Bioinformatician Position

Bioinformatician (f/m/d) for Neuropathology
Part-time | Location: Hamburg-Eppendorf

This project is a third-party funded project, initially limited to 2.5 years and with 75 percent of the regular weekly working time.

At the Institute of Neuropathology, we are involved in research into neurodegenerative diseases, one of the most common of which is Alzheimer’s dementia, which affects over 50 million people worldwide. The position advertised here also relates to this important area of research. You will work in a dynamic team with international students and scientists. We are looking for people who feel comfortable in our team and who want to advance our projects together with us.

This project focuses on high throughput data analysis of transcriptomics, proteomics, single cell sequencing data and digital neuropathologyfrom brains with familial Alzheimer’s disease.

Demonstrated skills and knowledge in biostatistics and biomedical data processing.
Experience and knowledge in multiomics data analysis, with emphasis in proteomics and single cell transcriptomics.
Knowledge in large scale image analysis.
Prior experience in large-scale data processing and statistics / machine learning.
Programing skills in Python, handling of Jupyter Notebook and R platforms, analytic experience with Seurat and associated packages.
Experience in data dimensionality reduction data presentation and web site interfaces.

What we look forward for in a candidate

A PhD, MSc or equivalent degree in biostatistics / machine learning, computational biology or bioinformatics.
Prior knowledge and experience with basic molecular biology bioinformatics and data analysis, some experience with single cell sequencing data analysis and machine learning are required for this application.
Communication with the group leader and joint meetings will be in English, a good understanding and ability to express oneself in this language is required. As a full partner in the team, you will actively participate in many meetings.
Willingness to learn, communication skills, self-reliance.

What we can offer

Regular pay according to TVöD/VKA; attractive company pension plan and various employee discounts
30 days of vacation; possibility of special leave
Central location: Our clinic is centrally located at the beautiful Eppendorfer Park
Sustainable travel: subsidies for the HVV-ProfiTicket and Dr. Bike bicycle service; option to lease a service bike
Crisis-proof workplace, meaningful activity, appreciative interaction and open exchange of knowledge within the team; structured induction training
Opportunity to actively shape and develop the working environment within the framework of our employee program (UKE INside).
Family-friendly working environment: cooperation on childcare, free vacation care, advice for employees with relatives in need of care
Excellent health, prevention and sports offers
Healthy and varied lunch break: In addition to our canteen, there is a rich selection of culinary offerings just a few steps away, for example the “Health Kitchen” cafés and bistros, as well as other snack bars, bakers, a supermarket, etc.

Knowledge – Research – Healing through Shared Competence: The UKE

We look forward to receiving your complete appli­cation by 30th January 2023 stating reference code WS22977.


Dr. med. Sepulveda-Falla, work group leader, at Tel-Nr.: (040) 7410-51920 or by e-mail:
We offer a work environment providing equal oppor­tu­nities regardless of age, gender, sexual identity, disability, origin or religion. This is confirmed by our acces­sion to the Charter of Diversity. We explicitly aim to increase the proportion of women in management positions, especially among scientific personnel in research and teaching. Women with equal qualifi­ca­tions will be given priority. The same applies in the case of under-representation of one gender in the ad­ver­tised area. Persons with severe disability with equal aptitude, competence and professional perfor­man­ce will be given priority.