The Cluster Project ENABLE - Unraveling mechanisms driving cellular homeostasis, inflammation and infection to enable new approaches in translational medicine is a newly established interdisciplinary research network, which has been initiated jointly by the Goethe University Frankfurt, the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, the Fraunhofer Institute for Translational Medicine and Pharmacology, the Georg-Speyer-Haus and the Max-Planck-Institute of Biophysics. The network recently received funding by the State of Hesse and is looking to recruit among six other PhD students
1 PhD student in Bioinformatics / Computational Systems Biology (m/f/d, E13 TV-G-U, 65 %)
The positions are initially limited to three years. The Cluster Project strives to unravel and understand selected pathogenic mechanisms and signaling pathways to identify disease-relevant critical targets for therapeutic intervention. The projects within the Cluster will focus on the areas of cellular homeostasis, infection and inflammation, host-pathogen interactions and cover the complete range from molecular mechanisms to translational clinical science, computational modelling, and economic analysis. ENABLE is well embedded in the excellent research infrastructure at the participating universities and research institutions; all participating sites offer access to state-of-the-art technologies, well-equipped laboratories, a vibrant scientific exchange and an internationally competitive scientific training program. Details on the available projects can be obtained below from the respective group leaders; for overall information to the Cluster Project, candidates can visit www.enable-frankfurt.de
Candidates should have a first-class academic degree in bioinformatics or a bioinformatics-related discipline (Master’s degree or equivalent for PhD positions), a strong background in bioinformatics, network analysis, and computational systems biology (programming skills are required) and be highly motivated and enthusiastic to join the fast-moving and internationally highly competitive field. Very good written and spoken English is expected.
As part of ENABLE, we offer tailored interdisciplinary training to all researchers in the network, a framework of common scientific activities and a strong mentorship for future career development. PhD students will be affiliated with graduate schools of the respective universities and research institutions to ensure a well-structured, first-class education. The university and all institutes advocate equal rights for women and men and therefore urge women to apply. Handicapped candidates are given preferential treatment with equal personal and professional qualifications.
Applicants should send their application in a single pdf-file including cover letter, CV, scanned academic degrees, list of publications and two references with contact details to
Prof. Dr. Ina Koch
Institute for Computer Science
Please do not send any original documents as the application documents will not be returned. Travel and application costs cannot be reimbursed.