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Master´s Thesis – Bioinformatic / Oncobiome analysis (m/f) - Full-time


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Master´s Thesis – Bioinformatic / Oncobiome analysis (m/f)

- Full-time, Beginning March 2019 Ref:-190671  

The field of microbiome research has grown tremendously in the last couple of years, not least due to major breakthroughs in making sequencing cheaper and easier. The impact of the microbiome on human physiology has been subject to extensive research, with cancer being one of the malignancies of interest (see Geller et al Science 2017 (DOI: 10.1126/science.aah5043) as one of the recent examples for research on the oncobiome).

Duties & Responsibilities

This master project aims at establishing a microbiome analysis pipeline based on sequencing data generated from Oxford Nanopore’s sequencing technology. An initial focus lies on the taxonomic assignment of the bacteria identified as well as abundance analyses between different samples. Publicly available data sets like the mock community data out of the Loman lab should be leveraged for pipeline development, with the potential to generate proprietary in-house data. Additional areas of nanopore analyses can be explored upon mutual agreement.

The internship positions (10 month duration) should start between March and May 2019. Please apply by sending your CV and a letter of motivation and the desired start date.


  • BSc Degree in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Computational Biology or equivalent qualification
  • Experience with working in a LINUX/UNIX environment
  • Hands-on experience with bash and shell scripting
  • A solid background in at least one scripting language like Python, Perl etc.
  • Basic understanding of statistical analyses and their application in R/Bioconductor
  • Precise and reproducible work- and documentation-style
  • Experience with Next Generation Sequencing data analysis is a plus, especially variant calling, SNP or CNV analysis
  • Fluent in English and good communication skills

Your Benefits

  • Staff restaurant
  • Pension scheme
  • Additional off-days (bridge days)
  • Comprehensive health promotion
  • Position specific training opportunities

Boehringer Ingelheim offers competitive compensation. This position is remunerated according to qualification in regard to full-time employment with an annual total target of not less than € 20,867.84 gross.

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Job - Research & Development
Primary Location - Europe-AT-Vienna-Vienna
Organization - AT-Boehringer Ingelheim Regional Center Vienna GmbH & Co KG (Austria)
Schedule - Full-time