Job:Bioinformatician/Biostatistician - Institute of Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics (IMBEI), Mainz, Germany
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The Institute of Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics (IMBEI) at the University Medical Center, is seeking a motivated

Bioinformatician/Statistician (m/f) - Reference 50028764

The Division Biostatistics/Bioinformatics coordinates various biostatistical/bioinformatic supporting activities, covering a broad spectrum of studies. Over the years we established a research program focused on methods development, especially tailored to projects with complex data structures (recurring or concurring events in clinical registries) or to high-dimensional datasets (e.g. derived from gene expression measurements via Next Generation Sequencing).

Your tasks:

  • Statistical modelling, analysis and visualization of high-dimensional molecular data (RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, Microarray data, Methylation arrays) in the scope of the Core Facility Bioinformatics and the CTH Platform Biostatistics/Bioinformatics
  • Development of bioinformatical tools, workflows and pipelines
  • Supporting our cooperation partners in the planning, interpretation and publication of their experiments and results (with pathway and network analysis) for transcriptomics and epigenomics datasets
  • Integration of data stemming from different biological layers (multiple omics sources such as transcriptome, proteome, etc.)
  • Adaptation and development of bioinformatics tools and techniques to domain-specific research questions
  • Contribution to the writing of scientific publications
  • Involvement in activities and events of the Core Facility Bioinformatics (seminars, courses, presentations)

Your profile:

  • Master degree in Bioinformatics, (Bio)Mathematics, Statistics, or equivalent qualification
  • Excellent programming skills in at least one language (preferably R/Bioconductor, Python, C++), ideally oriented towards NGS data analysis
  • Sound knowledge of statistical concepts is desired
  • Extensive experience in analysing next-generation sequencing datasets (processing, visualization, reporting, storage) will be advantageous
  • Familiarity with Linux environment
  • Good organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, cooperating in team with other researchers
  • High motivation to learn and solve problems independently
  • Proficiency in written and spoken German and English

We offer:

  • A full-time position, initially limited for 2 years, in a stimulating and diverse research environment, with excellent working conditions
  • Possibility to obtain doctoral or postdoctoral lecture qualification
  • Advanced training opportunities
  • Salary according to the company agreement of the University Medical Center (starting from EG 13 level)
  • Provision of childcare (subject to availability)
  • Job-ticket, as well as very good public transport access


For further information, please contact Dr. Federico Marini, Tel.: +49 6131 17-8108 -


Did we catch your interest? Please submit your application, including cover letter, CV, list of publications and a statement of research interests (ideally as a single PDF file) to, referring to job opening 50028764, or upload your application on our homepage

Closing date: February 15, 2018

The University Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.
Universitätsmedizin der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
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Langenbeckstraße 1 55131 Mainz, Germany

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