As German Research Center for Environmental Health, Helmholtz Zentrum München pursues the goal of developing personalized medical approaches for the prevention and therapy of major common diseases such as diabetes mellitus, allergies and lung diseases. To achieve this, it investigates the interaction of genetics, environmental factors and lifestyle.

At our institute you will find a scientifically stimulating international environment. Together with renowned scientists and supported by an excellent infrastructure you make an important contribution to the improvement of people’s quality of life.

The German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) with five partner locations all over Germany as the national diabetes research center has the task of showing new ways of prevention and therapy of diabetes by the close interrelation of basic research, clinical research and applied research. The purposeful use and interconnection of all research data therein plays an important role.

To this end, DZD with its headquarters at Helmholtz Zentrum München will employ at the earliest convenience a

Computer scientist (f/m/d) 2020/0035

Your responsibilities

  • Implementation of a Neo4j graph database, adaptation and extension of the graph model, administration of the Neo4j database server
  • Independent creation and adaptation of Cypher queries
  • Implementation of routines for automatic import and export of (meta)-data
  • Implementation of a user-friendly interface and visualization of the data
  • Integration of other (public) databases
  • Independent creation and support of hardware and software solutions
  • Administration and maintenance of servers of the DZD (Unix)
  • Connection of IT infrastructure of different DZD locations

Your qualification

  • Completed apprenticeship or higher education in a relevant field (computer science, (bio)informatics, medical computer science, etc.) or comparable qualification
  • Experience in development of databases, ideally graph databases
  • Ideally experience in processing biochemical/medical data
  • Proficient use of Python and R, ideally Cypher/SQL
  • Ideally experience in Machine Learning techniques and/or frameworks
  • High self-initiative, creative analytical and problem-solving thinking and good team player
  • Very good skills in written and oral German

We offer you

  • challenging and varied field of work and the freedom to develop new ideas 
  • the opportunity to get things moving
  • extensive and goal-orientated professional development measures
  • to ensure a good work/life balance we offer assistance in the shape of:
    • flexible working hours, flexitime, without core times
    • 30 days vacation per year
    • in-house health management
    • a nursery directly at the campus
    • "Elder Care" concept as well as other consultation and support options
    • Company pension scheme via the Federal and State Pension Fund (Versorgungsanstalt des Bundes und der Länder - VBL)
    • Discounted job ticket (MVV and DB)

Munich, with its numerous lakes and its vicinity to the Alps, is considered to be one of the cities with the best quality of life worldwide. With its first-class universities and research institutes it offers an intellectually stimulating environment

Having been awarded the "Total E-Quality" seal we endorse a system of equal opportunities. Applications from women are especially welcome. Severely disabled candidates are given preference if they are of equal merit concerning the position in question.

Remuneration and benefits are in accordance with the collective agreement for the public service (TV EntgO Bund). Basically, there is the possibility of an IT skilled worker bonus.

The position is initially limited to two years. In principle, the position can be filled part-time or close to full-time.

Curious? If you have further questions, simply contact Dr. Alexander Jarasch on +49 89 3187- 3599, who will be happy to be of assistance.

We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive online application.

Dr. Alexander Jarasch

German Center for Diabetes Research

Head office at the Helmholtz Zentrum München

Ingolstädter Landstraße 1

85764 Neuherberg near Munich

The Helmholtz Zentrum München is part of the Helmholtz Association, Germany's largest scientific organization. Altogether 40 000 people currently work in its 19 scientific-technical and biological-medical research centers. The Association's annual budget amounts to around 4.7 billion Euros.