Monday, December 9, 2013

PhD position in Bioinformatics Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student within a research project in the field of gene regulatory network inference funded by the Interdisciplinary Centre for Clinical Research, Erlangen.

Applicants should have successfully completed their Master’s/ Diploma degree in bioinformatics, bioengineering, applied mathematics, or a related discipline. Good programming skills, strong interest in the biological interpretation of results, and good working knowledge of English are a requirement. Competence in genomics data analysis and/or statistical modeling would be a plus.

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), with more than 35,000 students and over 550 professors, is the second largest university in Bavaria and has a research-intensive focus. Research at the Institute of Human Genetics aims at elucidating the molecular basis of both monogenic and complex diseases and its findings are translated into everyday patient care. The position is vacant immediately and the payment will be on the basis of 50%/65% TV-L E13. FAU is an equal opportunities employer.

Complete applications (including cover letter, CV, copies of degree certificates, and names of at least two references) should be submitted via mail or email to Dr. Fulvia Ferrazzi, Institute of Human Genetics, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Schwabachanlage 10, 91054 Erlangen, Germany, email:

Application deadline: 31st December 2013
Contact: Fulvia Ferrazzi,
Start date: 1. February 2013
Total duration: up to 3 years

Ph.D. Fellowships in Elementary Particle Physics

The International Max Planck Research School "Elementary Particle Physics - Theoretical, Experimental and Cosmological Frontiers" (IMPRS EPP) is a joint initiative of the Max Planck Institute of Physics (Werner Heisenberg Institute) and the particle and astroparticle physics groups of the Ludwig Maximilian University Munich and the Technical University Munich. Since April 2005 the School has been offering excellent research opportunities to highly qualified doctoral students. Research fields covered by the School from both an experimental and a theoretical perspective include high energy particle physics, astroparticle physics, and cosmology. The physics of strong interactions, quantum chromodynamics, symmetries and mechanisms for symmetry breaking, neutrino physics and neutrino astrophysics, supersymmetry, string theory, physics and technology of particle detectors and light sensors, dark matter, gamma-ray astrophysics, cosmic rays, and weak interaction physics are just a f
ew examples of the range of topics under investigation. The students own research is supplemented by an accompanying lecture program. Regular seminars, workshops, and other joint events serve to broaden the intellectual horizon, stimulate interaction between IMPRS members, and provide valuable background knowledge on topics beyond the students own research project.

Note that the IMPRS EPP is a school for PhD students only. Work on a Master/Diploma Thesis is not supported. Moreover, a Master/Diploma Thesis documenting at least about 6 months of research is required to be accepted.

Please submit your application through the APPLICATION FORM on the WWW page "". Otherwise, your application cannot be considered. On the web page  "", you will find more detailed information on the IMPRS EPP, the requirements, etc.

Experimental and Theoretical Particle Physiscs and Astroparticle Physics

Starting date: 1. April 2014
Duration: 2+1 years