for the next possible date
Fulltime; limited for 3 years according to WissZeitVG
your salary will be based on TV-L

» Your tasks

  • Research on bioinformatics methods for processing and analyzing comprehensive genomic and clinical datasets (viral and bacterial infections) Support of porting the geno2pheno server from Saarbrücken to the University of Cologne and advancing the respective methods and software
  • Administration and continuing development of the software that is provided by the Laboratory for Resistance Analysis
  • Development, implementation and application of corresponding software

» Your Profile

  • Master or PhD in bioinformatics/computational biology, biostatistics, computer science or a closely related field
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with programming languages and environments (e.g. R, Python, Perl, PHP, C++, Java, Javascript, Oracle, Webserver), to be documented via central contributions to larger programming projects (programming experience within curricular courses or practicals is not sufficient)
  • Proactive team player with excellent communication and writing skills
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with methods of statistics and statistical learning including their mathematical foundations


» Our Offer

  • A research environment that offers exciting and diverse opportunities Perspectives for further scientific qualification
  • Flexible working hours
  • Possibility of subsequent permanent employment after successful evaluation
  • Your salary will be based on TV-L until EG 14, depending on requirements
  • Opportunity  for further scientific qualification towards PhD or habilitation, respectively

» Your future with us

Working at the University Hospital Cologne and the Medical Faculty means helping to shape the future - the future of medicine, of patients and, of course, your own future. You benefit from 59 clinics and institutes as well as numerous other departments and facilities and more than 10,000 jobs. The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Cologne and the University Hospital Cologne assume important social tasks in research, teaching and patient care. A close network with many university and non-university partners guarantees an internationally successful science and the excellent education of our students.

» Your future in detail

The Institute for Virology (Director: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Florian Klein) specializes in diagnostics and research pertaining to human pathogenic viruses. We apply a wide spectrum of molecular biological and bioinformatics techniques. Research topics include the identification and assessment of the development of viral resistance as well as research on new vaccination and therapeutic strategies.  This research is performed in the Laboratory for Resistance Analysis directed by Dr. Rolf Kaiser. In collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken we have developed algorithms and implemented software (geno2pheno) that is used internationally and facilitates bioinformatics analyses of viral resistance for HIV as well as the hepatitis C and hepatitis B viruses. Directed by Prof. Dr. Thomas Lengauer, who directed the development of the server and who is currently affiliated with our Institute we are continuing our research on the respective methods and applications. Furthermore we are extending our research to bacterial infections and cancer.

You will work in a highly interdisciplinary environment that is internationally excellently interconnected and provides opportunities for innovative research on patient-related and medically highly relevant topics. Collaboration with research groups in medicine, computational biology and computer science at Cologne University are existing or available. Your research will uniquely combine basic research on computational methods with medical applications. Perspectives for scientific advancement towards PhD or beyond are included in the profile of the position.

Application materials include letter of motivation, CV, documents and transcripts, publication list, research statement (detailed description of previous experiences in research and programming as well as sketch of research perspectives) and names of two references – or employer’s reference letters, also from recent times, for applicants from an industrial background. We ask for supplying complete applications with all requested documents.

Applications from female candidates are expressly welcome and will be given priority in the event of equal suitability, competence and professional performance.

People with disabilities are welcome to apply and will be treated preferentially in the event of equal suitability and qualification.

The position is suitable for staffing with part-time employees.

Professor Dr. Thomas Lengauer
+49 221 478-85801
Application deadline: 07.02.2021
Universitätsklinikum Köln AöR
Gescäftsbereich Personal
Job-ID: 00002098
50937 Köln