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Team leader for image data analysis (f/m/d)

Leiter*innen der Technologie-Plattformen

The Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC) is one of the world’s leading biomedical research institutions. Max Delbrück, a Berlin native, was a Nobel laureate and one of the founders of molecular biology. At the MDC’s locations in Berlin-Buch and Mitte, researchers from some 60 countries analyze the human system – investigating the biological foundations of life from its most elementary building blocks to systems-wide mechanisms. By understanding what regulates or disrupts the dynamic equilibrium in a cell, an organ, or the entire body, we can prevent diseases, diagnose them earlier, and stop their progression with tailored therapies. Patients should benefit as soon as possible from basic research discoveries. The MDC therefore supports spin-off creation and participates in collaborative networks. It works in close partnership with Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin in the jointly run Experimental and Clinical Research Center (ECRC), the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) at Charité, and the German Center for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK). Founded in 1992, the MDC today employs 1,600 people and is funded 90 percent by the German federal government and 10 percent by the State of Berlin.

The Scientific Infrastructures support and enable a wide portfolio of technologies and methodologies by specialized scientific technology platforms, which are essential for the research approaches at the MDC. MDC researchers as well as technology platforms collaborate with Berlin based research and medical institutions and with leading international partner institutions and their respective infrastructures.
In the context of the framework of the Incubator Initiative of the Helmholtz Association, the platform ‘Helmholtz Imaging’ (HI) receives substantial funding and will be jointly established by the MDC, Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ) and Deutsches Elektronen-Synchotron (DESY). The contribution of the MDC will be the integration of image data, algorithms and visualization solutions across scales in space and time and modalities, and foster their application across research fields of the Helmholtz research community and beyond.

Ihre Aufgaben

The team leader will be supported by two image data analysists/programmers for whom she/ he has personnel responsibility. The tasks of the team leader include but are not limited to:

  • Implementation of concepts and algorithms for handling and generic processing of high-dimensional datasets
  • Design and implementation of image analysis and data abstraction frameworks as part of the HI solutions concept
  • Implementation of specific use-cases for data import, visualization and processing
  • Coordination of implementation efforts between HI institutions DESY, DKFZ and MDC
  • Communication and coordination with relevant scientific initiatives (e.g. NEUBIAS, OME, …)
  • Publishing milestone software solutions

Ihr Profil

Applicants should have a degree in computational sciences, e.g. bioinformatics, computer science, data science, information science or equivalent. Scientific experience in the area of image data analysis in the life sciences is required. Further qualifications are highly desired:

  • Advanced experience in software engineering
  • Experience in data analysis of relevant imaging modalities
  • Initiation and coordination of open-source software development projects
  • Strong publication record highlighting achievements in image analysis
  • Advanced experience in common programming languages (e.g. Java, Python, C++, …)
  • Knowledge of current data formats (e.g. zarr, HDF5, N5, …)
  • Experience in parallel (cluster & cloud) processing

Ihre Benefits

  • International working environment with communication in English and German
  • Interesting career opportunities and a comprehensive range of qualification and further training opportunities
  • Compatibility of family and career certified by the berufundfamilie audit
  • Varied support for "New Berliners" (Welcome & Family Office)
  • Company health management with fitness center

You also benefit from:

  • A remuneration in accordance with the collective agreement for the federal public service (TVöD-Bund), including additional company pension schemes
  • Flexible working hours and childcare support
  • An idyllic green campus, which is easily accessible by bicycle, public transport or car
  • A secure job, even in uncertain times
  • Subsidy for the job ticket as well as discounts in the campus canteen
  • Additional health benefits such as flu vaccination, eye test, ergonomics advice at the workplace, hygiene measures (medical mouth-nose protection, self-tests, disinfectants)
  • The possibility of mobile working - also independent of the Corona situation
  • Free use of Nextbike from the Buch S-Bahn station to the campus

12. Juni 2022

MDC Berlin-Buch

Die Vergütung erfolgt nach TVöD Bund, je nach Vorliegen der persönlichen Voraussetzungen bis Entgeltgruppe 14
Remuneration will be according to the TVöD Bund, depending on the personal requirements, up to the fee group 14


Gewünschter Eintrittstermin:
01. August 2022

Der Vertrag wird für 4 Jahre angeboten, mit der Option einer Verlängerung. The initial contract will be offered for 4 years with the possibility of extension.

Dagmar Kainmüller
Image Data Analysis

The MDC is committed to diversity and actively promotes equal opportunities for all employees regardless of their origin, religion, ideology, health impairment, age or sexual identity. We look forward to receiving applications from open-minded people who enjoy working in diverse teams. Applications from severely disabled persons will be given special consideration.

Please use our online portal to submit your application including a cover letter, CV (without photo, age and information about your family status), references, educational and degree certificates as well as other relevant attachments.

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