PhD project: Computational HTSeq-analysis of B-cells

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The University Duisburg-Essen (Campus Essen) , offers a position at the Faculty of Biology, Research Group Bioinformatics and Computational Biophysics as:


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

Activities and responsibilities

The successful applicant will work in a collaborative project on B cell differentiation in the germinal center reaction and the resulting memory B cell compartment in humans.

The focus will be on computational analyses of HTSeq data, specifically:

  • analysis of scRNAseq data and HTSeq data of B-cell receptor repertoires
  • probabilistic modeling and Bayes inference

The applicant 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 and statistics (probabilistic modeling, Bayes inference)
  • familiarity with processing and analysis of HTSeq database
  • very good programming skills, esp. with R
  • knowledge of the biological background (B cells)
  • good communication skills (incl. ability of writing and speaking scientific english) and team working abilities

We offer

  • participation in cutting edge research project
  • interesting job in an excellent team
  • supplementary training opportunities
  • sports and health offers (university sports)

Send application to

Applications (including a letter of motivation and a CV with contact information of two references) and inquiries with reference code jv-473-20 should be addressed by e-mail to: