Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m) “Image data analyst”
1521/2017/12
Site: Bonn


The German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) is a unique non-university research center which is dedicated to the subject dementia and all its areas, as well as other neurodegenerative diseases. The center compasses the full spectrum of fundamental research through population sciences to health care research. The DZNE stands for excellence in research and science management, translation of scientific results into practice, interdisciplinarity and internationalization. It is a research center within the Helmholtz Organization of German research centers. With over 1000 employees from 55 nations, spread over 9 sites, the DZNE is one of the national and international leading research centers in its research field.  

The DZNE Bonn is looking for a  

Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m) “Image data analyst” – Code 1521/2017/12

within the Neuroimmunology and Imaging group.


Your tasks:

Project description: The Neuroimmunology and Imaging group is interested in understanding the neuronal network mechanisms of learning and memory under healthy and sterile inflammatory conditions like Alzheimer’s disease. We use cutting edge awake in vivo imaging in combination with optogenetic, chemogenetic and electropyhsiological approaches. These techniques generate huge data sets that require bioinformatics to analyse image, behavior and electrophysiology data.

Your profile:

Successful candidates should hold a PhD in bioinformatics, mathematics, informatics, biology, biochemistry, biophysics or related disciplines. As a prerequisite the candidate should have experience with MatLab, Python and machine learning algorithms. Creative, highly motivated applicants who are willing to develop new techniques and enjoy working independently as a member of a great team in a stimulating scientific environment are encouraged to apply.

We offer:

  • An interesting and challenging task in a research center 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
  • Employment, payment and social benefits are determined by the Public Sector Collective Agreement (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst – TVöD Bund).

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.

The position is available from Feb 2018 for three years, interviewing will begin immediately until the position is filled.


Are you interested? Apply now!