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

Bioinformatician / Biomedical Computer Scientist (f/m/d) 2019/0346

Your tasks

  • Implementation of graph database (Neo4j), import and export of data, adaptation and extension of graph models
  • Development of hardware and software solutions for clinical and basic research
  • Support UI developers
  • Processing of clinical and basic research data

Your qualifications

  • Completed higher education in a relevant field (e.g. (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 (TensorFlow)
  • Know-how in handling databases of clinical research desirable
  • High self-initiative, creative analytical and problem-solving thinking and good team player
  • Very good skills in written and oral German

What we offer you

A challenging and versatile field of work providing you with the freedom to follow your instinct and be creative in a pleasant collegial environment. With the help of extensive and goal-orientated professional development measures and career-building programmes we encourage you to grow as a person. To ensure a good work/life balance we assist you with flexible working hours, in-house health management, a nursery, and an “Elder Care” concept as well as other consultation and support options.

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.

Remuneration and social benefits are based on the collective wage agreement for public-sector employees at federal level (TV EntgO Bund).

The position is initially limited to two years, but under certain circumstances an extension can be arranged.

The activity involves special knowledge and experience specific to own scientific skills.

As a holder of the Total E-Quality Award, we promote equality of opportunity. Applications from women are welcome. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.

Curious? If you have further questions, simply contact Dr. Alexander Jarasch on 089 3187-3599, who will be happy to be of assistance.

We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive online application until October 31st 2019.

Dr. Alexander Jarasch
Phone: +49 89 3187 3599

Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
German Center for Diabetes Research
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1
85764 Neuherberg

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.