[BioC] job: head of core facility bioinformatics (Mainz/Germany)

Holger Klein h.klein at imb-mainz.de
Fri Jan 3 23:34:59 CET 2014

Dear all,

first, a happy new year to all of you.
The IMB is looking for a head of core facility bioinformatics. Please
spread to interested candidates.


Job ad as pdf:

ASCII version:

Head of Core Facility Bioinformatics (m/f) (#CFHB01)

The Institute of Molecular Biology gGmbH (IMB) is a Centre of Excellence
for Life Sciences funded by the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation, and
located within the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany. The
IMB focuses on epigenetics, DNA repair and developmental biology and
offers state of the art core facilities covering genomics, cytometry,
proteomics, histology and microscopy, with bioinformatics connecting
facilities and departments (http://www.imb-mainz.de/core-facilities/).
The Core Facility Bioinformatics supports researchers in performing data
processing, basic analyses and high-level collaborations, as well as by
providing infrastructure, teaching and consulting. We are looking for a
Head of Core Facility Bioinformatics (m/f) to join our team.

You will:

 - Lead the Core Facility Bioinformatics, coordinate and organize a team
of bioinformaticians and IT specialists
 - Be responsible for long-term strategies for compute and storage
hardware and analysis software solutions for the Core Facility
 - Analyse data generated by high throughput technologies, especially
from next-generation sequencing
 - Consult scientists on the analysis of data, experimental planning,
data validation and functional analysis and provide support for grant
 - Collaborate with our scientists on several projects in parallel
 - Assess existing and develop new data analysis methods for
high-throughput data
 - Develop and maintain data analysis pipelines and infrastructure
 - Train users in bioinformatics and statistics

Required qualifications:

- PhD in a quantitative discipline (e.g. mathematics, physics,
statistics, bioinformatics, computational biology)
- Strong organisational as well as communication skills
- Experience in team leadership
- Experience in project management
- Several years of postdoc, core facility or industry experience in the
analysis of high-throughput genomics data
- A track record of successful interdisciplinary collaborations with
biologists proven by peer-reviewed publications
- Sound knowledge of statistics and R/Bioconductor, in-depth programming
skills, at least one language (Perl, Python, Java, C++,...) and
familiarity with Linux/Unix
- Interest to acquire in-depth knowledge about biological processes
- Proficiency in written and spoken English

Desirable qualifications:

 - Experience with queuing systems (LSF)
 - Experience in the design of robust analysis pipelines

We offer:

 - The opportunity to shape a state of the art core facility for
 - Research in a competitive and dynamic international environment
 - Advanced training opportunities
 - A competitive salary
 - Favourable pension scheme

IMB is an equal opportunity employer. Application deadline is January
31st 2014, and the successful applicant should start as soon as
possible, with an initial contract for 2 years, incl. an option for
extension. To apply, please email a single PDF including a cover letter,
CV, certificates and contact information of three professional
references quoting ref. no. CFHB01/bioc to personal at imb-mainz.de.
Informal inquiries can be made to Dr Holger Klein (h.klein at imb-mainz.de).

Dr. Holger Klein
Head of Core Facility Bioinformatics
Institute of Molecular Biology gGmbH (IMB)
http://www.imb-mainz.de/ - Tel: +49 (0) 6131-39-21511

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