Job:PhD positions in Functional Genomics at Graz University of Technology (Austria) - Deadline coming soon!
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Two PhD positions are available in Leila Taher’s new lab at the Institute for Biomedical Informatics at Graz University of Technology (Austria, We develop and apply regulatory genomics and systems biology approaches to analyze large omics datasets. Our long-term goal is to gain novel insights into the mechanisms and evolution of differential gene expression.

Required academic qualification:

Master’s level degree in Bioinformatics, Informatics in the Natural Sciences, Applied Computer Sciences, Molecular Biology, Bioengineering or equivalent.

In addition, the ideal candidate should have

  • good programming skills (e.g., Perl, Python, R; see "Beginning Perl for Bioinformatics" by James D. Tisdall and "Developing Bioinformatics Computer Skills" by Cynthia Gibas and Per Jambeck).
  • a proven knowledge of Molecular Biology at the level of Benjamin Lewin’s "Genes XII".
  • a solid understanding of statistics.
  • familiarity with UNIX/Linux, including shell scripting.
  • experience with the analysis of Illumina NGS data, building NGS pipelines (e.g., Snakemake) and using bioinformatics tools.
  • a high level of organization and attention to detail.
  • the willingness and ability to work individually and as part of a team.

And be

  • proficient in both written and oral English.
  • creative.
  • self-motivated, with strong work ethics.
  • open-minded.


The position is intended to give promising candidates the opportunity to pursue advanced research in Functional Genomics leading to a doctoral degree in Natural (Dr. rer. nat.) or Technical (Dr. Techn.) Sciences. Doctoral candidates are expected to explore and address open research questions in the field of Bioinformatics, contribute to existing projects in the Institute for Biomedical Informatics, present their work at conferences, write scientific articles describing their findings, undertake duties in academic self-administration, and actively participate in the activities of the group.

How to apply:

Please, refer to for further details.

You will find links to two different calls at the bottom of the page.

Deadline: February 11, 2020

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