PhD scholarship

 PhD scholarship in Bioinformatics, Genomics and Life Science:

Update  on  May 25, 2018

 PhD Scholarship: Human Genomics

Humans migrated out-of-Africa over 60,000 years ago and spread to different parts of the globe. In this process human population was subsampled serially along the routes of the migration. This project will investigate the footprints of migrations manifested in the frequencies and patterns of genetic variations in human populations.

The current project focuses on a) investigating genetic relationships and gene flow between global human populations. b) estimating the mutational load in humans c) understanding the unique patterns of genetic variations in different human populations. All the above objectives will need to be examined in the context of human migrations out of Africa.


  • Domestic student or International student enrolled in or offered admisstion to a HDR program in USC
  • Bachelors Degree with First Class Honours, Masters degree with thesis/dissertation/research or equivalent previous study, relevant work experience, research publications, or other research experience
  • Not hold an equivalent qualification to the one currently being applied for

Selection criteria:

  • Academic qualifications – An honours or master’s degree in biological, physical or computational sciences is highly preferred; however, persons with a non-biology degree should have some basic understanding of genetics, evolution and molecular biology

Applications will be accepted by the Office of Research until 4pm on Friday 29/06/2018

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PhD scholarship in Microbiome Systems Biology

PhD position is available at the Department of Bio and Health Informatics (DTU Bioinformatics) at the Technical University of Denmark within the area of Metagenomics / Systems biology. The research at DTU Bioinformatics is focused on benefitting from the wealth of new data and data types being generated within biomedical and life sciences to improve human and animal health and develop solutions to problems of biotechnological and industrial interest.

Qualifications: Candidates should hold a master’s degree in bioinformatics or computational biology or systems biology or quantitative genomics or similar, preferably applied to humans and/or animal species. The candidate must have strong computational skills and experience with Unix/Linux command line environments, R programming, either Perl or Python or a comparable scripting language. Candidates must have academic training (or) experience with Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), preferably metagenomic and metatranscriptomic data analysis. The applicant must be a good communicator and strong in written as well as spoken English.

Please submit your online application no later than 5 June 2018.

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Posted on May 23, 2018

International PhD program of the Fribourg Graduate School of Life Sciences, Switzerland

The Fribourg Graduate School of Life Sciences (FGLS) is an interdisciplinary, international graduate school, which offers a coordinated doctoral program in life sciences at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. It addresses doctoral students in the fields of biology, biochemistry, molecular medicine, chemistry, physics, bioinformatics, and mathematics who have a life science focus. State-of-the-art theoretical and experimental research will lead to a PhD in science.

Currently, we are recruiting students in the fields of:
• Behavioral Neurosciences (Sprecher Lab)
• Molecular and cellular neurobiology (Sprecher Lab)
• Chromatin function in development (Wicky Lab)
• Lipid Homeostasis (Schneiter Lab)
• Computational Biophysics and Biochemistry (Vanni Lab)

Candidates are requested to send by email a SINGLE PDF application including a CV, a brief statement of their research interests, a copy of their Master diploma (with grades), and names of three referees to  Mrs Adeline Guélat Department of Biology

Application is open until May 31st, 2018.

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PhD Studentship:  Bioinformatics

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affects over 400,000 people in the UK. While the majority of patients with RA show a primary response to biologic anti-TNF therapy about 30% do not, and the majority of patients do not achieve a sustained response. It is fundamental to understand the signaling pathways responsible for the pathology of RA to identify new therapeutic approaches. The project will focus on the impact of a specific protein, NLRP3, on innate cell function associated with RA. In particular, understanding pathways responsible for TNF-receptor resistant inflammatory responses.

As part of the Bath Centre for Therapeutic Innovation, the candidate will be joining two research teams that will provide training to enable the student to work across boundaries of in vitro lab based methods (cell culture, protein biochemistry, fluorescent imaging) in the group of Dr Amanda MacKenzie and bioinformatics approaches in the group of Professor Mark Lindsay.

Subject areas: Biochemistry; Bioinformatics; Biophysics; Cell Biology / Development; Genetics; Immunology; Medical / Clinical Science; Molecular Biology; Pharmacology / Toxicology.

