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 email@example.com.