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At the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, clinicians and scientists are working in close cooperation on the causes of complex diseases of the brain and searching
for new ways of their treatment. For this, besides a modern clinic with all facilities and equipment required for patient care and research, there are well equipped
laboratories available. Here, neurobiological research methods, from behavioral studies to molecular genetics can be applied. The aim is, to optimize the benefit of
research for the patients by way of close and innovative networking of basic research oriented and clinical neuroscience.
The Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich, Germany is one of the leading research institutes worldwide working on the neurobiology of psychiatric disorders
based on a truly translational approach, combining both clinical and basic research.
The mission of the lab for Genomics of Complex Diseases (PI: Dr. Ziller) is to develop and apply novel strategies to dissect the genetic and epigenetic basis of
complex genetic disorders. Our research is focused on the question how many genetic and environmental risk factors act in concert to create a permissive
molecular environment that fosters the emergence of psychiatric and immune diseases such as schizophrenia or diabetes.
We are searching for a highly motivated
Ph.D-student (m/f) [Code: P.S. DP3]
In order to address this complex problem, we employ a highly interdisciplinary, integrative biology approach that utilizes pluripotent stem cell based neural
differentiation paradigms, patient specific iPSCs, functional (epi-)-genomic approaches (ChIP-Seq, sc-RNASeq, high-throughput screening assays) and
computational modeling strategies. The Ziller lab is part of the Department of Translational Psychiatry at the Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry in the heart of
Munich, Germany. The overall goal of the Department is to dissect the molecular mechanisms underlying psychiatric diseases and then rapidly utilize these insights
to develop new therapeutic approaches in a knowledge driven fashion.
We are looking for a motivated PhD student in bioinformatics/computational biology to develop and apply new methods for integrative data analysis of multi-omic
datasets, including genetic, epigenomic and single cell RNA-Seq data in order to better understand the molecular basis complex diseases. The successful
candidate will have a solid background in math and computer science (e.g. master degree) as well as good programming skills. Excellent communication skills are
required as many projects involve close collaboration with team members in the wet-lab. The initial appointment is for 3 years with the possibility for extension.
To apply, please provide: (1) a cover letter expressing research interests, along with a brief summary of your previous projects, including applied techniques; (2) a
The job is terminated for three years.
Women are especially encouraged to apply and handicapped applicants with equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment.
For additional information on the Max Planck Institute and its research groups, please contact www.psych.mpg.de
We look forward to your Online-Application.