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Posted on May 21, 2018

PhD student position in computational design of RNA molecules

 We are looking for a junior scientist, interested in software development, bioinformatics, molecular modeling and design, and motivated to develop a career in an interdisciplinary and international team.   The project “Development of new methods for designing RNA molecules that fold into desired spatial structures and their use for development of new functional RNAs and for prediction of noncoding RNAs in transcriptome sequences” (PI: prof. Janusz Bujnicki) is carried out as the OPUS 2017/25/B/NZ2/01294 grant of the Polish National Science Center. The PhD student will be selected from candidates in an open competition, according to the procedure complying the rules for granting scholarships for young scientists in research projects funded by the National Science Centre (NCN Council Resolution No. 96/2016 dated. October 27, 2016 r.)


  • MSc degree (or equivalent) in one of the fields: computer science, physics, molecular biology, chemistry or related area (defended before the start of the work on the project).
  • Eligibility for PhD studies in Poland under the supervision of prof. Bujnicki
  • Documented experience in programming (preferably Python and/or C/C++). However, knowledge of Python or C/C++ is not mandatory, and experience with other programming languages will also be considered, but the candidate must be willing to learn C/C++.
  • A proactive approach to achieving tasks and objectives, good interpersonal skills, collaborative attitude.

We will collect applications until May 31st 2018

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 PhD position in Ecology (Bioinformatics)

PhD position in Ecology The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science (Umeå University, Sweden) invites applicants for a PhD position focused on drivers for occurrence of potentially pathogenic bacteria in aquatic environments. You are expected to begin your position in autumn 2018. Application deadline is 31 August 2018.

The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science opens a PhD student position focused on drivers for occurrence of potentially pathogenic bacteria in aquatic environments. These bacteria are also often predation resistant to protozoa. A challenging theory is that there is an eco-evolutionary link between the bacteria´s life in aquatic environments and pathogenicity in humans.

Qualifications: To be admitted for PhD studies the applicant is required to have completed a second-cycle level degree, or completed course requirements of at least 240 ECTS credits, of which at least 60 ECTS credits are at second-cycle level, or have an equivalent education from abroad, or equivalent qualifications.

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Posted on May 18, 2018

PhD studentship: Gut microbiome

More than 60% of the UK population are either overweight or obese.  Obesity increases the risk of developing a whole host of diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and certain cancer, and this poses a burden on NHS resources and the UK economy as a whole. Development of obesity stem from a combination of factors, including diet, lifestyle and environment, and genetic/epigenetic factors.

This project will use a mouse model to examine the effect of manipulating the diet and modifying environmental condition on the composition of the gut microbiota – and how the change in gut microbiota composition influences metabolisms and metabolic processes in genetically susceptible knockout mice.  The study will broaden our understanding of mechanisms that bring about the development of metabolic diseases, and help design intervention strategies to improve lifelong health.

We welcome applications from those who hold a relevant first-class or upper-second-class honours degree; a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline would be advantageous. Applicants must be self-motivated, well organised, is able to work independently and as part of a research team, and has apassion for scientific research.

Closing date:7th June 2018

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PhD Studentship: Bioscience

Changes in vaginal microbiota that are associated with preterm birth (PTB) leave specific microfloral and metabolite fingerprints that can be detected in the cervicovaginal fluid (CVF) using microbiomics and metabolomics techniques. Our team recently characterized and validated some of these differences by 1H-nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR), enzyme-based biochemical testing and 16S RNA microbiome sequencing (Stafford…Anumba, Frontiers In Physiology, 2018; Amabebe, Stafford… Anumba, Metabolomics. 2016). This project will further explore these intriguing observations and determine and examine the biological differences in the vaginal metabolome and microbiome (16S metagenomics) of UK and South African women, while also examining some of their biological properties in in vitro models.

The project will use cell lines and primary cells obtained from women, and compare metabolic and innate immune response profiles to a mock microbial community made up of common vaginal pathogens (associated with preterm birth, PTB e.g. bacterial vaginosis) and commensal bacteria (Lactobacilli that dominate the healthy vaginal microbiota) in order to investigate how they promote cervico-vaginal health (biosis) or infection/inflammation (dysbiosis), particularly in respect of inflammation-associated preterm birth.

Candidates must have a first or upper second-class honors degree in Science (Physiology / Molecular Biology / Pathology / Immunology). Experience in techniques such as spectroscopy, metabolomics, mass spectrophotometry, microbiome profiling, basic bioinformatics or immunochemistry would be desirable.

