DZNE is a world-leading, internationally oriented center for cutting-edge research into diseases of the nervous system.

At 10 locations in Germany, around 1,200 employees are working together on new approaches to better understand and effectively combat diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and ALS. 

That is our goal - maybe soon yours too? Become part of the DZNE and support us in realizing our research strategy! 

Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m/x) with Computational/Bioinformatics Background

Code: 1312/2024/5


The Capasso lab is seeking an interactive and self-motivated bioinformatician/computational biologist to join a team of cell and molecular biologists working on the immune system and its changes in aging and neurodegeneration. The projects will focus on interrogating and integrating existing transcriptome, translatome and proteome datasets generated from genetically engineered mouse models, with a specific focus on regulation of mRNA translation downstream mTOR activation in microglia. This programme of work is based on published/unpublished studies from the team. 

The successful candidate will benefit from the many interactions within the bioinformatics environment at DZNE and University of Bonn. The post is based within the DZNE Research Institute at Bonn Venusberg.  A strong mentoring programme for career development is provided.

Your profile

Expertise in applied bioinformatics/computational biology is required and knowledge of statistics would be an advantage. A PhD in bioinformatics, computational biology or a related subject is essential, preferably with a focus on gene expression. Previous experience in bioinformatics analysis applied to regulation of mRNA translation will be highly desirable.

We offer

  • An interesting and challenging research structure that works on the future topics of health research
  • An international environment characterized by a strong focus on science and research
  • A high potential for the individual development of our employees
  • Targeted personnel development
  • Company pension plan, health management
  • Employment, payment and social benefits are determined by the Public Sector Collective Agreement (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst – TVöD Bund).
  • The position is initially limited to two years

Interested candidates should send their application including a CV and references via the link below.


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Contact details

Dr. Melania Capasso

Working hours


Contract length

2 years

Payment, social benefits

according to TVöD Bund

Application deadline

June 10th, 2024

You will obtain special skills and knowledge for your scientific qualification during your activities at DZNE. The DZNE is an equal opportunity employer. It especially welcomes and encourages disabled individuals to apply.