the field of computational biology, statistics, systems biology), statistics and /or programming. Ideally you have a biological background in immunology, T-cell biology, autoimmune diseases or genetics.  

You might also have

Experience in single cell data analysis, epigenetics, experimental expertise in molecular biology or genomics.  

Why join us

This is an exciting collaboration between academia and industry with all the benefits from academia about open science and publishing, while getting the input from industry about how to translate basic research into therapeutic strategies. 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, a comprehensive pension scheme, medical, educational and other social benefits, as well as financial support for relocation and installation, including your family and the availability of an excellent child care facility on campus.

What else you need to know

We are Europe’s flagship research laboratory for the life sciences – an intergovernmental organisation performing scientific research in disciplines including molecular biology, physics, chemistry and computer science. We are an international, innovative and interdisciplinary laboratory with more than 1600 employees from many nations, operating across six sites, in Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Hinxton near Cambridge, Hamburg, Grenoble and Rome. Our mission is to offer vital services in training scientists, students and visitors at all levels; to develop new instruments and methods in the life sciences and actively engage in technology transfer activities, and to integrate European life science research. Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.