Closes:     15th June 2018

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Posted on May 16, 2018

PhD Fellowship in Bioinformatics

The project will be done in the lab of Dr. Konstantin Khodosevich at University of Copenhagen in cooperation with the lab of Peter Kharchenko at Harvard Medical School. Our lab is interested in brain development and how developmental mechanisms could be employed in brain regeneration. In particular, we are interested in neuronal differentiation and maturation during brain development in terms of gene expression, functional properties and connectivity.

The hired PhD student will work mainly on single cell and bulk transcriptomics analysis of neurons during brain development in normal and disordered human brains and in mouse models.
We expect you to be a highly motivated and highly ambitious scientist with the following qualifications:
  • A Master of Science in Computational Biology, preferably with connection to Neuroscience
  • Experience in gene expression analysis using RNAseq
  • Knowledge of programming
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken
  • Previous experience in single cell transcriptomics will be considered as advantage

Application deadline: 31 May 2018.

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PhD Candidate in Genomics and Bioinformatics

At Radboud University, we do research and teach programmes covering the full width of the academic spectrum. We do this on a green, modern campus with state-of-the-art facilities. The atmosphere on campus is open and personal, which stimulates colleagues to share their knowledge beyond the boundaries of their own discipline. It encourages all to look further, to see more.

The aim of this project is to identify the key transcriptional circuitry and hierarchy that determine epithelial cell fates, specifically of epidermal and corneal limbal cells, and those affected in disease. As a PhD student you will perform analyses of transcriptomics, epigenomics (ChIP-seq and ATAC-seq) and proteomics in combination with computational modelling (supported by our computational experts). You will use mature epidermal keratinocytes, corneal limbal/epithelial cells and induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) differentiation as cellular models for multi-omics analyses.

What we expect from you

  • a Master’s degree in molecular or cellular biology, molecular life sciences or a related field;
  • experience in one or more of the following areas: molecular biology and cell biology techniques, generation and analysis of next generation sequencing data, single-cell approaches, mammalian genomics and gene regulation;
  • experience in stem cell culture and/or computational analysis is preferred but not required;
  • excellent communication skills in written and spoken English

Application deadline: 19 June 2018

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Posted on May 14, 2018

Graduate student position (Bioinformatics)

The Vahedi laboratory is part of the Department of Genetics, Perelman School of Medicine, at the University of Pennsylvania. We are also members of the Institute for Immunology and Epigenetics Institute. Our laboratory is multidisciplinary, integrating computational and experimental approaches to develop a single to collective cell understanding of gene regulation in immune cells.

We blend epigenomics, human and mouse genetics, immunology, and computational biology to pursue a new understanding of gene regulation in the immune system. We generate genome-wide maps of chromatin in T lymphocytes. We are interested in regulators of T cell development and also T cell engagement in autoimmune disorders such as psoriasis and type 1 diabetes. We use bulk assays such as ChIP-seq, HiChIP, ATAC-seq, and RNA-seq in addition to cutting-edge single-cell assays such as single-cell (sc)ATAC-seq and scRNA-seq.

The general research goal is to develop statistical signal processing and machine learning methods, apply them to analyze high-dimensional genomics data, and generate multiscale causal models. We are interested in both practical and theoretical aspects of computational biology. We are particularly interested in novel tools for the analysis of single-cell ATAC and RNA-seq data generated in the lab using C1 Fluidigm platform. Programming experience in Python, R, or C++, and proficiency in Linux are preferred.

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PhD studentships available in transcriptional regulation at the Biomedical Center

The studentships are at the Biomedical Center ( and are associated with the Faculty of Medicine and the Graduate Program in Molecular Life Sciences.  The graduate program is a joint program between research groups at the University of Iceland and research organizations associated with the University. The main objective of GPMLS is to create a dynamic interdisciplinary educational program and to advance research and education in the field of molecular life sciences. The program offers research and education opportunities in a stimulating environment for students working towards MSc or PhD.

We are looking for two highly qualified and motivated researchers for Ph.D. positions focusing on transcription regulation during melanocyte proliferation and in mouse embryonic stem cells, at the University of Iceland, Reykjavík.  The projects are supported by the University of Iceland Doctoral Fund for three years.

