Postdoc Position in Christian Albrechts University (CAU), Germany

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Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology (IKMB), Christian Albrechts University (CAU), Kiel, Germany offers postdoc position on a joint DFG-funded project between Germany and China. One focus of the project is on trans-ethnic differences of disease.

About- The University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein is one of the largest university hospitals in Europe with more than 80 clinics and institutes. It offers outstanding medical treatment and excellence in research and education with nearly 13,000 employees, 2,600 patient beds and more than 100,000 hospitalized patients, 240,000 outpatient cases and in excess of 3,000 births a year. We provide top research at the interface of medicine, science and technology and maintain research co-operations with universities all over the world.

The research focus of the Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology (IKBM) is on the identification of functional genomic signatures and mechanisms in chronic inflammatory diseases, using high-throughput technologies and state-of-the-art computational methods. The ICMB at the Christian Albrechts University in Kiel is a recognized leader in translational genomic research in inflammatory barrier diseases and home to three senior research groups as well as four junior groups and over 120 employees. The Institute operates several high-throughput platforms and participates in the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) Clusters of Excellence “Inflammation at Interfaces” and “Future Ocean” and in the Graduate School “Human Development in Landscapes”.

Research group is now seeking competent support to strengthen our team in Kiel. The initial contract is limited to two years with the possibility of extension. You will join one of our research projects – a joint DFG-funded project between Germany and China. One focus of the project is on trans-ethnic differences of disease.

Research/Job area-Bioinformatics/Biostatistics

Location- Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology (IKMB), Christian Albrechts University (CAU), Kiel, Germany

Eligibility/Qualification- You will primarily evaluate existing high-dimensional functional genomic data sets and investigate the link between epigenetic marks (DNA methylation) and transcriptomal signatures and relate these findings to disease phenotypes and therapy response in studies for chronic inflammatory diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus, based on state-of-the-art next generation sequencing and/or array data.

Job/Position Description- Research group is seeking a highly motivated and qualified candidate (m/f) with an academic degree (Doctoral degree or diploma) in (bio-)informatics, (bio-)statistics, molecular biology or related areas, pronounced analytical and theoretical abilities and solid knowledge of programming (R and/or Python/Perl/C++). Experience in bioinformatics/biological information processing or molecular biology is advantageous. You should enjoy working on research questions as part of a team. As you will work in an international environment, strong communication skills in English both spoken and written are also necessary.

You will join an exciting multidisciplinary research environment with various opportunities to be part of the national and international scientific community. Postdocs (m/f) are encouraged to attend international conferences and visit cooperation partners.

Weekly working time is 100% of a full-time position (currently 38.50 hours per week). Working part-time is possible. Salary will be, depending on qualifications, according to the German salary scale 13 TV-L. We support you in balancing your work and personal life, and we also consider your future, offering childcare arrangements – with holiday childcare for school children and “backup” childcare for kindergarten children – as well as fitness programs at special company rates, company and university sports activities, internal development opportunities with further education and training and a company pension scheme.

The University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers committed to tolerance, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We value a diverse workforce. People with disabilities will be given preference in case of equal qualifications.

How to Apply- Eligible and interested candidate can apply online.

For Contact- For more details on the position, please contact Prof. Dr. Philip Rosenstiel (phone: +49-431-500-15111). Questions on administrative aspects can be addressed to Mandy Klose (email: [email protected]). More information on the University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein and the Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology (IKMB) can be obtained online at and

We are looking forward to your application. Please submit your application until 15 April 2018, indicating your earliest possible starting date as well as the reference number 20180224, via our online portal:

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