The Femmunity study in the lab of Prof. Joachim L Schultze at the Department of Genomics & Immunoregulation at the Life & Medical Sciences (LIMES) Institute of the University of Bonn is looking for a

PhD candidate in functional genomics and bioinformatics

starting immediately for three years in the field of female immunology, functional genomics and single-cell transcriptomics.
The Femmunity study at the LIMES-Institute is seeking for a wet-lab scientist in the field of immunology, bioinformatics and systems biology with focus in female immunology. The successful candidate will be part of a team performing samples collection, wet-lab and bioinformatics analysis of functional and single-cell RNA-Seq data exploring immunological modifications of the peripheral female immune system during menstrual cycle and more.

Our requirements are

  • Strong background in immunology.
  • Expertise in wet-lab techniques, including primary cell culture and flow-cytometry.
  • Computer programming skills (R).
  • Experience in the analysis of single-cell RNA-Seq and bulk RNA-Seq is a big plus.
  • Master’s degree or equivalent.
  • Very good communications and writing skills in English.
  • Enthusiasm to work in a thriving academic research environment.
  • An interest to work in an international environment.
  • A collaborative attitude.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team.

What we have to offer

  • A challenging and versatile research project focusing on female immunology and menstrual cycle.
  • State of the art technologies to tackle important scientific and medical questions.
  • A thriving interdisciplinary research environment.
  • A fully established bioinformatics department with a lot of expertise.
  • Salary is paid according to German TV-L (E 13 65%).

The University of Bonn is an equal opportunities employer.

Application deadline: 31st of May 2022.
Complete applications in English should include a motivation letter (max. 1 page), a CV, a brief statement of research experiences and interests, list of publications (if applicable) and addresses of two referees and should be submitted in one pdf file to Dr. Tal Pecht (talpecht(at)uni-bonn(dot)de) with the application code “PhD-femmunity” by 31st of May 2022.

The LIMES Institute is part of the Faculty of Mathematical and Natural Sciences at the University of Bonn. The Institute has been established to foster molecular research spanning from immunology to metabolism using a broad spectrum of cutting-edge technologies including state-of –the-art genomic technologies.

The Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn is an international research university with a broad spectrum of disciplines. 200 years of history, around 38,000 students, more than 6,000 employees and an excellent reputation at home and abroad: The University of Bonn is one of the most important universities in Germany and has been awarded the title of Excellence University.

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