Bioinformatician / Research Software Engineer (m/f/d)


The Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbH, Braunschweig, Germany, offers a position as a 

Bioinformatician / Research Software Engineer (m/f/d)

"Databases for genomic surveillance of emerging pathogens"

The position is funded by the HORIZON Europe Framework Programme. Appointment will be initially for 2 years and subject to extension based on a positive interim evaluation. The salary-level will be up to TV-L 14, according to qualification. The position is offered full time but not appropriate for part time work. Starting date will be as soon as possible. 

We develop databases for pathogen genome sequences and associated metadata to support microbiologists, clinicians and epidemiologists with access to data and standardized analytical services. Your tasks will include the development and maintenance of such databases based on the EnteroBase platform (, their integration with existing databases (BacDive, NCBI GenBank) and with pipelines for bioinformatic analysis (e.g. for prediction of antimicrobial resistance). The job requires close interaction with collaboration partners, both national and international. 

What we offer:

  • Direct involvement in the (re)design of databases
  • Plenty of room for creativity & challenging topics
  • Access to in-house high-performance computing clusters (2,720 CPUs, 24 TB RAM) 
  • An interdisciplinary working environment with frequent exchange of experiences
  • A motivated team and a pleasant working atmosphere in a scientific environment
  • Education and training
  • A company certified according to audit berufundfamilie, therefore flexible possibilities to combine work and family life

What you offer:

  • Successfully completed studies in computer science, natural sciences or information sciences
  • Experience in SQL database development 
  • Experience in web development, knowledge of HTML5, CSS3 and PHP
  • Programming skills, preferably with Python and JavaScript
  • Knowledge of version control systems (Git) and bug trackers
  • A good command of English
  • Experience with Linux shell-based bioinformatic tools and genome data will be a plus 
  • Interest in interdisciplinary work

Do you find yourself in this job description? Then we look forward to receiving your application.

The DSMZ strives to increase the proportion of female scientists and encourage female candidates specifically to apply. Disabled applicants with identical technical and personal qualification will be preferentially selected. The DSMZ is an equal opportunity employer. In the case of degrees obtained abroad, proof of equivalence with a German degree must be enclosed. For further information, please refer to the website of the Central Office for Foreign Education (ZAB). 

For further information and more detailed project descriptions please contact Prof. Dr. Ulrich Nübel ( Please send your complete application documents including a CV,

The deadline for this application is 31st October 2023, but we may continue to review applications until the position is filled.

DSMZ - Leibniz-Institut / Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen

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Location: Germany, Braunschweig
Categories: Bioinformatician, Computer Engineering, Computer Sciences, Engineering, informatics, Natural Science, research software, Software Engineering,


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