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PhD scholarship in bioinformatics in Rostock (Baltic Coast), Germany

Institute for Biostatistics and Informatics in Medicine and Ageing Research at the Rostock University Medical Center (Germany)
Job Location
Ernst-Heydemann-Str. 8
18057 Rostock

What we offer:

  •    Investigating the exciting biological mechanisms behind cellular senescence, ageing, microbiome changes and fibrosis
  •    A stimulating diverse and international research environment, where your contribution can have a real impact.
  •    Funding for travelling, equipment, books, etc.
Job Description

Your tasks:

  • Intervention effect analyses using omics data, specifically in a study of the effect of food on cellular senescence and health.
  • Biomarker analyses using omics data, specifically in a study investigating cellular senescence and disease.
  • Machine learning and network‐biology based analyses and data integration.
  • Writing of scientific reports and papers.




What you need to bring to the table:

  •      A master degree in bioinformatics or computer science or a related field in the medical/life/natural sciences.
  •      Programming/ scripting skills, e.g. in Java/ R.
  •      Experience in bioinformatics data analysis.
  •      High motivation to work in an interdisciplinary team spanning cancer, neuro, and ageing research.
  •      Strong communication skills (oral presentations and in writing).
How to Apply


If this describes you and your intentions then please send your application until 22.02.2020 in a single PDF document, consisting of:


  •       Cover letter explaining relevant experiences, a brief statement of research interests, and qualifications
  •       CV
  •       Contact details of 2‐4 scientists who may write a letter of recommendation.




Please send your application to us, c/o Prof. Fuellen, bioinfo‐[email protected]‐ Please indicate “Rostock_PhD_Application” in the title of the e‐mail.


About Our Organization

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