Postdoc Position in Clinical Bioinformatics for Breast Cancer Precision Oncology

Within a clinical trial (Prof. Dr. Peter Lichter / Prof. Dr. Andreas Schneeweiss) at the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) Heidelberg, a joint institution of the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and University Hospital Heidelberg, we offer a position for a translational bioinformatician. The position will be situated in the Molecular Precision Oncology Program at DKFZ which is positioned in a large campus housing also the University Hospital as well as other University departments and research institutes.
Job description:
You will work together with experienced translational bioinformaticians and clinicians to analyze whole genome and transcriptome sequencing data of breast cancer patients. Your analysis results in targeted treatment recommendations for breast cancer patients and will improve personalized treatment. Your recommendations will be discussed in weekly tumor boards at the NCT Heidelberg on campus. Furthermore, you are expected to improve already established analysis pipelines and to develop own workflows supporting clinically relevant interpretation of the next-generation sequencing data. In addition, you will have the opportunity to develop own research projects in collaboration with the experimental groups within the division.
Master's degree and PhD in bioinformatics or a related field
Bioinformatician with experience in the analysis of next generation sequencing data, ideally in a clinical context interpreting actionable mutations
Knowledge of breast cancer biology and cancer drugs is an advantage
Good English skills, ideally German skills as well; working languages are German and English
We offer:
Interesting, versatile workplace
International, attractive working environment Campus with modern state-of-the-art infrastructure Salary according to TV-L including social benefits Possibility to work part-time
Flexible working hours
Comprehensive further training program
Access to the DKFZ International Postdoc Program
Important notice:
The DKFZ is subject to the regulations of the Infection Protection Act (IfSG). As a consequence, only persons who present proof of immunity against measles as well as against COVID-19 may work at the DKFZ.
Earliest possible start date: as soon as possible
Duration: The position is limited to 3 years. The position can in principle be part-time.
Dr. Marc Zapatka

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