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Postdoc - Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics (in the field of immunology, epigenetic, gene regulation, proteomics)
Medizinische Universität Wien


2 postdoctoral bioinformatician positions available (Vienna, Austria)



The special research program (SFB) “Histone deacetylases (HDACs) as regulators of T cell-mediated immunity in health and disease” constitutes a major strategic grant, consortium and research network newly funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). The overall aim of this 8-year SFB research program and consortium is to provide a mechanistic molecular rationale for the development and application of isoform-selective HDAC inhibitors for the treatment of T cell-mediated diseases, and to test essential regulatory roles of reversible lysine acetylation beyond histone modifications and epigenetic gene regulation in T helper cells. It comprises an interdisciplinary team of eight research groups, of which seven are located in Vienna and one in Salzburg, Austria. The project started in March 2019.



Position 1: Bioinformatician position (Postdoc)

• SFB Bioinformatics platform (Medical University of Vienna)

The ideal candidate has a background in bioinformatics or a related field, and experience in large-scale data analysis, for example in areas such as genetics/genomics, immunology or systems biology. He/She will spear-head the “Bioinformatics and data integration platform” (coordinated by Christoph Bock), leading the integrative analysis of NGS and proteomics datasets on the effect of HDAC inhibition/deletion. Throughout the project, the candidate will work in close collaborate with the whole research network.


Position 2: Bioinformatician position – staff scientist (Postdoc level, or experienced researcher - at least MSc level)

• SFB Bioinformatics platform (Medical University of Vienna)

The ideal candidate has knowledge in the analysis of NGS dataset and pathway analysis. The candidate will be responsible for the computational analysis of NGS data and for basic pathway and network analysis. Throughout the project, the candidate will work in close collaboration with the whole research network.


APPLICATION: Candidates have to demonstrate a strong motivation to engage in the SFB network. Previous research experience in Systems Biology, Bioinformatics, or another relevant discipline is desired. Electronic applications must include the following documents in a single PDF file:

1. Academic Curriculum Vitae of no more than 2 -3 pages

2. List of peer-reviewed publications (submitted papers must include the submission confirmation)

3. Motivation letter explaining why you wish to start / continue a career in the field (1-page)

Applications (subject heading “Application for HIT-SFB Position”) should be e-mailed by June 30 2019 to hit(at)meduniwien.ac.at. Two reference letters must be e-mailed by mentors of applicants before the dead-line directly to hit(at)meduniwien.ac.at. Short-listed candidates will be invited for SKYPE or personal interviews in July 2019. Positions (with a duration of 36 months) are expected to start between August 2019 – November 2019.


INFORMATION: More information about the projects and application details can be found at: www.meduniwien.ac.at/HIT


Name: Wilfried Ellmeier

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