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04 Jul 2019 Research Assistant Bioinformatics (f/m/d)

In the Research Platform Biotechnology a full-time position for a

Research Assistant Bioinformatics (f/m/d)

is to be filled as soon as possible. The DIL is building competence in the field of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and is looking for a specialist for DNA/RNA sequence-based bioinformatics in the fields of research and industrial service analytics. The applications concern the authenticity control of food, the analysis of food microbiomes and the quality control of foods or tracking of pathogens in food production. The successful candidate will have a key role in the setup and development of equipment processes and methods.

We offer you the opportunity to work in a committed team on varied and challenging projects in an open and pleasant working atmosphere. You will also find modern equipment for NGS and data management.

Areas of responsibility
  • Data acquisition, transformation, storage and analysis
  • Analysis and visualization of sequencing data from whole genome (re)sequencing, (meta)barcoding, meta-transcriptomics, meta-genomics, etc.
  • Processing of raw sequence data (quality control, pre-processing)
  • Read mapping against reference genomes or transcriptomes (including post-alignment processing) and de novo genome assembly
  • Setting up (meta)barcoding strategies for food authenticity control
  • Use of online bioinformatic tools and programming of own software tools
  • Collaboration in research and industrial projects
Your profile
  • Completed study in bioinformatics, biosciences or biotechnology with a focus on bioinformatics or a comparable qualification
  • Initial experience with NGS data analysis or analysis of metagenomic data
  • Good programming skills (e.g. Python, R) and statistical knowledge
  • Knowledge in the following areas is advantageous
  • - Program libraries for bioinformatics (e.g. Bioconductor)
  • - Handling with large amounts of data and databases (e.g. using SQL queries)
  • - Data aggregation, visualization and analysis
  • - Food and food-related organisms (microorganisms, plants, animals)
  • Precise and independent work, team spirit
  • German and/or English (fluent in spoken and written)

Contact person
Are you interested?

Then we look forward to receiving your complete application including your salary expectations and the earliest possible starting date, preferably by e-mail (

Deutsches Institut für Lebensmitteltechnik e.V.
Prof.-von-Klitzing-Str. 7 · D - 49610 Quakenbrück
Phone: +49 (0)54 31.183 - 0
Fax: +49 (0)54 31.183 - 114
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