Qualification requirements:

  • We are looking for excellent students with a MSc degree in cell biology, biochemistry or a related discipline.
  • Good experience working on research in a laboratory setting on molecular biology and cell biology assays.
  • Experience and skills in mammalian cell culture are essential
  • Good Computer skills.

The application deadline is through the 22nd May, 2018

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Posted on May 11, 2018

PhD position in population genomics and ancient DNA

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.

The PhD position will be financed by a Vetenskapsrådet starting grant awarded to Dr. Torsten Günther and the research will be conducted within the Human Evolution Program at the Department of Organismal Biology (Evolutionary Biology Center, Uppsala University). The Günther group is specifically studying the prehistory of humans in Europe and the genomic history of animal domestication while developing and improving population genomic and bioinformatic methods to analyze palaeogenomic data.

Requirements: A Masters degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field is required. The ideal candidate is highly motivated with thorough education and strong interest in evolutionary genetics/genomics, population genetics and bioinformatics. Previous experience with large-scale genetic data analysis, ancient DNA, and scripting/programming is advantageous. Mathematical, computational and statistical training is also advantageous. Candidates must be fluent in English.

Last application date     17.Jun.2018

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Bioinformatics PhD position at the Evolutionary and Functional Genomics

The Evolutionary and Functional Genomics Lab led by Josefa González is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to join our research team at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC-UPF) in Barcelona, Spain.  The candidate will join a research team of four postdoctoral students, three PhD students, and a lab technician. Our laboratory is part of the Comparative and Computational Genomics Research Program at IBE, and it is part of the PRBB (

The PhD thesis will investigate the role of transposable elements in environmental adaptation in Anopheles mosquitoes. The tasks include de novo assembly of Anopheles genomes, de novo annotation of transposable elements in the newly assembled genomes, and identification of signatures of selection in the Anopheles genomes.

Qualifications:  A master in Bioinformatics or a related field, good programming skills, and good writing skills are required. Previous research experience will be considered.


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Posted on May 09, 2018

PhD Position in Health/ Biomedical Sciences

A funded PhD position is available at the University of Auckland, in the COSMOS group. The University’s Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences is rated among the top 1% of Clinical and Biomedical teaching and research institutions globally (2017 QS World University Rankings) and the COSMOS group has a proven track record of conducting world-class translational, clinical, and epidemiological research. The project includes a set of studies with a particular focus on obesity and diabetes after diseases of the exocrine pancreas. It is envisaged that the project will result in several publications in top international biomedical peer-reviewed journals.

The suitable candidate will have:
• MD (or equivalent medical degree) or a Master degree with First Class Honours in health (or biomedical) sciences
• Grade Point Average (GPA) of 7.5 or higher
• An interest in/knowledge of metabolism, diabetes, obesity, and pancreatic diseases
• Demonstrated capacity to exercise initiative and meet milestones
• Excellent organisational, communication, and interpersonal skills
• Commitment to working as part of a dedicated team

Send your application directly to Associate Professor Max Petrov, through his email address:

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PhD position on modelling of anaerobic synthetic communities

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) Domain Applied and Engineering Sciences (AES), recently granted a four-year research project “Syngas to High-Value Chemicals” within the context of the NWO program ‘Closed cycles – Transition to a circular economy’.   There will be three PhD candidates working on the project each of them focused on: (1) wet-lab approaches and physiology of anaerobic mixed cultures, (2) dry-lab approaches, namely the construction and validation of multiple genome-scale constraint-based, (3) chemical and enzymatic upgrading of the molecules generated in the biological process.

We are looking for We are searching for an enthusiastic and motivated PhD candidate to perform dry-lab activities within project (2). Dry-lab tasks include: construction of multiple genome-scale constraint-based (CB) metabolic models, validation of CB models with experimental data, analysis of carbon-flows (and other metabolites) in the consortia, generation of hypotheses for improving the performance of the microbial consortia.

We ask

– Master in Bioinformatics / Computational Biology with strong computational/bioinformatics affinity.
– knowledge on bioinformatics, genome and transcriptome analyses, metabolic modelling.
– Knowledge on anaerobic microbial physiology as  is a plus.
– Fluency in English (both spoken and written).
– Good communication and presentation capabilities.

Application deadline: 30th of May 2018.

