The Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens (MPUSP), headed by its director Prof. Emmanuelle Charpentier, is looking for a Software Engineer / Developer with excellent skills and knowledge in the field of software development and familiarity with the analysis of large data sets. The successful candidate will work in the bioinformatics research platform (focusing on Next-Generation Sequencing and proteomics datasets) headed by Dr. Knut Finstermeier.

Minimum qualifications

  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. in Computer Science, Informatics, Bioinformatics, Mathematics or Physics
  • Proficient in Python, C++ or similar programming languages
  • First-hand experience in full stack web development
  • Accustomed in the setup and maintenance of databases
  • Proficient in English language (presentation and writing skills)
  • Friendly disposition, confident and responsible work ethics
  • Working independently and as part of an international team
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic to work in a competitive, dynamic, stimulating, and interacting international scientific environment focusing on basic biological research

Preferred additional qualifications:

  • Familiar with Bioinformatics and genomics data or proteomics data
  • Culture of delivering clear, maintainable, and well-tested software
  • Working in a Linux environment, including basic shell scripting
  • Familiarity with data processing pipelines (eg. Snakemake, Nextflow)
  • Experience in working abroad
  • Documented code in a GitHub portfolio (or similar)

Main tasks:

  • Maintaining institute websites via CMS
  • Setup and maintenance of web interfaces to internal databases
  • Review code from peers and provide constructive feedback
  • Support in the analysis of large bioinformatics data sets generated by the biologists of the institute
  • Design and development of analytical software in close cooperation with bioinformaticians

The position is initially for two years with the possibility of an extension. The payment level is based on the German state public service salary scale (TVöD-Bund) according to the training, qualifications, and professional experience. The benefits correspond to the regulations of the public service. The position is available at the earliest possible date. The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. For more information, please contact Dr. Knut Finstermeier.

Applications will be accepted exclusively via our online application portal. If you are interested, please follow the link
https://recruitingapp-5461.de.umantis.com/Vacancies/311/Application/CheckLogin/2?lang=eng
and upload your full application in English by April 25th, 2021.

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