• 2023-06-20


The Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology (IKMB) offers 1 position for a scientist/postdoc in bioinformatics(Biologist, informatician, bioinformatician or similar)

With more than 70 clinics and institutes, the University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein is one of the largest university hospitals in Europe. It offers outstanding medical treatment and excellence in research and education with nearly 10,000 employees. We provide top research conditions at the interface of medicine, science and technology and maintain research co-operations with universities all over the world.
The Medical Faculty together with the Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology at Kiel University are in the process of establishing a dedicated bioinformatics core facility. This new resource will complement existing local infrastructures, such as a national NGS core facility (“CCGA”), the biobank “Popgen” as well as the recently launched clinical data integration centre “MeDIC”. A primary goal of the platform will be the implementation of best-practices workflows for a range of bioinformatic applications, development of compute and data management infrastructures for clinical “omics” data as well as to provide data analysis support/training to interested researchers in Kiel and elsewhere.

Start in Our Team
We are thus looking for a talented bioinformatician to join our new team and help develop this platform into an integral part of our research landscape.

What we offer:
- The University aims to increase the number of women among faculty staff and therefore explicitly encourages the application of female scientists.
- The contract will be issued for 3 years with the prospect of continuation.
- The salary will be based on the German E 13 TV-L scale if terms and conditions under collective bargaining law are fulfilled.
- Full-time employment, currently 38.5 hours/ week. Part-time employment may be compatible within the framework of certain working time models.
- You are welcome to inform yourself about our benefits under https://www.uksh.de/jobs/Benefits

This awaits you:
- Responsible for the development of bioinformatic pipelines and tools, as well as support research groups with their analytical needs.
- Work with related infrastructures on establishing a campus-wide concept for the standardization and management of omics data.
- The position will be hosted at the Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology (IKMB), which operates one of the four national German DFG-funded sequencing centres and is embedded in multiple high-profile research efforts, including the two DFG Excellence Clusters “Precision Medicine in Chronic Inflammation (PMI) and ROOTS.
- Through this stimulating working environment, the candidate will have an opportunity to interact with colleagues both nationally (e.g., through our membership in the German Network for Bioinformatics, de.NBI) and internationally working on diverse bioinformatic challenges, including clinical diagnostics, genome-wide associations studies and complex data integration as well as related software/infrastructure, to further improve her/his professional profile in these areas.

Your qualifications and skills:
- Strong command of one or several programming languages (Perl, Python, Ruby, etc.) as well as good knowledge of NGS data analysis tools and workflows (e.g., Nextflow) are thus essential prerequisites.
- Skills in the use and development of database applications, web applications, machine learning techniques and data management will be beneficial. Very good knowledge of the English language, both written and orally, is expected.

For questions about the position, please contact Prof. Mathieu Groussin and Prof. Andre Franke of the IKMB at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We look forward to receiving your application by 16.07.2023. Please quote the job reference number 21840 in your application.

Disabled candidates who are equally qualified will receive preference.