Job offer: Head of Genomics Core

Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) is a biomedical research institution focusing on translational research and occupies an important place in Berlin’s scientific landscape.

The BIH, the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) with the Berlin Institute of Medical Systems Biology (BIMSB) and the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin as major Berlin research institutions are committed to create a joint technology center providing scientific services for Genomics, Transcriptomics and Epigenomics with a focus on two technology lines: NGS bulk and single cell applications for basic and translational research. The two units will be run by BIH/Charité and BIMSB/MDC, respectively, and the successful candidate leading both units will be appointed by the BIH. The Genomics Core will support innovative technology development and provide state-of-the-art sequencing services as a core unit enabling effective translational research in these fields.

The BIH offers a career opportunity as

Head of Genomics Core

starting at the earliest date possible.

We are currently hiring a dedicated Core Unit Leader to build and run an integrated Genomics Center as a one-stop-shop for our users. Technologies range from standardized and innovative next generation sequencing (Illumina, PacBio, Oxford) to pioneering single cell applications.

The successful candidate will:

  • build, manage and develop a strong scientific service team consisting of two sub-teams (NGS bulk and single cell applications for basic and translational research)
  • advise basic and clinical scientists on genomics technologies and support their application in experimental projects and clinical trials
  • co-develop pioneering technologies in close collaboration with basic and clinical research groups as well as industry and acquire third-party funding
  • provide, manage and upscale genomics services for a broad range of technologies applied to a variety of sources (model organisms, human material, patient cohorts)
  • explore, negotiate and manage outsourcing contracts with external providers for standard applications
  • provide services and expertise in data quality control in collaboration with established bioinformatics units
  • train users in high-throughput and single cell sequencing methods
  • coordinate access to equipment and services
  • lead the unit, manage the unit’s budget and report to the Executive Boards of BIH and MDC
  • represent the unit in the national and international community

We offer:

  • the opportunity to build, lead and advance a state-of-the-art genomics platform with excellent teams
  • an excellent and diverse scientific environment ranging from basic research to translational, clinical and large cohort research
  • participation in research-driven technology development in a dynamic international environment of systems medicine research
  • double affiliation to both BIH/Charité and MDC
  • internationally highly competitive compensation to be negotiated dependent on qualification and experience (based on E 15 TVöD/Bund)
  • an initial 5-year contract with an option for extension or tenure upon successful evaluation

Required skills:

  • successful track record and experience in scientific NGS applications
  • successful track record in building, managing and developing large teams
  • proficiency in project and workflow management
  • track record of successful interdisciplinary collaborations and strong customer orientation
  • strong organization, negotiation and communication skills
  • proficiency in written and spoken English
  • experience with budgeting and budget controlling

The federal and state governments have set the goal of recruiting outstanding women for prominent executiveand decision-making positions in academia and research. We are therefore particularly interested in receivingapplications from female candidates who meet the criteria outlined above. The selection committee iscommitted to ensuring equal opportunities of women and men and to conducting a transparent recruitmentprocess. Applications from suitably qualified individuals with disabilities, or equivalent, will be given specialconsideration according to Book IX of the German Social Code.