The Chair for Methods in Medical Informatics (Prof. Dr. Nico Pfeifer), Department of Computer Science at Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, one of eleven German universities distinguished as excellent under the German government’s initiative, is currently looking for a
Ph.D. Student in Biomedical Data Science (E13 TV-L, 65%)
starting as soon as possible. The initial fixed-term contract will be for 3 years with possible extension.
The group has extensive knowledge at the interface between statistical machine learning, digital medicine, and computational biology. We are developing methods that allow answering new biomedical questions (Speicher and Pfeifer 2015, Proceedings of ISMB/ECCB 2015) and optimize them in close contact with our excellent national and international biomedical partners (Carlson et al. 2016, Nature Medicine, Schoofs et al. 2016, Science, Scheid et al. 2016, Nature, Döring et al. 2016, Retrovirology, Caskey et al. 2017, Nature Medicine).
• Background in Statistics
• Experience with medical data (clinical data, molecular data, …)
• Experience with high-throughput data (next-generation sequencing, mass spectrometry)
• Databases (MySQL, NoSQL)
• Privacy-preserving machine learning
Knowledge of the adaptive immune system is a plus.