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Postdoc in Machine Learning for RNA Biology (m/f/d)

fulltime - JobID: P0035V206

As soon as possible searched for the division of Bioinformatics and Systems Cardiology at the Klaus Tschira Institute for Integrative Computational Cardiology / Department of Internal Medicine III.

The position is initially limited to 2 years with option if further extension. The salary is paid according to the German TV-L system (the salary agreement for public service employees).


You will implement existing and develop new computational methods for the analysis and interpretation of data from at least two research areas:

  • Direct RNA sequencing data
  • Single Cell RNA sequencing data
  • Predictive Machine Learning Models for RNA biology (Splicing, Translation, NMD)
Required Qualifications

The ideal candidates will have a PhD or equivalent in Bioinformatics, Physics, Statistics or a related discipline. You offer solid expertise in handling high-throughput data sets and are fully competent in managing the underlying statistical challenges. Moreover, you are happy to work in a highly interdisciplinary team. A proven competence in scripting/programming (i.e. at least two out of C/C++, R, Python, Java) is essential. Other relevant qualifications include a good understanding of RNA Biology. 

What we offer

The Dieterich Lab (www.dieterichlab.org) offers a stimulating, diverse and international research environment. We are embedded in a vibrant community of cardiovascular research labs and collaborate with many experimentally or theoretically oriented labs in the Heidelberg area. 

Additionally we offer:

  • Target-oriented individual further education and training opportunities
  • Targeted training on the job
  • Ticket for public transport
  • Possibility of child care (crèche and kindergarten) as well as subsidy for holiday care for school children
  • Active health promotion
  • Company pension scheme
  • Access to the university library and other university facilities (e.g. university sports)
Contact & Application
Please do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail: sekretariat.dieterich@med.uni-heidelberg.de if you have any further questions.


Please upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests, CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application until November 15th, 2020.

Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg
Zentrum für Innere Medizin
Klinik für Kardiologie, Angiologie, Pneumologie (Innere Medizin III)
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Christoph Dieterich 
Im Neuenheimer Feld 669
69120 Heidelberg

published: October 05th, 2020

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