Genomics Data Analyst and Database Manager

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    Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
    Cultural studies
    Language sciences
    Medical sciences
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    09/03/2019 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Netherlands › Nijmegen

A 3-year position is available to work as Genomics Data Analyst and Database Manager within the Language & Genetics Department of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Job description

You will use state-of-the-art data analysis techniques to support studies of connections between genes, neuronal and brain functions, and behaviour. The overall focus is on the neurogenetics of language, cognitive and psychiatric variability and disorders. Progress in this area increasingly depends on the interrogation of very large datasets, and can involve brain imaging genetics data from thousands of participants, genome-wide sequencing, transcriptomic data, publically available bioinformatics databases and resources, neurocognitive test data, and meta-analysis. The successful candidate should be prepared to adapt flexibly as required to lend support to a variety of projects. The opportunity to lead the analysis of certain projects is also available. In addition, the position involves downloading, curating and managing data so that they are optimally available to others for a variety of projects.


The position is available from May 2019, with the exact start date negotiable. The term of appointment is full-time (39 hours per week) for three years, with a salary according to the German TVöD (starting salary €3,827.03 - €5,683 gross per month). The Institute is part of the German Max Planck Society, but it is located in the Netherlands. Scientists in the Netherlands report among the highest job satisfaction ratings of any in the world. The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from women, people with disabilities and under-represented groups are particularly encouraged.

Additional comments

Applications should include:

  1. A statement of interest in the position
  2. a CV;
  3. a list of publications;
  4. the names, email addresses and contact numbers of at least two referees who would be willing to provide letters of recommendation;

Send applications or enquiries to Martina Bernhard (secretary).

The deadline for applications is March 8th 2019.

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Offer Requirements

Specific Requirements

You already hold, or shortly expect to obtain, a PhD qualification in a field which has given you hands-on knowledge of genomic data processing and analysis. You will be proficient in coding/scripting, as well as implementing existing data analysis pipelines. You will also have knowledge of widely applicable approaches to data analysis in R, such as mixed model regression and meta-analysis. Your skills and knowledge can be applied to genomic datasets as well as the use of bioinformatics resources. You should have a critical and careful approach to data processing, analysis, and organization.

Work location(s)
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Wundtlaan 1

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