Position: Studentische Hilfskraft (m/w/d)

Department: Epigenomik

Code number: 2019-0113

The German Cancer Research Center is the largest biomedical research institution in Germany. With approximately 3,000 employees, we operate an extensive scientific program in the field of cancer research.

Job description:

  • Full life-cycle governance of in-house large data sets: from acquisition through structuring and operating management to archiving and long-term deposition
  • Upload of the data sets to public databases (such as European Genome-phenome Archive or Gene Expression Omnibus)
  • Basic maintenance of the Linux-based computing infrastructure, regular operating system updates, keeping the data shares ordered and clean


  • Highly structured, detail-oriented working style
  • Solid knowledge of Unix/Linux-based operating systems (CentOS is preferred),
  • Experience with distributed file storage (NFS, MS ActiveDirectory/Samba)
  • Ability to automate routine data management and maintenance tasks using shell scripting or any other popular scripting language (python, perl, etc)
  • Background knowledge in bioinformatics, big data in life sciences, next-generation sequencing and biological data repositories is an advantage

We offer:

  • Interesting, versatile workplace
  • International, attractive working environment
  • Campus with modern state-of-the-art infrastructure
  • Access to international research networks
  • Flexible working hours
  • Comprehensive further training program

Earliest Possible Start Date: zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt

Duration: Die Stelle ist zunächst auf 6 Monate befristet. Eine Verlängerung ist möglich.

Application Deadline: 10.05.2019


Prof. Dr. Christoph Plass
Phone +49 (0)6221/42-3300

Please note that we do not accept applications submitted via email.

The German Cancer Research Center is committed to increase the percentage of female scientists and encourages female applicants 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/jobs).

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.