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Post-doctoral research position in biostatistics and high-throughput data open

In the Laboratory of Systems Tumor Immunology 
Dept. of Dermatology, University of Erlangen Nürnberg 

In the recently established laboratory of Systems Tumor Immunology we integrate mathematical modelling at different scales, network biology and biological high-throughput data analysis to investigate the interaction between a tumor and its microenvironment, with a special focus on the role of the immune system in tumor progression and metastasis. 

Our philosophy relies on tight collaborations with experimentalists and clinicians that work in biomedicine and translational medicine. We have established collaborations with several groups in the fields of tumor biology and immunology. The systems biology approach employed in our group uses mathematical modelling to construct and analyse regulatory networks and to test hypotheses concerning the structure and dynamics of these networks. Furthermore, we investigate their role in the emergence of cell phenotypes and tissue organization patterns. Now, we want to integrate high-throughput data and their analysis into our workflow. 

Job description 
We look for a junior post-doctoral scientist, with expertise in one or several fieldszx: 
  • biostatistics / biometry. 
  • processing, annotation, integration and analysis of biological high-throughput data (i.e., genomics, NGS, transcriptomics, proteomics or phospho-proteomics data). 
  • data analysis, data mining and data visualization (i.e., visualization of multidimensional data, (un-)supervised machine learning, reverse engineering...). 
  • computational methods for genome-wide association studies. 
  • analysis of biomedical data from pre-clinical and clinical studies. 

Requirements are a PhD in bioinformatics, biostatistics or computational data engineering, fluent English and/or German, advanced biostatistics and programming skills (i.e., Python, Matlab and/or R/Bioconductor), and strong interest in interdisciplinary research. The position may provide you the opportunity for teaching-related tasks. 
Salary: German E-13 scale, full position. 
Starting date: Immediately. Duration: up to 3 years. Deadline: 15th 
Submit your informal application to: Prof. Dr. Julio Vera-González, Laboratory of Systems Tumor Immunology, Department of Dermatology, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany). Email: julio.vera-gonzalez @ uk-erlangen.de

posted 2013.11.25