Jobs in Computational Biology

***POSTED 7/12/17***

Freie Universität Berlin

ZE Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin

Researcher/Software Developer GGBN 2020

The Research Group Biodiversity Informatics ( at
the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin has an opening for
a Researcher/Software Developer - German federal salary level EG 13 TV‐L FU, 100%
(Scientist/Senior Scientist).

1 September 2017 limited until 31 December 2018, project-linked funds

Job description

Evaluation and revision of the GGBN software architecture (

Evaluation and development of automated and semi-automated updating of the GGBN-Index
(SOLR). Evaluation and development of data quality functions. Development of web-service
interfaces between technical components of the GGBN platform.

The BGBM's “Research and Development Group Biodiversity Informatics and Scientific
Information Systems” is a leading institution for biodiversity informatics research with
numerous national and international projects (BMBF, DFG, BMU, EU). The interdisciplinary
team consists of computer scientists, biologists, bioinformaticians, and engineers. Important
research topics include information modelling and standardisation of Meta data, networking
of primary biodiversity data, and taxonomic computing.


The candidate must have a university degree (Master/Diploma) in computer science,
bioinformatics, or a similar scientific discipline.
 Very good knowledge of indexing technologies (e.g. SOLR, Lucene).
 Good knowledge of object‐oriented information modelling.
 Very good knowledge of Java and PHP.
 Experience with relevant frameworks such as Spring, Hibernate, Maven, and Yii.
 Very good English communication skills.
 A familiarity with the relevant scientific biodiversity informatics data standards as well as
experience with collaborating in a transnational development project is also advantageous.

Applications accompanied by cover letter, tabular CV, and proof of degree
should be submitted by 7.8.2017 electronically by email (Ref. GGBN‐2020) to avp@ or in paper form by mail to

Freie Universität Berlin, Zentraleinrichtung Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum
Berlin‐Dahlem, ‐ AV ‐, Ref. GGBN‐2020, Königin‐Luise‐Str. 6‐8, 14195 Berlin, Germany

The FUB adheres to the German disability guidelines and is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women are especially

***POSTED 6/20/17***

Position type: Postdoctoral Position at the NIH
Position Title: Cancer Genomics

A Postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Daphne W. Bell, within the Cancer Genetics and Comparative Genomics Branch of the National Human Genome Research Institute, at NIH.

Position description: We are seeking a highly-motivated Postdoctoral candidate committed to research in cancer genomics. The overarching goal of the Bell lab is to identify pathogenic driver genes that underlie the development of the most clinically aggressive forms of human endometrial cancer. Our research entails next generation sequencing of clinical samples at the NIH Intramural Sequencing Center, in silico mining of large publically available genomic datasets, and functional annotation of mutations in candidate driver genes. The successful applicant will use bioinformatics approaches to analyze in-house and publically available next-generation sequence data to identify candidate cancer genes, with the possibility of utilizing molecular, biochemical, and cellular approaches to functionally discriminate driver mutations from passenger mutations in selected genes-of-interest. Access to extensive core facilities including cores in bioinformatics, microarrays, copy number analysis, flow cytometry, cytogenetics, and a transgenic mouse core, offers the trainee wide latitude in the design and pursuit of their research questions. Extensive career development opportunities are available through the NHGRI Intramural Training Office and the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education. The Intramural Research Program is on the Bethesda campus and offers a wide array of training opportunities for scientists early in their careers. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

Qualifications: Successful candidates should have or be very close to obtaining a PhD, and have less than two years of Postdoctoral experience. Applicants should have a strong background in cancer research, as well as expertise in computational biology, bioinformatics, biostatistics, or a related field. Experience in molecular/cellular biology and biochemistry are highly desirable.  A demonstrated record of scientific accomplishment evidenced by at least one first-author paper, a strong work ethic, and strong intellectual commitments to cancer research and to the individual research project, are essential. The successful candidate should possess excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, and stellar communication skills with fluency in both spoken and written English.

Employer Name: National Human Genome Research Institute at NIH.

Position Location: Bethesda MD.

To apply: Suitably qualified candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, cover letter, and names and contact information for three referees to Dr. Daphne W. Bell at

Salary will be commensurate with research experience. 


***POSTED 6/12/17***

Bioinformatician Position 

National Institutes of Health

We seek a bioinformatician with a strong record of collaborative interactions with biologists. The successful candidate must have an M.S. or Ph.D. degree in bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, or a related field and no more than five years of postdoctoral experience. The position requires the applicant to possess a solid set of programming skills (e.g. Python, R) and a desire to work with large data sets generated by a wide range of next generation sequencing techniques as well as mass spectrometry and high throughput screening. Statistical training is highly desirable. The successful applicant will be integrated into the Laboratory of Cellular and Developmental Biology (NIDDK), a small six-laboratory group with wide interests in applying computational techniques to answer questions in cell and developmental biology. Interested individuals should send a cover letter including relevant experience, curriculum vitae with list of publications, and the names and contact information of three references via e-mail to Dr. Elissa Lei ( at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, and selected candidates will be contacted for a personal interview.

DHHS and NIH are equal opportunity employers