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In the frame of multiple systems biological projects funded by the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF: MEDSYS, FORSYS, Virtual Liver, GerontoSys) the Hamamatsu TIGA (Tissue Imaging and Analysis) Center of the University Hospital Heidelberg is looking for a 

PostDoc Systems Biology / Computational Biology: Biological Networks & Simulation.

 

You will work in close collaboration with multiple research groups of the University Hospital (e.g. National Center for Tumor Diseases), German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) on multiple clinically relevant questions. Goal of the work is the development of algorithms for building logical and qualitative networks from existing biological databases of regulatory interactions, which will be used for interpreting experimental high-throughput data from our own lab or partners. Logical or qualitative reasoning and simulation approaches will be used for deriving predictions from the networks. Together with the project partners and other team members you will structure the projects, implement apply novel algorithms and publish the results.

 

Environment: The TIGA Center is a cooperative unit with multiple partners and is hosted in the internationally leading systems biological center BIOQUANT at the University Heidelberg.  You will work in close collaboration with multiple research groups of the University Hospital (e.g. National Center for Tumor Diseases), German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and other groups. The open position therefore offers an exciting environment for interdisciplinary research with state-of-the art modern systems biology. We offer a friendly but dynamic working atmosphere where you have the unique opportunity to work daily with experimentalists in our own and related groups to optimally continue your scientific career.

 

Position: We are looking for a committed and integrating personality who values this special environment and would like to contribute his or her outstanding experience. Your background should be from computer science, computational biology or a related discipline. Experience in software developing (for example C++, JAVA, Python or Perl) is essential. Experience with graph algorithms, mathematical and computer modeling of biological systems will be appreciated. You will closely interact with computer scientists and biologists, therefore you should be able to communicate in English in daily routine and demonstrate interest in contributing to scientific publications.

 

Your application should contain

a) a detailed CV

b) a description of previous scientific experiences

c) your interests and method spectrum

d) two possible contacts for references

 

The position is currently limited for 2 years.

Salary is according to TV-L 13.

The University of Heidelberg is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Please send your application exclusively by e-mail to: tiga.jobs @ googlemail.com

PD Dr. Niels Grabe,

Institute for Medical Biometry and Informatics,

University Hospital Heidelberg.

posted 2011.10.05