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Medical Data Specialist, Medical Informatics Scientist or Bioinformatician (M/F/D)

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HITS, the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, was established in 2010 by physicist and SAP co­founder Klaus Tschira (1940-2015) and the Klaus Tschira Foundation as a private, non-profit research institute. HITS conducts basic research in the natural, mathematical, and computer sciences. Major research directions include complex simulations across scales, making sense of data, and enabling science via computational research. Application areas range from molecular biology to astrophysics. An essential characteristic of the Institute is interdisciplinarity, implemented in numerous cross-group and cross-disciplinary projects. The base funding of HITS is provided by the Klaus Tschira Foundation.

HITS is looking for a

Medical Data Specialist, Medical Informatics Scientist or Bioinformatician (M/F/D)

The SDBV group at HITS led by PD Dr. Wolfgang Müller is a core partner in the German National Research Data Infrastructure for Personal Health Data (NFDI4Health) that aims at making data from clinical trials, epidemiological and public health studies, including studies on COVID-19, ‘FAIR’ (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable).

Your role

In collaboration with project partners across Germany you will conceptualize, refine, map, and establish (meta-)data models and data dictionaries for research data from studies in the health domain and define requirements for the services and tools developed in NFDI4Health. You also will be involved in national and international data standardization efforts of both, scientific initiatives and standard defining organizations, such as DIN and ISO.

Your responsibilities will also include:

  • Analyzing the users’ needs and translate them into software requirements
  • Working closely with software developers who will implement tools and services
  • Drive and contribute to the standardization of health studies, their documentation, and their data, as well as the corresponding formats, terminologies and metadata
  • Contribute to the drafting of national and international standards
  • Contributing to user trainings, project meetings and scientific conferences

What qualifies you for this job

  • University degree in medical informatics, bioinformatics (or another life science field), or in medical documentation, data science, computer science or equivalent
  • Experience with data modelling and mapping data structures in the biomedical domain as well as with structuring and/or analyzing corresponding data and metadata
  • Knowledge about medical (meta-)data standards and formats (HL7 FHIR, CDISC ODM, etc.) and terminologies/ontologies (e.g., SNOMED CT, ICD-10, LOINC, etc.)
  • Familiarity with standards for computational modelling in the life sciences
  • Previous experience with medical databases and/or computer modelling
  • Very good communication skills in English and German

The environment of this job

This position is fixed-termed. You will work in a dynamic team of data scientists with a background in biology and biochemistry, as well as software developers and computer scientists, in close collaboration with project partners in Germany and Europe. The SDBV group of HITS is attractively located in the “Mathematikon” next to the Heidelberg University and University Hospital.

We offer:

  • A fixed-termed position with the possibility of extension depending on circumstances at the time of renewal
  • Option for location-flexible working
  • An international and thriving work environment
  • Extensive social benefits, such as:
  • Subsidized cafeteria meals
  • Job ticket
  • Job bike
  • Allowance for further training and career development
  • Company pension plan and additional health care benefits
  • Many more individually selectable benefits
  • 30 days of paid vacation
  • Family-friendly working environment

Learn more about Working at HITS.

For any additional information regarding the position please contact Martin Golebiewskior PD Dr. Wolfgang Müller

The position is available immediately.

To apply, please submit the following documents

  • Cover letter indicating earliest starting date
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Relevant Certificates/Diplomas

To apply, click the ‘Apply’ button.

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