Bioinformatician / Computational Biologist / Systems Immunologist (f/div/m)

The Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans Knöll Institute (Leibniz-HKI, investigates the pathobiology of human-pathogenic fungi and identifies targets for the development of novel natural product-based antibiotics.

The department of Infection Immunology studies the regulation of human T cells in health and disease. We invite talented and highly gifted candidates to apply as

Bioinformatician / Computational Biologist / Systems Immunologist (f/div/m)

for 2 years initially with the possibility of a permanent position. TV-L E13 or E14 (depending on qualification).

Research Area:

Regulation of the human immune system in response to infections, cancer and autoimmunity with single-cell RNAseq analysis.


  • Doctoral degree (or postgraduate degree MSc) in a computational discipline, preferably with significant experience in Bioinformatics or Computational Biology (R/Bioconductor and Python) or in immunology with significant experience in high-dimensional data analysis (flow cytometry, scRNAseq)
  • Experience with the analysis of mRNA transcriptomic data sets, preferably also with single-cell RNAseq data analysis pipelines
  • Very good programming skills in R/Bioconductor and/or Python
  • Experience in immunology is a plus
  • Ability to perform team-oriented as well as independent work
  • Good communication and writing skills in English
  • High motivation for research

We offer:

  • A modern workplace in a brand-new building, with top equipment
  • Working on research projects that aim to unravel the regulation of the human immune system in response to infections, cancer and autoimmunity with single-cell RNAseq analysis (Almeida et al., Science Immunol 2022, Chao et al. Nature Immunol, in press) Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology- Hans Knöll Institute
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  • Long-term perspectives for an independent position
  • Supervision of a young team of students/research assistants in bioinformatics who support your research projects
  • Direct involvement in the design of experiments yielding high-dimensional data for further bioinformatic analysis
  • Participation in research projects in immunology, development of robust data analysis strategies within current and emerging software packages and tools

The successful candidate will be hosted in the department of Infection Immunology of Prof. Dr. med. Christina Zielinski, an interdisciplinary team of immunologists and computer scientists. The Leibniz-HKI is embedded in the outstanding scientific environment of the Beutenberg Campus providing state-of-the-art research facilities and a highly integrative network of life science groups. We offer a multifaceted scientific project with excellent technical facilities, a place in a dynamic, committed team, as well as strong scientific

Salary is paid according to German TV-L (salary agreement for public service employees). As an equal opportunity employer, the Leibniz-HKI is committed to increasing the percentage of female scientists and therefore especially encourages them to apply.

Further information:

Prof. Dr. med. Christina Zielinski | +49 3641 532 1251 |,


Complete applications in English should include a cover letter, a CV containing a complete list of publications, a brief statement of research experiences, the addresses of two possible referees, and should be submitted via email (