Bioinformatician in the field of Natural Language Processing

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Bioinformatician in the field of Natural Language Processing (NLP) at DSMZ, Germany


Working with the largest microbiological strain databases BacDive and MIRRI-IS to create a new strain discovery database for assembling data in a new common format. The major aim is to provide access to information required for improving biotechnological processes and thereby to create novel opportunities for bioeconomy.

Full-time, limited to 3 years. Located in Braunschweig, Germany and not suitable for fully remote work.


Position duties and responsibilities:

  • Applying your experience in Natural Language Processing to make microbial strain data available for the strain discovery database
  • Using text mining approaches and NLP to process scientific publications for intelligent information retrieval
  • Building an annotation platform
  • Knowledge transfer within the institute


Required qualifications:

  • Degree in bioinformatics, computational linguistics, computer science, or a similar qualification
  • Practical programming experience in Python or Julia, knowledge of JavaScript and database systems is beneficial
  • Methodological knowledge in in the preparation of text data (normalization, tokenizing, POS tagging, parsing) and first experiences in the use of common NLP frameworks (e.g. CoreNLP, spaCy, Flair, huggingface)
  • Methodological knowledge of Machine Learning/ Deep Learning for NLP, practical experience with corresponding frameworks (e.g. Tensorflow, pyTorch) is beneficial;
  • Git is no foreign word to you
  • Fluent in English / knowledge of German is beneficial
  • You are communicative, able to work in a team and willing to learn
  • You are interested in interdisciplinary work in a dynamic team


Offered conditions:

  •  Salary level up to TV-L 13 according to the qualification
  • Chance to contribute to the development of a global research infrastructure, to contribute own ideas and conceptions, and to work in a young and dynamic team
  • An interdisciplinary working environment with frequent exchange of experience
  • Motivated colleagues and a pleasant working atmosphere in the scientific area
  • Participation in the selection of personal hardware
  • Flexible working hours, possibility of home office
  • Opportunities for further education and training
  • An employer certified according to audit berufundfamilie®, therefore flexible possibilities to combine work and family life


Application deadline: 

March 1st, 2024 

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Modification date : 07 February 2024 | Publication date : 06 February 2024 | Redactor : Uliana Reutina