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The Chair of Molecular Immunologyat the Faculty of Medicine is looking for a 

Postdoc (m,f,x) in Bioinformatics for 2 years with 39,83 hours per week, TV-L E13

The Dept. of Molecular Immunology at the Ruhr-University Bochum invites applications from highly-motivated candidates (m/f/x) with an interest in the regulation of gene expression influencing immune responses, the development of immune cells, and host-pathogen interactions. The candidate (m/f/x) is expected to work team-oriented in an international environment.

extent: full-time
duration: temporary
beginning: as soon as possible
application deadline: 03.06.2024

Your tasks:

  • Development and application of methods to analyze transcriptomics (e.g. RNAseq, scRNAseq), genomics (e.g. ATACseq, Cut&Run, microbiota), and proteomics (e.g. mass spectrometry) data
  • Pathway, Gene Ontology and similar analyses
  • Teaching and supervision of Bachelor and Master students
  • Writing of publications and acquisition of third-party funding

Your profile:

  • PhD in bioinformatics, biochemistry, biology, or similar
  • Experience in programming in R, Python, Perl, and/or C++
  • Interest in developing techniques such as machine learning and/or artificial intelligence
  • Excellent skills in communication (English and German) and work organization
  • Fluency in German (at least C1 level, in word and writing – required for an effective communication and for teaching in German) (nur bei Lehrverpflichtung)

Our offerings:

  • challenging and varied tasks with a high degree of personal responsibility
  • team-orientated cooperation in a committed, international and appreciative team
  • a modern, well-equipped workplace
  • fair working hours and family-friendly working
  • other social benefits according to the TV-L

Additional information:

At the request of the applicant (m,f,x), the staff council may be involved in selection interviews. https://www.wpr.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/

The load of teaching will be calculated according to § 3 of Lehrverpflichtungsverordnung (state of North Rhine-Westphalia).

German language courses are offered by the University Language Center (ZfA) in the field of German as a Foreign Language (DaF).
https://www.daf.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/sbgk/index.html.en

You can find information about TVL at: https://oeffentlicher-dienst.info/

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of Germany’s leading research universities, addressing the whole range of academic disciplines. A highly dynamic setting enables researchers and students to work across the traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties. To create knowledge networks within and beyond the university is RUB’s declared aim.


The Ruhr-Universität Bochum stands for diversity and equal opportunities. For this reason, we favour a working environment composed of heterogeneous teams, and seek to promote the careers of individuals who are underrepresented in our respective professional areas. The Ruhr-Universität Bochum expressly requests job applications from women. In areas in which they are underrepresented they will be given preference in the case of equivalent qualifications with male candidates. Applications from individuals with disabilities are most welcome.

Contact details for your application:

Prof. Dr. Ingo Schmitz, Phone: +49234 32 21111

Travel expenses for interviews cannot be refunded.

For information on the collection of personal data in the application process see: https://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/en/information-collection-personal-data-application-process.

We are looking forward to receiving your application with the specification ANR: 3254 until 03/06/2024, send by e-mail to the following address: ingo.schmitz@rub.de

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