PhD Position in Bioinformatics of lncRNAs and Epigenomics (closed)

The Computational Biology Group of Interdisciplinary Center for Clinical Research (IZKF) Aachen, RWTH Aachen University Hospital,  Aachen, invites applicants for a PhD candidate  position in bioinformatics in one of the following topics:

1) Statistical machine learning methods for the analysis of medical epigenomics data.

2) Sequence analysis algorithms for detection of interactions of long non-coding RNAs with DNA.

Theses projects are based on the development of computational methods for analysis of NGS data as RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq, DNAse-Seq and ChIRP-Seq. This project will be performed in collaboration with stem cell specialists and clinicians from the RWTH Aachen University Medical Faculty and includes the analysis of in-house generated data.

Applicants should hold a M.Sc. in Bioinformatics, Computer Science or related areas. Experience in the analysis of biological sequences, regulatory genomics and/or machine learning is desirable. The candidate should have solid programming skills (C, Python and R) and acquaintance with Linux. Experience with high performance computing is a plus. The working language of the group is English.

The position is based on the German TV-L 13 salary scale, including all German social benefits (health insurance and pension scheme). Theexpected starting date is May 2015. Interested candidates should send a CV, statement of research interests and the names of three references to