Bioinformatics Support Specialist : Cologne, Germany

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Bioinformatics Support Specialist : Cologne, Germany

BIOINFORMATICS Support Specialist @ Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Cologne

Submitted by Bianca Habermann
Max Planck Institute for the Biology of Ageing
Location: Cologne, Germany
Status: Full-time Employee
Job Category: Bioinformatics
Career Level: Bioinformatics Support
Relevant Work Experience: Biology, Bioinformatics
Education Level: Master Degree or PhD
Availability: May 2011, start date flexible based on availability
The newly founded MPI for Biology of Ageing (MPI-AGE) offers a vibrant research atmosphere. It currently has ~100 full-time researchers dedicated to understanding the fundamental molecular mechanisms of aging, using model organisms such as the fruit fly (Partridge lab), worm (Antebi lab), and mouse (Larsson lab and Wickström lab). You will have the opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary research environment and be part of the start-up phase of an exciting new research place. The working language in our institute is English. Proficiency of the English language is therefore mandatory.
The MPI-AGE seeks a social, intelligent, organized, friendly, and energetic person who will work within the Bioinformatics team (Habermann lab). You are a person who has a sound understanding and quick comprehension of biological problems and a strong interest in combining your bioinformatics skills with top-level basic research in molecular biology.
Experience in applied Bioinformatics ideally includes:
• Next Generation Sequence Analysis
• Microarray Analysis
• Genome analysis & Gene Prediction
• Sequence Analysis and Functional Prediction of Proteins
• Phylogenetic Analysis
• Structural Biology and Analysis
• Programming experience (Python or Perl).
This position offers you the possibility to closely collaborate with top researchers in molecular biology, as well as develop independent lines of research.
Click to check out our joint publications in molecular biological research.
Payment follows the “Tarifvertrag des öffentlichen Dienstes” (TVöD) according to your qualifications; in addition you will get a number of social benefits. The Max Planck Society is committed to employ more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply. The Max Planck Society is an equal employer and strongly urges women to apply.

Please send your application containing your CV, scientific experience and interests and at least 3 names of refereesto The application should be written in English. The vacancy will be kept open until filled.