Bioinformatician/Data Scientist (f/m)

Vienna (AT)
The salary for this position follows the FWF salary scheme.
September 19 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Other Corporate

The Superti-Furga laboratory is seeking a Bioinformatician/Data Scientist to support the group with core computational analyses, statistical evaluation and expert visualization of systems biology research data. In this role you will also be responsible for the management and the organization of datasets, you will participate in weekly lab meetings and you will collaborate and exchange with our computational scientists group at CeMM.

The Superti-Furga group consists of a highly active and collaborative team of 29 scientists from 14 nations, investigating large networks of proteins, genes and metabolites, while also focusing on the mechanistic understanding of individual proteins, protein complexes and drug function.

You should have a degree (Master or PhD) in either Computer Science/Statistics or Life Sciences, and you should bring along the following qualifications and skills:

Required qualifications

  • profound programming expertise (e.g. R, Python, Java, …)
  • experience working in Linux environments (with Bash scripting is an asset)
  • experience in adapting and integrating existing bioinformatics tools
  • solid understanding of statistics

Desired qualifications

  • experience in data analysis in one or more fields of systems biology research (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, high-content screening, imaging analysis)
  • more advanced software engineering skills (Git, algorithms, web development)

You will work in a dynamic and highly collaborative environment, therefore excellent good command of English, interpersonal and teamwork skills are essential. You will contribute to several existing projects and drive or participate in the planning of new ones.

The Institute

CeMM is an international research institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and founding member of EU-LIFE, an association of leading biomedical research institutes in Europe. CeMM has an outstanding scientific track record, medical translation, and spin-off companies. CeMM provides a truly collaborative and personal environment, while maintaining critical mass and all relevant technologies. Research at CeMM focuses on cancer, inflammation, and immune disorders. CeMM is located at the center of one of the largest medical campuses in Europe, within walking distance of Vienna’s historical city center. A study by “The Scientist” placed CeMM among the top-5 best places to work in academia worldwide. Vienna is an international city with a large English-speaking community and frequently ranked the world’s best city to live. The official language at CeMM is English, and more than 40 nationalities are represented. CeMM aims to promote equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, competences, and potential thus we welcome applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds.

Why you want to join our team Required qualifications

  • This is a great opportunity for a bioinformatician to work in an inspiring and dynamic biomedical research setting.
  • You would like to work on data produced on state-of-the-art instrumentation in a variety of systems biology disciplines.
  • You are looking for an inclusive workplace with a highly positive and motivating work climate and you appreciate the possibility to join our cultural, social and sports activities.
  • We are happy to provide help and assistance to all our employees, their spouses and family members in terms of visa and relocation procedures, dual-career and childcare services, and others.
  • We offer a fair employee benefits package including health insurance, company health care, competitive holiday allowance, daily bonus for the in-house cafeteria. Annual gross salary according to the FWF personnel costs scheme, depending on qualifications and experience.
  • The contract for this position would be limited to 2 years, with the option for renewal.

Application details

Please apply online with a cover letter explaining why you are the ideal candidate for this position, your curriculum vitae and contact details of 2-3 referees. Please visit our career page and click on "apply now" to upload your full application in a single PDF file:

At CeMM we are committed to increasing the percentage of female scientists working in life sciences, and thus we strongly encourage female applicants.

Closing date for applications: 31.10.2018

Preferred starting date: 01.01.2019


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