Postdoctoral position - Bioinformatics for Next Generation Sequence Analysis
The Computational Biology for Infection Research (BIFO) Department of the HZI is offering a
bioinformatics position at the advanced postdoctoral level. The successful candidate will have the
opportunity to collaborate with Next Generation Sequence (NGS) experts and infection biologists.
Area of research
The BIFO lab is based at the Braunschweig Centre for Systems Biology (BRICS) on the campus of
Technical University of Braunschweig. Key aspect of the applicant’s work will be the evaluation and
analysis of next-generation sequencing data in various research projects conducted with partners
from HZI, the Medical School Hannover (MHH) and within the German Centre for Infection Research
(DZIF), ranging from RNA sequencing, epigenomics and metagenomics to de novo sequencing and
comparative resequencing of bacterial, viral and human genomes. A server based computational
infrastructure is established. Applicants are expected to continuously improve and newly establish
pipelines for processing primary sequence reads, generated for example by the lllumina Genome
Analyzer or the Pacific Biosciences technology, to obtain user-friendly data output for the
We offer a challenging work environment in a multidisciplinary team, composed of bioinformaticians,
molecular biologists, computer scientists, biochemists, biologists and medical scientists.