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					 RESEARCH POSITION IN COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY                                                     2008

                  Max-Planck Institute for Informatics

                  Postdoctoral Scientist
                  Computational Epigenetics / Epigenomics

Description              Requirements               Timeframe              Contact
Postdoctoral position    Strong background in       As soon as             Send e-mail to:
in computational epi-    computational genomics;    possible.    
genetics / epigenomics   programming experience

The Max-Planck-Society (MPG) is the premier        looking for people that are highly qualified
basic research branch in Germany. The Max-         and motivated to join our interdisciplinary
Planck Institute for Informatics is devoted to     team.
Computer Science and Information Technolo-
gy. In 2001 the institute established a Com-       We are offering the position of a postdoctoral
putational Biology research division under the     researcher in computational epigenetics / ep-
direction of Prof. Dr. Thomas Lengauer, Ph.D.      igenomics, with a focus on improving cancer
                                                   diagnosis and therapy. A strong background
Current research activities directed by Prof.      in genomics, gene expression analysis or sys-
Lengauer include the areas of medical bioin-       tems biology is required. We are especially
formatics, with a focus on HIV, HCV, and po-       interested in modeling the role of epigenetic
lygenic diseases, prediction and analysis of       deregulation in diseases such as cancer. We
protein structures, analysis of protein-ligand     are involved in inter-disciplinary projects to-
interactions (molecular docking), comparison       ward this end (
of drug molecules, and analysis of mRNA ex-        Expertise in machine learning, statistics and
pression data. In addition, newly established      software engineering is a plus. The candidate
research fields in the division include func-      should have strong interest in collaboration
tional prediction of proteins based on genom-      with biomedical researchers. The position re-
ics and proteomics data and the emerging           quires an internationally competitive research
field of computational epigenetics / epige-        record in computational biology.
nomics. Research will continue to span new
computational methods as well as innovation        Applications should include the usual informa-
in biology and medicine.                           tion such as curriculum vitae, motivation let-
                                                   ter, copies of certificates, a list of publications
The Computational Biology research division        and email of two or three references. Please
at the Max-Planck Institute for Informatics is     refer to “postdoc in computational epigenet-
a partner in a larger Computational Biology        ics” in your application. The Max-Planck So-
Center in Saarbrücken (http://www.zbi.uni-         ciety is an equal opportunity employer. Quali-, together with groups from the        fications being equal, precedence will be giv-
University of the Saarland, where several cur-     en to candidates with disabilities.
ricula in Computational Biology are being of-
fered. Furthermore, the Research Division
cooperates with other Max-Planck Institutes,       Contact for questions:
notably in the areas of Biology and Medicine
as well as with Universities, Genome Centers,
and pharmaceutical and biotech industry.           Send applications to:
                                                   Max Planck Institute for Informatics
The Computational Biology group offers an          Christoph Bock
interdisciplinary research environment with        Campus E1 4
exciting challenges on novel biological data       D-66123 Saarbrücken
and leading-edge expertise in one of today's       e-mail:
most dynamic scientific disciplines. We are        WWW: http://www.computational-