The Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine (DIDTM) in collaboration with the Institute of Translational Genomics at the Helmholtz Centre Munich are looking for a bioinformatics PhD student in the area of translational genomics.
The planned PhD project aims at identifying host genetic polymorphisms as well as transcriptomic signatures associated with patient differences in the tuberculosis treatment response and clinical outcomes using genome-wide association study (GWAS) and next-generation sequencing approaches. This personalised medicine project is embedded within the TB sequel study (https://www.tbsequel.org/), which studies the sequelae of tuberculosis in 1600 patients from 4 sub-Saharan African countries.
The PhD candidate will be primarily based in the “Infection & Immunity” research group at the DIDTM and associated DZIF international clinical trials unit, which specialises in large human cohort research in the field of vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics in infectious diseases.
Highly qualified and motivated applicants should hold the equivalent of a masters' degree in bioinformatics, computational biology, biostatistics or related fields. Candidates should display proficiency in English speaking and writing.
Our requirements are flexible for the right candidate although the following skills are an advantage :
- Programming skills in at least one programming language for biological data analysis
- Experience in the analysis of complex datasets such as GWAS or NGS as well as the ability to handle large datasets - Familiarity with common bioinformatics databases and tools and knowledge of fundamental biological and statistical concepts
For more details, or to apply, please see the following website: https://www.lmu-klinikum.de/stellenanzeigen/neue-stellenanzeige/1fb292e88b742436