With over 6 million bone marrow donors worldwide, DKMS is the largest bone marrow donor centre in the
world. DKMS leads the fight to delete blood cancer by empowering people to take action, give bone marrow and
save lives. DKMS Life Science Lab, located in Dresden, Germany, performs HLA genotyping of all DKMS donors.
It is one of the world's largest HLA typing labs, equipped with state of the art technology and at the forefront of
For our Life Science Lab in Dresden we are looking for a
Software Developer Bioinformatics (f/m)
The Bioinformatics team at the DKMS Life Science Lab works at the interface of complex data
analysis, algorithm development and software development to support the HLA genotyping workflow.
With advancing technologies and rapidly growing data volumes we engineer robust software for
routine deployment on high throughput computing environments.
Since 2013 our lab performs genotyping of HLA markers using Illumina's NGS platforms in
combination with in-house developed reagents and internally developed software for data analysis.
Besides large-scale routine typing operations our lab has always been pioneering the application of
novel technologies. We are engaged in actively exploring the potential of cutting edge NGS
technologies (PacBio, Oxford Nanopore) for HLA typing. We continuously work on including further
transplantation-relevant genetic markers (e.g., KIR, ABO) in our upfront donor typing profile, we
characterise novel HLA alleles, and collaborate on scientific projects that support our fight against
As a member of the bioinformatics team at DKMS Life Science Lab, your will develop, test, validate,
and maintain software, databases, and pipelines for performing ultra-high-throughput HLA typing.
You will be responsible for the transformation of research work and prototypes into production
You will be working closely with external partners on implementing novel algorithms and
to be used in genotyping software.
You will help designing and implementing interfaces between LIMS and analysis software.
A Ph.D. or Master's degree in computer science, computational biology, bioinformatics or an
Strong programming skills in C., Ot, Java, or comparable languages in Windows and
Experience with MySQL/PostgreSQL/Oracle
More than 3 years of experience in software development
Good understanding of algorithms and data models for space and time efficient analysis of very
Excellent command of the English language, written and spoken
Experience with bioinformatics pipeline development and implementation on compute clusters
Proficiency in creating graphical user interfaces
Experience in creating web interfaces / applications
Familiarity with next-generation sequencing data
Experience with HLA genotyping
A chance to do work that directly impacts cancer patients all over the world
A challenging and stimulating environment with a focus on innovation
An open, friendly, multicultural team that embraces a culture of trust
Flexible working hours, a modern working space, and a family-friendly company culture
We are looking forward to your online application. Please be aware that we can only consider
complete applications including cover letter, CV, certificates and salary expectations.
DKMS Life Science Lab GmbH,
Fiedlerstr. 34, 01307 Dresden