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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
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Next Event: 23 Nov 2023, Annual Meeting of the de.NBI Industrial Forum
|The 4th Annual Meeting will cover industrial and academic stakeholder presentations on the theme Data Handling in the Life Sciences. This event will be held virtually on 23 November 2023 from 1-5 pm (CET).
Presentations about de.NBI Cloud, an introduction to GAIA-X based Health-X dataLOFT, and data handling in the NFDI4Microbiota consortium will kick off the meeting.
Industrial use cases will feature:
Further information, agenda, abstracts, and registration here.
We look forward to welcoming you to the 4th Annual Meeting of the de.NBI Industrial Forum.
de.NBI Spring School 2024
de.NBI will continue its very successful school training program with the de.NBI Spring School 2024 on Bioinformatics for Microbial Omics to be held in Bielefeld from 18-22 March, 2024. It will be organized by the CAU and the Bielefeld-Gießen Resource Center for Microbial Bioinformatics (BiGi).
News from ELIXIR
|Andrew Smith as interim ELIXIR Director
Niklas Blomberg will step down as ELIXIR's Director at the end of this year to join the Innovative Health Initiative (IHI) as Executive Director. The ELIXIR Board has approved the recommended candidate for the Director position, and details about the new Director will be confirmed soon. In the meantime, the Board appointed Andrew Smith as interim Director, for an initial term of six months, from December 2023 to May 2024.
Alexander Goesmann elected Chair of the ELIXIR Board
The ELIXIR Staff Exchange Programme aims to facilitate meaningful networking and engage with experts from various ELIXIR nodes, fostering cross-disciplinary collaboration.ELIXIR's commitment to staff exchanges reflects its recognition of the value in nurturing connections within the scientific community. By facilitating these opportunities, ELIXIR empowers researchers to collaborate on a global scale, contributing to the growth and progress of the bioinformatics field. In 2023, members from ELIXIR Germany particitpate in four projects:
ELIXIR launched the ELIXIR Impact Toolkit
Galaxy turned 18 years old!
Since the initial publication of Galaxy: a platform for interactive large-scale genome analysis in September 2005, a multitude of subsequent papers, authored by both the Galaxy team and its users, have contributed to Galaxy's extensive citation record, exceeding 12,000 globally. This pivotal paper marked the establishment of the global Galaxy community, significantly influencing computational biology and related fields. Congratulations to the inventors, contributors, and supporters on 18 years of success! Here's to looking forward to another 18 years of continuous innovation and collaboration! More details see here.
de.NBI Summer School 2023 - a review
The 9th de.NBI Summer School focusing on Bio Data Analysis for Life Sciences, was hosted from 25-29 September 2023 at Bielefeld University. The training event was conducted by the CAU and the ELIXIR DE Officers.
Review of the BioHackathon Europe 2023
The ELIXIR BioHackathon Europe 2023, held in Barcelona, Spain from 30 Oct - 3 Nov, attracted more than 180 on-site and 160 virtual participants to work on 35 life science projects. It successfully brought together bioinformatics experts, developers, and industry professionals to collaborate, innovate, and address challenges in the bioinformatics field. The event's emphasis on open science, data integration, and interdisciplinary collaborations has paved the way for advancements in bioinformatics research. The development of open-source tools, adoption of FAIR data principles, and strengthened collaborations will undoubtedly contribute to the growth and progress of the field, ultimately benefiting the wider scientific community and society as a whole.
The next Hacking Event is just around the corner:
News on the de.NBI Cloud
The 6th de.NBI Cloud User Meeting 2023 will take place as a 3-day event 27-29 November 2023 in Bielefeld. It will provide hands on training to get started with your project on the de.NBI Cloud.
News from de.NBI and ELIXIR DE Office
Alexander Sczyrba appointed Director of section IBG-5 "Computational Metagenomics" at FZJ
Science communication of a different kind
News on Services
Recent updates of services:
Recent Publications by de.NBI partners
|The next de.NBI training events are announced on www.denbi.de/training.
Upcoming scheduled events:
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