Postdoc Postitions in Computational Biology


The Computational Biology of Infection Research Group at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research is offering a Postdoc Position in Computational Biology The Department for Computational Biology of Infection Research Group at HZI is offering a postdoc position to work on topics in computational metagenomics and computational infection research.


 postdoc position to work on topics in computational metagenomics and computational infection research.


Requirements: The candidate should have a PhD degree in bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science or statistics and a competitive publication record. A commitment to reproducible research, the ability to work in a highly interdisciplinary research field and very good programming skills are obligatory. Prior experience in meta’omics, infection research, statistical learning or with the analysis of NGS data sets is advantageous, but not required.

We offer: The lab develops software and algorithms, co-organizes the Critical Assessment of Metagenome Interpretation challenge (CAMI; https://data.cami-challenge.org/), hosts the bioinformatics unit of the German centre for infection research (www.dzif.de) and collaborates locally, nationally and internationally with biologists and medical experts from universities and research institutes. For instance, we recently characterized the root-associated microbiome in barley, developed taxonomic binning software, and software to study the evolution of influenza viruses from genomic and phenotypic data sets.  Related projects, as well as newly established collaborations, offer plenty of opportunity for an excellent bioinformatics postdoc to shine.

Equal Opportunities:

Qualified applicants with a disability will be given preference. Qualified women are especially invited to apply.

 Location: The department is part of the Helmholtz Center for Infection Research (http://www.helmholtz-hzi.de/), the Braunschweig Integrated Center for System Biology (BRICS) and Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany. Braunschweig is a city with a high density of scientific institutions, many parks and recreational areas and about 250.000 residents. It is centrally located within Germany, with shorter train travel times (30 min, 90 min) to Hannover and Berlin.




Hauptsitz Braunschweig



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as soon as possible


Initial contract for 2 years with possible extensions depending on performance


6 months


E14 TVöD



Bewerbungsschluss ist der 06.12.2016

How to apply:

Please send your electronic application materials including a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, copies of your most important publications and addresses of two or three referees referring to code 39/2016 to:

Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Dept. of Human Resources

Inhoffenstraße 7, 38124 Braunschweig

 or by E-Mail to:


Contact for questions: Prof. Alice McHardy

                                    Phone: +49 531 391-55271

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