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A three-year Ph.D. position (65% E 13 TV-L) is immediately available at the Department of Biology (http://www.bioinfo.nat.fau.de) at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU).

The focus of our research group is on understanding the functional aspects of the human genome in health and disease through the analysis of the different levels of information encoded in the sequence. Some of our publications include:

Li L, Barth NKH, Hirth E, Taher L. Pairs of Adjacent Conserved Noncoding Elements Separated by Conserved Genomic Distances Act as Cis-Regulatory Units, Genome Biol Evol., 2018 (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30184074).
Taher et al., Sequence signatures extracted from proximal promoters can be used to predict distal enhancers, Genome Biology, 2013 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24156763).

Eligibility:
We are looking for talented, highly motivated applicants with:
1. A master's degree or equivalent within the field of computational biology, bioinformatics or related fields.
2. Familiarity with bash scripting, Perl (or Python) and R programming.
3. Experience with the analysis of Next-Generation Sequencing data (mainly from Illumina platforms).
4. Strong written and oral communication skills in English.

How to Apply:
The position will remain open until filled. Please email applications to Leila Taher (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with the subject "PhD Position". An application package must contain the following documents (please, send all in one PDF file):
1. A letter of interest.
2. A complete curriculum vitae.
3. A short (<10,000 characters) research proposal on the topic "regulatory functions of transposons".
4. Copies of transcripts.
5. Names and contact information for 2-3 references.

Only complete applications will be considered.