Bioinformatics Devops (m/f/d) – Full time / Mainz

We are looking for a DevOps engineer to support the Computational Medicine unit to further scale up the throughput, quality and reproducibility of its scientific software development. The Computational Medicine unit works in multi-disciplinary research teams to develop innovative software solutions for immunotherapies against cancer and other diseases. The successful candidate will hold a transversal position consulting and supporting diverse projects in its development, automation, quality and reproducibility requirements.

Your tasks and responsibilities:

  • Establishing the use of automation in the software life cycle process across different technological stacks (e.g. Gitlab/GitHub, Python/R, Nextflow/SnakeMake)
  • Oversee the implementation of dependency management systems, containerization and cloud
  • Design or improvement of internal quality and reproducibility standards for software development and provide training
  • Collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams of developers, technicians and scientists to design,
    implement, test and maintain computational analysis tools and pipelines for research data from cutting-edge technologies

What you bring:

  • A M.S.c degree in (Bio-)Informatics, Computer Science or comparable study program
  • At least two years of work experience in a DevOps or QA position in software development, scientific computing or related field
  • Proficiency in structured software development (version control, testing, continuous integration systems) is a must
  • Advanced programming experience in Python, experience with R is a plus
  • Familiarity with dependency management systems (pip, conda, renv), containerization (docker, singularity) and big data tools (e.g. Dask, Spark, Arrow)
  • Experience with linux-based compute clusters, job schedulers, and workflow languages

Enthusiasm and curiosity for the diverse activities of our research institute as well as the ability to work in a team completes your profile.

We offer:

  • A dynamic, innovative and creative research environment
  • An open, collegial and cordial working atmosphere in a respectful corporate culture
  • A high degree of diversity in the workforce
  • Flat hierarchies
  • Performance-related remuneration and other benefits
  • The opportunity for personalised further training
  • An excellent transport connection by public transport and car, parking spaces, secure bicycle parking
  • The opportunity for hybrid working

TRON is an internationally recognised institute for application-oriented research. We combine the strengths of academic research with the requirements of quality-controlled industrial developments. At TRON, we share a common mission to develop innovative solutions for the immunotherapeutic treatment of cancer, infectious diseases and other serious diseases with high medicinal need for development.

TRON was founded in Mainz in 2010 and works in close cooperation with universities and hospitals as well as with regional, national and international research institutions and pharmaceutical companies.

As part of our team, you have the opportunity to be at the forefront of translational science with us.

If all this appeals to you, we look forward to getting to know you.

Please send us your complete and informative application documents (cover letter, CV, references) in a single document of max. 5 MB by e-mail to Human Resources at jobs (at),
Job-ID: 51004-24-03-WAMSC.

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