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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 (https://www.uni-due.de/zmb/bioinformatics-computational-biophysics/) as:
(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.
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