Head of the Core Facility "Omics IT and Data Management"



Ihre Aufgaben:

We are seeking an expert in the field of data management and data processing for establishing and managing the new core facility "Omics IT and Data Management". Existing infrastructure and methods at the DKFZ will be integrated and centralized in this service unit. Your responsibilities will include coordinating the development and implementation of standard protocols for processing, storage and management of ‘omics data and metadata at the DKFZ, as well as the administration of data servers in close cooperation with the IT core facility. A central part of the role will be the realization of internal cloud concepts, the administration of scientific compute servers, and the quality assurance of scientific data. The service of the core facility includes primary data processing with automated pipelines and supporting researchers in exporting data to public data repositories. We offer an exciting position in an outstanding and internationally competitive research environment.

Ihr Profil:

• University degree (ideally PhD) in natural sciences, mathematics or computer science
• Proven expertise in the field of data management and data processing
• Extensive experience in high performance computing and in working with parallel file systems (e.g. Lustre, GPFS)
• A deep understanding of biological and medical data
• Ability to quickly comprehend complex concepts
• Structured, problem-solving and service-oriented mode of action
• Experience in directing complex IT projects with accountability for staff and budgets
• Willingness to cooperate closely with existing core facilities and scientific groups
• Experience in leadership
• Excellent command of both written and spoken English and German
• Highly flexible and able to work to tight deadlines

Wir bieten:

  • Interessanten, vielseitigen Arbeitsplatz
  • Internationales Umfeld
  • Vergütung nach TV-L
  • Möglichkeiten zur Teilzeitarbeit
  • Flexible Arbeitszeiten
  • Gute Fort- und Weiterbildung


as soon as possible


The position is initially limited to 5 years. The position can in principle be part-time.


July 11, 2017

Weitere Informationen:

Prof. Dr. Benedikt Brors
phone +49 6221 42-3614