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A Ph.D. position (3 years, fixed term) in cheminformatics is immediately
available in the research group of Professor Johannes Kirchmair at the
University of Hamburg, Center for Bioinformatics
(, for a joint industry project with
Beiersdorf AG. The Ph.D. student will be employed by HITeC e.V., the
cooperation partner of the University of Hamburg in this project. The
Ph.D. position is remunerated according to the salary level TV-L 13 and
calls for 50% of standard work hours per week. The term is fixed for a
period of three years.

The project is focused on the development and application of
computational approaches for the prediction of the physicochemical and
biological properties of bioactive small molecules, with emphasis on
statistical and machine learning approaches.

Interested candidates should possess a Master’s degree in
cheminformatics, chemistry, bioinformatics or a related field. A solid
background in chemistry is mandatory. Knowledge of quantum chemistry,
toxicity and biochemistry is advantageous. Familiarity with machine
learning and statistical methods, Python, Java, R and Linux is desirable
but not essential. Excellent communication skills in English are a
requirement. German language skills are advantageous but not essential.

Your application should include a motivation letter, CV, copies of
university certificates and the contact details of at least two academic
references. Please send your application preferably by email to

Prof. Dr. Johannes Kirchmair
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Universität Hamburg
MIN Faculty
Center for Bioinformatics
Bundesstrasse 43
20146 Hamburg

The evaluation of candidates begins immediately and will continue until
the position is filled.