Stipendium Hungaricum - Call for Applications 2019/2020
Role of chromatin structure and expression variance in cancer mutation patterns and signatures
Call for expression of interest to submit a Stipendium Hungaricum Fellowship with the Computational Biology Group of Semmelweis University, located at the 1st Department of Pathology and Experimental Cancer Research
We are looking for interested candidates to submit a Stipendium Hungaricum PhD Fellowship and in case of a successful application, join our new computational biology group at Semmelweis University. Semmelweis University is the oldest medical university in Hungary, integrating education, research and healing. The 1st Department of Pathology and Experimental Cancer Research, where the group is located, possesses over 150 years of experience in diagnostic pathology, medical training and various fields of experimental cancer research. The fellowship provides exemption from the PhD tuition fee, gives a monthly stipend, contributes to accommodation costs and medical insurance.
The PhD research will focus on understanding mutation rate and mutation signature variation across the cancer genome, influenced by DNA damage repair enzyme expression variation, besides various genomic features like 3D genome structure, histone marks, lamina-associated domains, DNA shape and DNA-protein interactions. Candidates should be interested in cancer, bioinformatics, genomics, mutation signatures, chromatin structure, molecular noise and evolution.
What we offer in case of a successful fellowship
- An interdisciplinary research environment, ranging from basic cancer research to molecular diagnostics and digital pathology
- Mentoring according to long-term career goals
- Opportunity to learn cutting edge bioinformatics and genomics
- Excellent communication skills in English
- Familiarity with Linux, command line tools and scripting
- Solid understanding of molecular biology, genome structure and cancer
- Proficiency in at least one programming language (R, Python, Perl)
Additional preferred skills
- Familiarity with high-throughput sequencing technologies
- International research experience
- Previous research output in the form of published papers, software, datasets or similar
If you are interested, please check that you fulfil the call’s eligibility criteria and send an expression of interest, consisting of a CV, list of publications, 2 reference letters, a one paragraph summary of your most significant scientific contribution, and another paragraph on what your main interests and goals are in a single PDF to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org with “Stipendium Hungaricum Fellowship – Mutation variation” in the subject, by no later than 16th of December, 2018.
The deadline for the fellowship application is 15th of January, 2019. Selected candidate(s) will be fully supported during the application procedure.