Postdoc position in clinical bioinformatics improving breast cancer therapies : Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg, BADEN W RTTEMBERG | 11 Monate | Frist: Samstag, 14. April 2018, 00:00 Uhr
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Postgraduate - Doctorate/PhD


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The German Cancer Research Center is the largest biomedical research institution in Germany. With approximately 3,000 employees, we operate an extensive scientific program in the field of cancer research.

The Division of Molecular Genetics is seeking to fill a

Postdoc position in clinical bioinformatics improving breast cancer therapies
(Ref-No. 025/2018)

You will work in a team of bioinformaticians, molecular biologists and clinicians to identify targeted therapies for breast cancer patients. The Heidelberg Center for Personalized Oncology is offering a position for a clinical bioinformatician. The workplace will be in the Division of Molecular Genetics at the DKFZ, the largest biomedical research institute in Germany, in an international team of bioinformaticians. The DKFZ is situated in Heidelberg, Germany in a large campus housing the University Clinics as well as other University departments and research institutes.

The bioinformatician will work together with experienced clinical bioinformaticians and clinicians to analyze whole genome and transcriptome sequencing data of breast cancer patients. The analysis results in personalized treatment recommendations that will be discussed in weekly tumor boards at the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) on campus. Furthermore, the applicant is expected to improve already-established analysis pipelines and to develop their own workflows supporting clinically relevant interpretation of the next generation sequencing data. In addition, the applicant will have the opportunity to develop own research projects in collaboration with the experimental groups within the division.

Your profile:
Bioinformatician with experience in the analysis of next generation sequencing data, ideally in a clinical context interpreting actionable mutations. Knowledge of breast cancer biology and cancer drugs is an advantage. Working language is English.

The position is limited to 2 years.
The position can in principle be part-time.

For further information please contact
Dr. Marc Zapatka, phone +49 6221 42-4584.

The German Cancer Research Center is committed to increase the percentage of female scientists and encourages female applicants to apply. Among candidates of equal aptitude and qualifications, a person with disabilities will be given preference.

To apply for a position please use our online application portal (

We ask for your understanding that we cannot return application documents that are sent to us by post (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Personalabteilung, Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg) and that we do not accept applications submitted via email. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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