The Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research in Bad Nauheim (near Frankfurt, Germany) invites applications for a

(E13 TVöD – full-time)
Reference Number 15_2019


The Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Group of Bioinformatics offers the position of a bioinformatician.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated bioinformatician who wants to contribute to cutting-edge research with a focus on advanced bioinformatics analyses. We primarily work with data originating from high throughput techniques (sequencing/mass spectrometry/imaging, various single cell applications) in the context of cardiovascular/pulmonary diseases.
The position is available to develop methods that analyze, integrate and compare high throughput datasets from multiple molecular levels (miRNAs/mRNAs/proteins/chromatin) with a focus on NGS based epigenetics landscapes including histone modifications and DNA methylation in order to unravel signaling pathways and key molecules in the disease context. The working environment is provided by a professional bioinformatics and IT group.
Employees will find a stimulating international research environment with access to a variety of leading edge technologies.


  • Completed university education in the field of Bioinformatics or Computational Biology
  • Solid practical experience with programming languages like Python, Perl, R or Java
  • Excellent English language skills and the desire to work in a dynamic international team

The Max-Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research in Bad Nauheim is an interdisciplinary research institution conducting basic research. Our students have the possibility to work on exciting projects in a first class research environment and benefit from excellent training and support for their scientific development.
The Max Planck Society is committed to increase the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.

The position will be available from 1st January 2020 (subject to the approval of funding) and is limited until 31st December 2023. Applicants should send their application including a statement of interest, a full CV and the name and address of at least two references via our online application portal:

The deadline for applications is 15th December 2019.

Informal inquires can be sent to:


Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research
Ludwigstraße 43
61231 Bad Nauheim, Germany

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