Postdoctoral position (m/f) in Bioinformatics/Biology

Max-Planck-Forschungsstelle für die Wissenschaft der Pathogene
Berlin (DE)
The payment level is based on the German state public service salary scale (E13, TVöD-Bund) accordin
April 27 2018
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Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens

  Postdoctoral position in Bioinformatics/Biology


The Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens headed by its director Prof. Emmanuelle Charpentier is seeking a full time Postdoc with excellent skills and knowledge in the field of Next Generation Sequencing technologies.
The Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens is an international research institute currently being established, whose research focuses on basic biological principles in bacterial pathogens ( We are particular interested in genetic and biochemical mechanisms of regulation by RNAs and proteins in bacterial pathogens causing diseases in humans, and in viruses of these pathogens. The overall aims of the Unit`s research are to gain a better understanding of the molecular and cellular mechanisms that control and regulate bacterial infectious processes.
We are seeking a highly motivated and talented Postdoc to join an international and collaborative team in Berlin in an outstanding and competitive scientific environment. The applicant will share his work between the Unit ( and the sequencing core facility at the MPI for Molecular Genetics headed by Bernd Timmermann (, where the applicant will be located. The successful candidate is expected to develop and apply computational tools for the analysis of high-throughput sequencing data, like the analysis of RNAseq, ChipSeq or Methylseq data. Candidates are expected to interact closely with computer scientists and experimental biologists.


Your qualification should include:

  • PhD in biology/biochemistry
  • A proven track record in next generation sequencing data analysis is desired
  • A proven record of successful publications in highly respected international scientific journals
  • Fluent in English language
  • Experience working abroad is considered as an advantage
  • Friendly disposition, confident and responsible work ethics
  • Working independently and as part of an international team
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic to work in a competitive, dynamic, stimulating and interacting international scientific environment focusing on basic biological research

The position is initially for three years with the possibility of an extension after evaluation. The payment level is based on the German state public service salary scale (E13, TVöD-Bund) according to the training, qualifications and professional experience. The benefits correspond to the regulations of the public service. The position is available at the earliest possible date. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encouraged women to apply.
Applications will be accepted exclusively via our online application portal. If you are interested, please follow the link and upload your full application in English by May 31st, 2018:
Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens
Department of Human Resources