The German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) is a world-leading internationally oriented research center, committed to discovering new approaches to prevent and treat neurodegenerative diseases. To this end, researchers at ten DZNE sites across Germany pursue a translational and interdisciplinary strategy comprising five interconnected areas: fundamental research, clinical research, health care research, population health science, and systems medicine.

Bioinformatician (f/m/x)

Code: 1977/2021/7

Population Health Sciences is one of the major scientific areas of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) in Bonn, Germany.

We study determinants and biomarkers of normal and pathological mental and physical health function over the adult life course, with a special emphasis on neurodegenerative diseases and ageing. The research is led by Prof. Monique M.B. Breteler, Director of Population Health Sciences, and is primarily based on the Rhineland Study. This prospective population-based cohort study will include up to 20,000 people aged 30 years and over, run for decades, and emphasizes brain-related outcomes. Study facilities encompass two fully operational examination centers equipped with state-of-the art apparatus including robotics for blood handling and analysis, advanced bio-banking facilities, dedicated 3T MRI scanners and large data storage and computational resources.

Your tasks

We are looking for a Bioinformatician to support, coordinate and further develop both ongoing and future multi-omics research projects within the Rhineland Study.


We are looking for a highly talented, motivated, and ambitious researcher with good social skills. The successful candidate holds a PhD degree in computational biology, molecular biology, (bio)medical sciences or a related discipline and has extensive experience in bioinformatics and large-scale multi-omics projects, including genomics, epigenomics, transcriptomics and/or metabolomics. Demonstrable interest in quantitative research, strong analytical skills, ability for independent and critical thinking, leadership capabilities and excellent communication and writing skills in the English language are a prerequisite. 

We offer

  • Interesting and challenging work on the forefront of health research
  • Working in an international and interdisciplinary team to address pressing health issues related to aging
  • A high potential for the development of own research profile 
  • The position is initially limited to two years with the possibility of extension
  • Job location is Bonn, Germany. Common languages at work are English and German.
  • Employment, payment and social benefits are determined by the Public Sector Collective Agreement (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst – TVöD Bund)

Please upload your application including cover letter, CV, relevant transcripts and three references.

References may be taken up as part of the candidate selection and prior to interview. Applicants who do not wish referees to be contacted without prior notice and consent should make this explicitly clear in their application.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Contact details

Prof. Dr. Dr. Monique Breteler

Working hours


Contract length

2 years, extension possible

Payment, social benefits

according to TVöD Bund

Application deadline


The DZNE is an equal opportunity employer. It is committed to employing disabled individuals and especially encourages them to apply.