Ph.D. position (m/f/d) in Single Cell Bioinformatics

We invite applicants for a PhD position in integrative analysis of single cell transcriptomics and open chromatin data to dissect fibrosis on kidney diseases. The candidate will develop bioinformatic methods for tracking temporal changes of single cells and methods to perform integrative analysis of scRNA-seq, scATAC-seq and/or spatial information. This project will be performed in close collaboration with the clinical scientist C. Kuppe from the Institute of Experimental Medicine and Systems Biology, RWTH Aachen and implemented within the DFG funded research consortia “Integrating emerging methods to advance translational kidney research (InteraKD)”.

We are looking for highly motivated individuals (m/f/d) with a university degree (M.Sc. or equivalent) in computer science or bioinformatics. The salary is according to German public service salary scale level TV-L 13.  Applicants should have experience in bioinformatics methods for analysis of single cell sequencing and statistical machine learning. Experience in high performance computing is a plus. Willingness for teamwork and the ability to work independently in a competitive international environment are required. Good skills of English are expected.

Please send your documents including a curriculum vitae, a letter of motivation, all academic certificates and 2-3 references by email to Ivan G. Costa (email

We offer a dynamic, interdisciplinary and international environment with a focus on translational medicine and provide all advanced technologies of modern biomedicine. With 40000 students and 6000 academic staff, the RWTH is one of the largest universities in Germany. The RWTH Aachen University is certified as a family-friendly university and offers a dual career program for partner hiring. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled people and ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are underrepresented across RWTH Aachen University. The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit.