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Postdoc Position (d/f/m, E 13 TV-L, 100%) in Computational Microbiology

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The Systems Biology of Antibiotics group of the Cluster of Excellence “Controlling Microbes to Fight Infections” (CMFI) at the University of Tübingen advertises a Postdoc Position (d/f/m, E 13 TV-L, 100%) in Computational Microbiology to be filled as soon as possible. The position is initially limited to three years.

The research group Systems Biology of Antibiotics headed by Prof. Dr. Ana Rita Brochado is looking for a Postdoc. The successful candidate will work on different multidisciplinary research projects aimed at systematically investigating the genetic determinants of antibiotic action against bacteria.

We offer salary according to TV-L, E13 (100%).

Our lab

Antimicrobial resistance is rising to alarming levels and new solutions are needed. We study how bacteria cope (or not!) with drugs in their environment. Our goal is to expose druggable features to aid treatment design, while gaining novel biological insight into how bacteria operate. We combine basic microbiology with high-throughput screening and systems biology approaches. We are a multidisciplinary team of international researchers. We value an open, international, friendly, and supportive environment within the lab. You can find more information about our group at

Your tasks

  • Developing advanced and statistically robust data analysis pipelines for bacterial phenomics and genomics.
  • Analysing and integrating omics large datasets
  • Work closely to experimentalists for designing innovative high-throughput screening approaches using high-end, user-friendly, automation robotic platforms.
  • Preparing manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Presenting research findings at national and international conferences.

We provide

  • Close guidance and mentorship from leading experts in the field.
  • State-of-the-art infrastructure.
  • Opportunity to develop your own ideas.
  • Opportunity to attend international conferences, interact with international collaboration partners and mentorship to develop a strong research profile.
  • Close collaboration with experimentalists within the lab.

Your profile

  • PhD in Bioinformatics, Computer science, Biochemistry or related subjects. 
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both written and spoken. 
  • Strong computational skills in R/Python/Java and established genomics tools.
  • Experience with bacterial genomics is a plus.
  • Scientific creativity and drive to address fundamental biological questions.


Contact Prof. Dr. Ana Rita Brochado ( if you have any questions regarding the position or the lab.

Send your application as one pdf file by email to The pdf file should contain: a cover letter, your CV (including 3 academic referees and publications list), and certificates.

The review of applications will begin May 15, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.

The university advocates equal rights for all genders and therefore urges women and gender-diverse people to apply. Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preference.

The hiring process is carried out by the central administration of the university.