Scientist Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Computational Biology as PostDoc (m/f)

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Post-doctoral position / Scientist (m/f) in Bioinformatics

ISAS seeks a talented and highly motivated bio-information scientist to pursue bioinformatics infra structure projects in collaboration within the German Network for Bioinformatics-Infrastructure (de.NBI). The primary focus is the setup of proteomics search engines and the provision of databases for targeted proteomics in biomedical research. A successful candidate will work with interdisciplinary teams (clinical, biostatistics, analytical and bioinformatics scientists), will stream line data analysis and integration across various platforms. Regular publication of scientific and methodological results is strongly encouraged. Finally, the successful candidate will be able to effectively present complex re­sults in a clear and concise manner that is accessible to a diverse audience of quantitative, experi­mental, and clinical scientists.
In the group systems analysis at ISAS Dortmund in the consortium BioInfra.Prot you will be responsi­ble for:
  • Software integration, protection and care of the bioinformatics infrastructure under de.NBI network in close collaboration with our national partners
  • Continuous development of bioinformatic services for omics technologies
  • Analysis of complex omics datasets expand, enhance and ensure the sustainability
  • Development of user interfaces for simplified analysis of existing data sets
  • Infrastructure such as clustering and database administration
  • Search engine support and optimization
  • Integration of tools for quality control of omics data sets
  • Generation and maintenance of a database system
  • Standardization of existing workflows

Your profile

  • PhD in Bioinformatics, biostatistics, computational biology or similar, with a strong publication record
  • A solid understanding of the relevant concepts in mass spectrometry based proteomics and/or metabolomics
  • Broad experience in Software development, protection and care of the bioinformatics infra­structure
  • An understanding of the statistical principles behind current best practices in the field
  • Strong experience in the use of a low and high-level programming language such as JAVA, C++ and R, MATLAB, Python or Perl
  • Strong communication, data presentation and visualization skills
  • English is required, German is an advantage
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as well as handling several concurrent, fastpaced projects
  • Enthusiasm to learn more

We offer

  • Scientific development opportunities in an international cooperative, interdisciplinary research environment and an excellent working atmosphere in a very dynamic and professional team.
  • Extensive state-of-the-art equipment and infrastructure in various analytical methods.
  • The opportunity to present your data on international conferences and participate in work­shops.
Non-residents who apply for this job will receive help from the institute to find accommodation and to handle authorities. Applications from disabled applicants are welcome. ISAS supports the principle of equal opportunity between men and women, and is therefore interested in applications from women.

The salary will be according to the German TV-L. The full-time position is offered for 2,5 years. The position is available immediately.

Closing date for application is July, 19th 2015. Complete applications with a short cover letter, an ex tended curriculum vitae with full publication list, a 1-page research statement that clearly describes your research profile and interests as well as your expertise and competencies as well as at least 2 reference letters, should be submitted (quoting the reference number 05/2015 in the subject header) as a single pdf document to Informal inquiries are welcome and can be submitted to the human resources department ( For further information on the institute please see:

The Leibniz-Institut für Analytische Wissenschaften - ISAS - e.V. is located in Dortmund and Berlin. Besides scientific activities in the development of new or improved measuring methods and analytical separation techniques as well as spectroscopy and spectrometric equipment in modern analysis, research is undertaken in the areas of spectroscopic methods and analytical contributions to solving problems in the fields of materials and life sciences.
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Das ISAS ist ein unabhängiges Forschungsinstitut für physikalisch-chemische Analytik mit Schwerpunkten in der Bioanalytik, Materialanalytik und Spektroskopie. Das Institut erarbeitet analytische Problemlösungen und entwickelt oder verbessert Messprinzipien und -verfahren, analytische Techniken, Methoden und Geräte. Die Forschungs- und Entwicklungsprojekte des ISAS sind auf...

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