• 2024-01-17

Opportunity: We are looking for candidates to fill an open staff scientist position with a strong background in data science, data engineering or software development to facilitate and assist with the development of ProteomicsDB. ProteomicsDB is an internationally well-reputed publicly available database that provides information about proteins and other bio-molecules initially centered around human biology. It is designed to integrate data from mass spectrometry-based experiments and other sources to offer a comprehensive view of proteomes. We are continuously expanding the types of data stored in as well as the number of organisms covered. Researchers and scientists can use ProteomicsDB to explore and analyze protein-related data for a better understanding of cellular processes, functions, and disease mechanisms. ProteomicsDB is built on the in-memory system SAP HANA using IBM Power 8/9 hardware.

The successful candidate will become a key member of a strong interdisciplinary team of bioinformatician that focus on the development and application of novel approaches in proteomic research. Depending on the applicant’s skills, this position will strengthen our ongoing development of ProteomicsDB focusing on the backend or frontend development. In light of this, the most important aspects of the job description are:

  • Service engineering and infrastructure maintenance for ProteomicsDB
  • Full-stack development to enhance ProteomicsDB
  • Data import, maintenance, and integration of proteomics, lipidomics, or metabolomics data

Requirements: Candidates must hold a master’s degree in Data Engineering, Data Science, Bioinformatics, Informatics, or a related discipline. Essential skills include a sound understanding of Linux and related systems, software development standards, and hardware management. Additional beneficial skills include a theoretical knowledge of and practical skills in statistical analysis, data integration, backend or frontend programming and database design. Interest in understanding technologies e.g. proteomics and metabolomics using mass spectrometers is expected. We are looking for a self-motivated and broadly interested individual with high potential and a strong sense of responsibility. Flexibility and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment on multiple scientific and infrastructure projects are essential. Good inter-cultural and inter-personal communication skills as well as the ability to present in English are also important.

Our offer: You will join a young and highly motivated team of interdisciplinary bioinformaticians that use the latest proteomic approaches to gain insight into the biological processes that govern life. You will further be connected to the Munich Data Science Institute (MDSI) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) to foster and facilitate exchange. You will also be connected to the SAP University Competence Center (UCC) at the TUM to assist in the hardware/software maintenance of ProteomicsDB, with the option to receive a proof of work with SAP HANA. TUM is one of the best academic institutions in Germany and offers a stimulating work environment and excellent future perspectives.

The position is limited until December 2025 and available as soon as possible. Remuneration is in accordance with the TV-L E13 according to the professional qualification.

Equal opportunity: TUM is aiming to increase the proportion of women and, therefore, expressly welcomes applications from women. The position is also suitable for severely disabled persons. Severely disabled applicants will be given preference if their suitability, qualifications and professional performance are otherwise essentially equal.

Application process: Applicants should send a dossier containing a motivational statement (max. one page), a curriculum vitae summarizing qualifications and experience, copies of degrees and transcripts of study records, names and the email addresses of at least one referee as a single PDF document to Mathias Wilhelm (via mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Online interviews will be conducted with selected candidates and remaining shortlisted candidates may be invited to the TUM campus in Freising, Germany, for face-to-face meetings with the group.

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