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Posted on May 07, 2018

PhD student position in speciation genomics

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.  PhD student position in speciation genomics is available at the Department of Ecology and Genetics, the Evolutionary Biology program, Uppsala University.

Qualifications required: To be eligible for a PhD-student position the applicant must hold a master degree (or equivalent) in evolutionary biology, genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, or another relevant field. Knowledge in bioinformatics and/or programming is necessary. The candidate must be fluent in both spoken and written English.

Qualifications desired: We are looking for a highly motivated student, and in addition to scientific skills within the subject area, great emphasis will be placed on personal skills such as communication and collaboration skills, ability to work independently, scientific maturity and creativity. Experience in analyses of next-generation sequencing data is desirable, as is familiarity with population genetic and/or molecular evolutionary analyses.

Last application date     10.May.2018

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Doctoral (PhD) student position in analysis of adipose tissue vascular stromal transcriptome

Research group The research group of Christer Betsholtz is located at the Integrated Cardio Metabolic Centre (ICMC) at Karolinska Institutet in Huddinge (20 minutes train ride from Stockholm City). We perform state-of-the-art research in vascular biology. Ongoing research projects apply single cell RNA-sequencing, bioinformatics and morphological analyses of the vasculature from different organs with the aim to learn about organ-specific vascular physiology and pathophysiology.

The PhD project concerns analysis of the vasculature of adipose tissue in humans and mouse. The work of the student will span from tissue analysis by various morphological methods, such as immunofluorescence and microscopy, to tissue dissociation and single cell sorting, single cell RNA sequencing, in vitro culturing of stromal cells, analysis of cell differentiation and metabolism in culture and pharmacological treatment of cultured cells and experimental animals.

General entry requirements
A person meets the general entry requirements for doctoral/third-cycle/PhD education (according to Higher Education Ordinance Chapt 7, section 39) if he/she:

  1. has been awarded advanced/second-cycle/master qualification (i.e. master degree) or
  2. has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle/master level, or
  3. has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

Last application date     14.May.2018

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Posted on May 04, 2018

PhD position in plant molecular biology/genomics

A PhD position is available at the Department of Biology. The appointment has a duration of 3 years with the possibility of 1 year extension with 25% teaching duties in agreement with the department. The position is financed by the FRIMEDBIO program of the Norwegian Research Council (RCN) and will be linked to the project “A receptor like kinase (LRR-RLK) sensing sugars and tuning plant growth and immunity”.

The strategy of the Department of Biology is to understand biological processes of life for sustainable use and conservation of the environment. The Department has an interdisciplinary approach to education and research that is deeply rooted in environmental and evolutionary biology as important links between the different sub-disciplines (cell- and molecular biology, systems biology, physiology, ethology, ecology, population genetics, marine sciences, aquaculture, biodiversity and environmental toxicology).

Qualifications: The applicant must have an MSc (or equivalent) in cell/molecular biology/genomics or plant physiology/biochemistry. Wet lab experience is expected and skills in computational biology/ bioinformatics is advantageous. Successful candidate should be dedicated and creative, with a strong ability to work problem-oriented. The applicant must have good social skills, a proactive attitude, ability to co-operate and interact as well as to work independently.

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PhD student (full-time position) in Biomedical Image Analysis

The MAX DELBRÜCK CENTER FOR MOLECULAR MEDICINE in the Helmholtz Association (MDC) and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have joined forces in the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH), an independent and unique biomedical research institute that supports cooperative, interdisciplinary projects carried out by basic scientists and clinicians at Charité and MDC. At its core is the idea of a shared research space to combine translational research with an overarching systems medicine approach to bridge the gap between basic research and clinical application.

Required qualifications:

  • M.Sc. or equivalent in computer science, mathematics, physics, or a related field
  • ability to think and learn independently
  • proficiency in a programming language such as Python, C++, or Java
  • expertise and experience in image analysis and machine learning are a plus
  • good communication skills in spoken and written English
  • prior knowledge of German is not required.

Applications should be submitted via email to by May 20, 2018 indicating Application Kainmueller Lab.

