Job:11 funded PhD positions IRTG 2403 "Dissecting and Reengineering the Regulatory Genome", Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
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The Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin invites you to apply for PhD positions within the DFG-funded International Research Training Group (IRTG) 2403 „Dissecting and Reengineering the Regulatory Genome“. In an alliance between Berlin institutions (led by Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) and Duke University, IRTG 2403 aims to teach the next generation of researchers a quantitative understanding of genome function and gene regulation within the context of biological systems.

We offer:

  • 11 new PhD positions with defined dissertation projects in the areas of
    • High-throughput genomics and editing (Supervisors: Dr. Andreas Mayer, Prof. Dr. Ana Pombo, Dr. Edda Schulz)
    • Computational biology and machine learning (Supervisors: Dr. Laleh Haghverdi, Dr. Martin Kircher, Prof. Dr. Uwe Ohler, Prof. Dr. Martin Vingron)
    • Developmental systems biology (Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Kerstin Kaufmann, Prof. Dr. Stefan Mundlos, Dr. Robert Zinzen)
  • Funding for three years, starting January 2022
  • Specialization in high quality postgraduate training embedded in an international network of leading scientists
  • Supervision by a German PI and supported by a US PI
  • Regular attendance at international conferences presenting their work
  • Carrying out research in their home as well as the US partner laboratories

We are looking for:

  • Highly motivated, committed candidates, passionate about research
  • Masters degree in a relevant subject (e.g. molecular biology, biochemistry, biological engineering, biophysics, bioinformatics, computational and systems biology)
  • Very good command of English, written and spoken
  • General willingness for a longer-term research stay at Duke University (USA).

How to apply:

If you meet the requirements and want to put in an application, please submit the following documents:

Please send your application quoting the reference number DR/095/21 by Sep 15, 2021. Please find contact details and further information on our website. Sucessful candidates will be invited for the assessment center that will take place partially in person as well as online beginning of October. If you have any questions about the program, please contact the coordinator Dr. Wiebke Skeffington.

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