Scientist* Bioinformatics & Statistics |


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Scientist* Bioinformatics & Statistics

In the position of “Scientist* Bioinformatics & Statistics” you are responsible for taking over and coordinating bioinformatics projects within the department.

Your main responsibilities are:

  • Development of algorithms for DNA and RNA codon optimization as well as for the production, cloning and quality control of synthetic DNA constructs
  • Processing of NGS data (Illumina & Oxford Nanopore) and their statistical evaluation
  • Connection of high-throughput production to LIMS and MES systems
  • Development of a consolidated ordering system for synthetic DNA and RNA constructs
  • General support of the teams in the department with bioinformatic and statistical questions
  • Continuous development of the department’s bioinformatics platform based on new scientific and information technology knowledge, including current advances in AI

What you have to offer.

  • Completed studies, ideally with a doctorate, in the field of computer science, engineering or natural sciences, preferably with at least 5 years of professional experience in the field of bioinformatics
  • Sound knowledge of programming with Python (experience with R and computational biology & data science libraries such as Biopython, pandas, scikit-learn etc. are a plus) as well as statistical analysis and processing of data
  • Experienced handling of Unix-based systems and servers
  • Experience in relational databases, distributed and cloud computing as well as front-end development (web applications and GUIs) is an advantage
  • Experience with DNA sequence design and e-cloning is a plus
  • Confident in the responsible planning, coordination and implementation of projects and in guiding project participants in a matrix structure
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills and joy working in multidisciplinary teams
  • Independent, solution-oriented way of working and excellent team skills
  • Very good knowledge of spoken and written German and English

Benefits for you.

  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Childcare
  • Jobticket
  • Company Bike
  • Leave Account
  • Fitness Courses
  • Mobile Office
  • Special Vacation

… and much more.

Have we kindled your pioneering spirit?

Then apply now for our location Mainz and simply send us your application documents using our online form.
If you have any further questions, our Talent Acquisition Team will be happy to answer them on + 49 (0) 6131-9084-1291 (monday-friday, from 12 noon to 4 pm).
Job-ID 7727 (please indicate for inquiries)
We look forward to your application!

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