Universität Duisburg-Essen:
We are one of the youngest universities in Germany and think in terms of
possibilities, not limitations. In the heart of the Ruhr region, we develop
ideas for the future at our 11 faculties. We are strong in research and
teaching, live diversity, support potential, and are committed to real
educational equality.

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
<a
href="https://www.uni-due.de/zmb/bioinformatics-computational-biophysics/">Bioinformatics
and Computational Biophysics</a> 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


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

Send applications by e-mail to:
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Prof. Daniel Hoffmann
Bioinformatics and Computational Biophysics
Faculty of Biology
University of Duisburg-Essen