Job ID: 110969

Data scientist/specialist neuroscience

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 25 June 2023

Employment Start Date: 1 July 2023

Contract Length: 3 years

City: Würzburg

Country: Germany

Institution: University Hospital Würzburg

Department: Institute of Clinical Neurobiology, Systems Neurobiology


Data scientist/specialist (f/m/d – paid according to TV-L E13, full-time)

We seeking a person with some form of neuroscientific background interested in working at the intersection of data analysis, data integration and data management.

The position is divided into two main tasks: One half of the position is dedicated to the newly established Core Unit Data Management at the University Hospital Würzburg (UKW) and supports researchers in their data management according to the FAIR criteria (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable). This includes close interaction with data specialists and researchers from different areas as well as with the UKW Medical Informatics Service Center for onboarding their use cases into a Virtual Research Environment. The other half of the position will be integrated into the ongoing transregional Collaborative Research Center TRR295 “Retune”, and embedded in the Defense Circuits Lab at the Institute for Clinical Neurobiology. The data scientist will be expected to assist with neuroscientists’ data management, analysis, and integration needs by interacting directly with them, or pursue their own data analysis projects. In particular, the position will provide multiple opportunities for networking with data scientists and researchers within the Retune Consortium.

We are offering a collegial and welcoming work environment, where people can explore and fulfill their potential for scientific and research-related work. Data management gains ever more importance in the life sciences in general and, given the complexity of the nervous system, especially in the neurosciences. The position will encompass multiple data management tasks and will bridge between scientific questions concerning the research itself and the data handling necessary for its success. The ideal candidate has strong coding skills (e.g. Python, Matlab) and comes with some experience of data management, preferably in the neurosciences. A social, agreeable personality, fluency in English and the ability to work in a team are required. German language skills are a plus.

The University of Würzburg is an equal opportunity employer. As such, we explicitly encourage applications from qualified women. Severely handicapped applicants will be given preferential consideration when equally qualified.

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