PhD position in Bioinformatics: Impact of HIV on B cells and its role in the genesis of B cell lymphomas

Universität Duisburg-Essen
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Activities and responsibilities
The University Duisburg-Essen (Campus Essen) offers a position (starting 2021-01-01 for three years) at the Faculty of Biology, Research Group Bioinformatics and Computational Biophysics ( as:

PhD student
(65% part-time, salary equivalent TV-L 13)

The successful applicant will work in a collaborative project aiming at the discovery of mechanisms that lead to high prevalence of B cell lymphoma in HIV infected. The project is funded by the German José Carreras Leukemia Foundation.

The focus will be on computational analyses of data from high-throughput experiments, specifically:

  • B cell receptor repertoire analyses
  • Whole genome analyses
  • Affinity assays
    For these analyses the PhD student will develop/apply computational methods.

The PhD student will participate in the BIOME graduate school.

Qualification profile
At least 8 semesters of successful studies with a Master in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Computational Biology, Biology or similar.

  • solid background in bioinformatics (sequence analysis, machine learning, etc.) and statistics (preferentially probabilistic modeling and Bayes inference)
  • Familiarity with processing and analysis of HTseq data
  • Very good programming skills, including R and python
  • Background knowledge in molecular and immuno-biology
  • Good communication skills (incl. ability of writing and speaking scientific english) and team working abilities


  • Being part of a cutting edge research project
  • Interesting job in an excellent team
  • Supplementary training opportunities
  • Sports and health offers (university sports)

Send application until November 10, 2020 by e-mail to
Prof. Daniel Hoffmann
Bioinformatics and Computational Biophysics
Faculty of Biology
University of Duisburg-Essen