Student assistant position (m/f/d) | Real-time data analytics dashboard for tracking drug resistant Malaria

Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin

Type of Job

Scientific and Technical Assistance

Immunobiology and Infection Biology & Medicine

Job Code: 1511-2023

Job offer from November 15, 2023

The Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology (MPIIB) in Berlin-Mitte is an institution of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science and is one of the leading research institutes in the field of immunology and infectious diseases.

In the research group Malaria Parasite Biology Laboratory we are offering a part-time Student assistant position (m/f/d) - real-time data analytics dashboard for tracking drug resistant Malaria.

Malaria causes over half a million deaths annually, of which 95% are in children below the age of five. In 2021 drug resistant malaria was detected in Eastern Africa and is now spreading, threating to undermine currently available treatments and causing major concern in the public health sector.

Our team uses portable genome sequencing technologies to track drug resistant malaria, working closely with researchers and public health institutes in Zambia, Namibia, Kenya, DRC and Nigeria. We develop both laboratory techniques for genome sequencing of malaria in low-resource settings, and software tools to support data analysis, statistical modelling, and visualisation.

Your tasks

  • Develop and optimise a real-time data analytics dashboard for tracking drug resistant malaria from genome sequencing data
  • An initial version exists in Python using the Dash software library. Your tasks will involve adding new features, improving architecture and implementation, testing the dashboard, and collecting and responding to feedback from users.

Required skills

  • Strong Python
  • Experience with OOP, including knowledge of SOLID principles / Software Design Patterns
  • Comfortable with unit testing and using git
  • Fluent in English
  • CSS / JavaScript / HTML knowledge would be helpful but is not required

Our offer

The payment is above the statutory minimum wage.

Your application

Please send your application (including a CV, certificates, and motivation letter) in one single document to Dr. Jason Hendry () until 11th December 2023.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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