PostDoc Bioinformatics (m/f/d)

wanted for the next possible date at the Institute of Pathology for the Center for Molecular Pathology.

The Medical Bioinformatics unit (lead: Prof. Dr. Jan Budczies) works closely together with the Center for Molecular Pathology (MPZ) Heidelberg, one of the leading centers for molecular diagnostics in Europe. Our working environment includes cutting-edge sequencing technologies, a state-of-the-art IT infrastructure and offers access to national and international research networks. You will work in a highly motivated and interdisciplinary team of pathologists, biologists and bioinformaticians.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to work on research projects in precision oncology.

  • Job-ID: V000011771
  • Field of application: Pathologisches Institut
  • Location: Heidelberg
  • Start date: as of now
  • Job Category: Science and teaching
  • Working hours: full-/ part-time (80-100%)
  • Published: 07.09.2023
  • Limitation:Temporary (24 months - deferment/extension is sought)
  • Contract:TV-L

Your Tasks

  • Development of bioinformatic methods for the analysis of molecular-oncological data
  • Bioinformatic pipelines for the analysis of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and other -omics data
  • Combined analysis of molecular high-throughput, histomorphological and clinical data
  • Application of machine learning/artificial intelligence/neuronal networks
  • Internal and external presentation of research results
  • Paper writing and publication
  • Participation in the implementation of bioinformatic pipelines for patient care
  • Optional: continuation of the academic career (e.g. habilitation)

Your Profil

  • PhD in Bioinformatics or a related science (Informatics, Mathematics, Physics etc.)
  • Proficiency in the analysis of NGS and other -omics data
  • Proficiency in computer programming ideally including R, Python, and Shell Scripts
  • Ideally: skills and experiences with machine learning, neuronal networks and computer vision
  • Ability to think in a structured, abstract and analytical way
  • Proficiency in English speaking and writing, ideally additionally German
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a multi-disciplinary team

We offer

  • Working with the latest techniques / technical equipment 
  • Possibility of mobile working
  • Flexible working hours within the framework of flexitime
  • Possibility of habilitation
  • Possibility to publish scientifically is offered and supported
  • Interdisciplinary cooperation with pathologists, scientists and research groups
  • (Partial) project management / project responsibility possible if suitable
  • Opportunity to attend professional conferences
  • Collectively agreed remuneration, attractive company pension scheme (VBL)
  • 30 days vacation
  • Sustainable travel: job ticket
  • Family-friendly working environment: cooperative arrangements for childcare, subsidy for child vacation care, advice for employees with relatives in need of care
  • Wide range of health, prevention and sports offers

Contact & Application

For further information please contact Yvonne Reichelt via e-mail .


Applications will be accepted until 31.10.2023 via e-mail.

Pathologisches Institut
Yvonne Reichelt
Im Neuenheimer Feld 224
69120 Heidelberg

Please note that the UKHD is subject to the provisions of the Infection Protection Act. Therefore, valid proof of measles immunity is required for all persons employed at the UKHD.

We stand for equal opportunities. Severely disabled persons are given priority in the case of equal suitability. The University Hospital aims to generally increase the proportion of women in all areas and positions in which women are underrepresented. Qualified women are therefore particularly encouraged to apply. Full-time positions are generally divisible, unless there are official or legal reasons to the contrary.