Job:PhD-position in bioinformatics / computational biology
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PhD-position in bioinformatics / computational biology (75% E13) at Ruhr-University Bochum

The recently established Computational Phenomics group led by Prof. Dr. Arne Sahm uses bioinformatics methods to study the aging process. For example, we are assembling genomes of exceptionally long-lived species to identify evolutionary adaptations that enable these species to age slowly and healthily. Furthermore, we are using multi-omics approaches to understand how environmental toxins and social stress accelerate aging and the development of associated diseases.

With the help of your PhD supervisor, you will drive a DFG-funded research project. You will investigate which epigenetic differences cause reproductive mole-rats to age significantly slower than non-reproductive ones. You will also investigate which genomic and epigenomic changes contribute to mole-rats living several times as long as closely related species.

Your tasks:

  • Evaluation of extensive sequencing data sets (WGBS, RRBS, ATAC, RNA-seq)
  • Phylogenetic comparisons between long-lived and short-lived species
  • Adaptation and/or development of new bioinformatics methods
  • Interpretation and publication of bioinformatic analyses

Your profile:

  • Master degree in bioinformatics / computational biology or a related field, e.g., life sciences, informatics or mathematics
  • Programming skills and ideally Linux command line experience
  • High level of motivation, creativity, self-responsibility and self-organization
  • English communication skills

Our offerings:

  • Challenging and varied tasks with a high degree of personal responsibility
  • A friendly and collegial environment
  • Extensive training and further education opportunities
  • A varied sports programme with over 80 types of sport and the university's own fitness studio
  • A workplace in a green environment with direct access to the botanical garden of the Ruhr University Bochum

Additional information:

At the request of the applicant (m,f,x), the staff council may be involved in selection interviews.

If the position is funded by third-party funds the employee has no teaching obligation.

German language courses are offered by the University Language Center (ZfA) in the field of German as a Foreign Language (DaF).

You can find information about TVL at:

Contact details for your application:

Prof. Dr. Arne Sahm, Phone: +49234 32 27936

Travel expenses for interviews cannot be refunded.

For information on the collection of personal data in the application process see:

We are looking forward to receiving your application with the specification ANR: 3141 until 06.05.2024, send by e-mail to the following address:

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