The Leibniz Institute on Aging – Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI) in Jena is a federal and state government-fundedresearch institute and member of the Leibniz Association. FLI’ s internationally visible and highly competitiveresearch is focused on understanding the mechanisms of aging and associated age-related diseases. Scientistsfrom over 40 countries are currently investigating the molecular mechanisms of aging and the occurrence of age-related diseases. Our aim is to create the basis for new approaches in medicine as a way to improve the health ofthe elderly (

The Core Facility Life Science Computing supports FLI scientists with IT solutions like, e.g., computer hardware(high-performance Linux cluster), scientific software, as well as services of bioinformatics analysis of experimentaldata. Work in the bioinformatics section is structured in analysis service for research projects, methodsdevelopment, advanced training programs as well as networking of bioinformatics expertise within the institute.


Focus I. Transfer of modern bioinformatics methodsinto practical applications for the analysis ofexperimental data

  • Method examples: formalization of classification tasks or time series analysis, quantification of splicing variants, practical application of specialized statistical methods
  • Extension of bioinformatics analysis pipelines withcomponents of quality control and statistical evaluation

Focus II. Bioinformatics analysis service on experimental data

  • The analysis tasks should serve as an inspiration source for focus I and illustrate the organizational flow of service processes
  • Typical analysis tasks cover expression analysis(RNA-seq and protein MS), functional enrichment,sequence variant analysis, multifactorial modelingand effect analysis

Your profile:

  • PhD with a working focus in Applied Bioinformatics
  • Experience with bioinformatics methods and tools in the omics fields; solid skills in statistical methods
  • Experience and interest in conception, programming and optimization of bioinformatics applications
  • Advantageous: knowledge in various programming languages; skills in database programming (SQL) and/or integration of ext. data resources (web protocols, XML)
  • Very good language proficiency in German or English; communication competency
  • Desirable: experience in scientific cooperation projects or project management, at the best experience in a service-oriented working context

We offer:

  • Comprehensive mentoring supporting the postdoc phase in an appreciative working environment
  • The position is integrated into the FLI postdoc network which promotes interdisciplinary cooperation of scientists at the Beutenberg Campus and supports carreer development
  • Contract conditions and salary according to Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst der Länder (TV-L E13). Employment is for an initial of two years, extension is possible
  • Flexible working times and option for mobile work, a family-friendly working environment and dual career options

Application: Please apply online through the FLI application portal by 04.09.2022

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