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Postdoctoral fellow in human genetics/genomics/bioinformatics

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Molecular Genetics of Chronic Inflammation and Allergic Disease

The Lee lab studies how genetic variation affects the risk for allergic diseases, such as eczema, food allergy, and asthma.
We integrate next-generation sequence data, epigenetic and clinical data to uncover the underlying biology of disease development in large study cohorts with the ultimate goal to apply that knowledge to improve health care.
We are seeking an outstanding postdoctoral research fellow with a background in human genetics, genomics, or bioinformatics with an interest in studying complex allergic diseases.
The successful candidate will work collaboratively within an international and multidisciplinary research team to address scientific questions.
The MDC for Molecular Medicine is a biomedical research institute dedicated to interdisciplinary health research. As a member of the Helmholtz Association of National Research Centers, the MDC is funded by the Federal Government of Germany and the Senate of Berlin.


Preferred qualifications:
- Ph.D. in human genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, biology or related field, with publications in peer reviewed journals
- Proficient in human genetics, demonstrated ability to interpret genetic associations of common diseases and investigate underlying genetic mechanisms.
- Quantitative analytical skills and familiarity with common bioinformatics databases, resources and tools to generate and follow up testable genetic hypotheses.
- Team working skills to address scientific questions. Excellent communication skills for working with multidisciplinary teams and international colleagues.

The MDC is an equal opportunity employer and supports gender equality. The MDC is committed to raising the proportion of women in science and technology; we thus strongly encourage female researchers and specialists to apply.
MDC postdoctoral researchers benefit from the professional developmental program, which aims to enhance research experiences and career opportunities.
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Please, send your application including all documents indicating the registration number preferably by e-mail to as pdf files (2 files of 5 MB at the maximum) as we do not return any papers.


E13 TVöD

Start date

As soon as possible.


3 years, prolongation possible

Application Period

May 31st, 2019


Applications including the curriculum vitae, list of publications and names of three potential referees in a single pdf file, maximum size 2 MB, should be sent by email to We welcome applications until position is filled.
Enquiries about the position and perspectives should be addressed to Prof. Dr. Young-Ae Lee.