PhD student (Bioinformatics)

We are looking for a PhD student in the Bioinformatics Division for three years starting in January 2019.

The applicant will be responsible for the development of bioinformatics software, in particular NGS sequence analyses, data encodings, and visualization.

In the research project MOSLA, the University of Marburg and the University of Giessen will jointly develop novel approaches and solutions for long-time archives based on molecular and chemical storage systems. Besides the technical solutions of data storage, they will also research in (de-)coding of information for long-time storage, which will be achieved by a combination of genetic and chemical information encoding. The project will be funded by the Hessian Ministry for Science and Arts with 4.2 million EUR.

We expect the candidate to have a Master in bioinformatics, computer science, data science, or a similar field, good programming skills, and the willingness to work in an interdisciplinary collaborative project together with partners from different areas.

He/She will be paid according to TVH-13 (i.e., approx. 30.000€ per year depending on experience)

Please send your application, including motivation letter, cv, and certificates with reference number PHD-BINF as subject to by 23.11.2018 at the latest.