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The German Cancer Research Center is the largest biomedical research institution in Germany. With more than 3,000 employees, we operate an extensive scientific program in the field of cancer research.
The Division of Computational Genomics and Systems Genetics is seeking a
Technical Coordinator Genome Data Infrastructure
We are seeking a technical coordinator to work on the recently launched pilot project for German Genome Initiative "genomDE".
As part of the German Genome Initiative "genomDE", the German Ministry of Health has recently launched a pilot project to establish the technical, legal and scientific concept for the future of genome medicine in Germany. As part of this project, DKFZ, together with leading biomedical partners across Germany, will develop technical concepts for genomDE and implement infrastructure elements as technology pilots. This activity will be closely connected to and coordinated with the ongoing development of the German Human Genome-Phenome Archive (GHGA), which is coordinated at DKFZ as part of the national program for research data infrastructures (NFDI). The genomDE initiative aims to establish a framework for the inclusion and medical interpretation of quality-controlled genome sequencing data in routine diagnostics to advance treatment options in cancer and rare genetic diseases. In parallel, the data generated will be collected in a secure environment to enable genome research while ensuring highest standards of data protection for the sensitive genomic data.
At the national level, the activities are embedded in leading clinical networks such as e.g. the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT), the Centers for Personalized Medicine (ZPM) as well as the Medical Informatics Initiative. The project will also be closely connected to and interact with international initiatives and networks, including the Beyond 1 Million Genomes (B1MG) project, the European Genome-phenome Archive (EGA) and the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH). The position will be embedded in the GHGA main office at DKFZ, which is coordinated by Prof. Dr. Oliver Stegle (Division of Computational Genomics and Systems Genetics) and close interactions with Prof. Dr. Stefan Fröhling and his team at the National Center for Tumor Diseases Heidelberg are envisioned.
For the development of the genomDE data infrastructure architecture, as well as for ensuring connectivity with GHGA and other international initiatives, we are looking to appoint an experienced technical coordinator. This will be a central position for coordination between GHGA and other technical infrastructures and parties involved in genomDE. The coordinator will develop novel technical concepts and coordinate the software development.
We offer you a senior position at the interface between leading initiatives in biomedical data science with a significant degree of independence and a strong perspective for a successful future career path.
The ideal applicant should have demonstrated the ability to work independently and creatively. The candidate should have excellent communications skills and be able to articulate the technical needs precisely, set clear goals and work within an interdisciplinary setting, while communicating with other external partners.
The position is initially limited to 2 years with the possibility of prolongation.
The position can in principle be part-time.
For further information please contact
Dr. Oliver Stegle, phone +49 (0)6221/42-3598.
The DKFZ is committed to increase the proportion of women in all areas and positions in which women are underrepresented. Qualified female applicants are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.
Among candidates of equal aptitude and qualifications, a person with disabilities will be given preference.
To apply for a position please use our online application portal (www.dkfz.de).
We ask for your understanding that we cannot return application documents that are sent to us by post (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Personalabteilung, Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg) and that we do not accept applications submitted via email. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.