Bioinformatician / Research Software Engineer (m/f/d) "Databases for molecular pathogen data"

The Leibniz-Institut DSMZ-Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH, Braunschweig, Germany, offers a position as a

Bioinformatician / Research Software Engineer (m/f/d)

"Databases for molecular pathogen data"

The position is funded by the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) and is part of the DZIF infrastructure Bioresources, Biodata and Digital Health ( Appointment will be initially for 2 years and subject to extension based on a positive interim evaluation. The salary-level will be up to TV-L 14, according to qualification. The position is offered full time but not appropriate for part time work. Starting date will be as soon as possible.

We develop databases for pathogen genome sequences and associated metadata to support microbiologists, clinicians and epidemiologists with access to data and standardized analytical services. Your tasks will include the development and maintenance of such databases based on the EnteroBase platform (, their integration with existing databases (BacDive, NCBI GenBank) and with pipelines for bioinformatic analysis (e.g. for prediction of antimicrobial resistance). The job requires close interaction with collaboration partners, both national and international.

What we offer:

  • Direct involvement in the (re)design of databases
  • Plenty of room for creativity & challenging topics
  • Access to in-house high-performance computing clusters (2,464 CPUs, 18 TB RAM)
  • An interdisciplinary working environment with frequent exchange of experiences
  • A motivated team and a pleasant working atmosphere in a scientific environment
  • Education and training
  • A company certified according to audit berufundfamilie, therefore flexible possibilities to combine work and family life

What you offer:

  • Successfully completed studies in computer science, natural sciences or information sciences
  • Experience in web and database development, knowledge of HTML5, CSS3 and PHP
  • Experience in working with object-oriented programming languages (preferably Python and JavaScript)
  • Knowledge of version control systems (Git) and bug trackers
  • A good command of English
  • Experience with Linux shell-based bioinformatic tools and genome data will be a plus
  • Interest in interdisciplinary work

Do you find yourself in this job description? Then we look forward to receiving your application.

The institutes of the Leibniz Association strive to increase the proportion of female scientists and encourage female candidates specifically to apply. Disabled applicants with identical technical and personal qualification will be preferentially selected. The DSMZ is an equal opportunity employer.

For further information and more detailed project descriptions please contact Prof. Dr. Jörg Overmann ( Please send your complete application documents including a CV, motivation letter, copies of certificates, and contact details of two academic referees in a single PDF file with application number 23/22 to

The deadline for this application is 15th October 2022, but we may continue to review applications until the position is filled.

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