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Posted on May 02, 2018

Six PhD Positions in Diabetes Research at the Helmholtz Center : Munich, Germany

The International Helmholtz Research School for Diabetes is at the center of cutting-edge scientific research at the Helmholtz Diabetes Center in Munich and its partner institution, the Alberta Diabetes Institute in Canada. We offer research projects that enable the development of innovative strategies for the identification of molecular mechanisms, prediction tools, and therapeutic strategies of type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

We offer up to 6 PhD positions, 3 year employment contracts with the Helmholtz Center Munich and a doctorate from the Technical University of Munich to highly qualified and motivated students of all nationalities.

The diversity of (epi-)genetic and environmental factors underlying diabetes, as well as the secondary complications resulting from this systemic disease, require highly skilled researchers who will translate fundamental research into clinical solutions for patients. We invite young scientists holding a Master’s degree and a strong interest in diabetes, endocrinology, molecular biology, (epi-) genetics, public health studies, life sciences, epidemiology, computational biology, clinical research and related areas to apply to the International Helmholtz Research School for Diabetes.

What we are looking for:
• Exceptional students holding a Master’s degree and a strong interest in diabetes, endocrinology, molecular biology, (epi-) genetics, public health studies, life sciences, epidemiology, computational biology, clinical research and related areas
• Excellent English language proficiency, both written and spoken

Application deadline: 29th June 2018

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PhD fellowship (3 years) in developmental biology (epitranscriptomics)

Global challenges demand new insight, innovative solutions and local legitimacy. Nord University is a young university with strong regional ties and a global perspective. We are committed to delivering relevant educational programmes and research, with a focus on blue and green growth, innovation and entrepreneurship, and welfare, health and education. Nord University has 12,000 students and 1,200 employees at nine study locations in central and northern Norway.

The successful candidate will join the project Innate Control of Early Embryonic Development, funded by Research Council of Norway (FriPro Toppforsk program). This cutting-edge project investigates regulatory mechanisms governing the transfer, modifications, and execution of parental developmental instruction at the onset of embryonic development. Zebrafish and medaka are vertebrate animal models. The approach is based on combination of highthroughput analyses of genetic and epigenetic information with functional genomics. The project’s consortium consists of internationally renowned academic experts in transcriptomics, proteomics, functional genomics, RNA biology, fish reproductive and developmental biology, epigenomics, and epitranscriptomics.

The candidate should have an MSc degree (or equivalent) in natural sciences, preferably in one of the following fields: Developmental biology; Molecular cell biology; Genomics; Bioinformatics.  Education and experience in one or more of the following areas is required: molecular developmental biology, RNA biology, transcriptomics, or genomics.  Hands-on experience in RNA-seq, RNA bioinformatics, epigenomics, epitranscriptomics, noncoding RNAs, or zebrafish development are advantageous for the position.

Deadline  29.06.2018

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Posted on April 30, 2018

PhD position in Biomedical Sciences

The Laboratory for Cell Death Research & Therapy, at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium; within the frame of the EOS programme, “DECODE” – “Refining Cancer Cell Death and Danger Signals for the Improvement of Immunotherapy”, seeks a highly motivated PhD student.

We are seeking a suitable candidate within the context of the ‘DECODE’ Consortium, funded through the Excellence of Science (EOS) programme of the Belgian FWO/FNRS (for more details, see: and Our “DECODE Consortium” brings together research groups from University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Ghent University (UGent), University of Louvain (UCL) and The Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI). DECODE’s research aims are located at the interface of the immunobiology of cell death processes and cancer immunotherapy.

• You hold a Master’s degree in Biotechnology/Biological Sciences/Life Sciences/Biomedical Sciences or related fields, obtained from a recognized University.
• You have demonstrated following practical skills: basic molecular and/or cellular biology techniques, flow cytometry analyses, animal cell culture, basic research data handling and statistical analyses.
• You have solid demonstrable theoretical knowledge of: Molecular Cell Biology, Cancer Biology, Immunology and Basic anatomy.

PhD position in the area of cancer cell biology

The University of Cologne offers a wide range of sc ientific disciplines and internationally leading pr ofile areas  organized in six faculties. At the Faculty of Medic ine 1.800 scientists are engaged in research, rangi ng from  basic  sciences  to  clinical  application,  as  well  as  teaching  and  health  care.  Together  with  the  Univers ity  Hospital Cologne the faculty maintains 58 clinics,  research institutes and centres. 3.400 students stu dy in this  dynamic  and  innovative  environment.

The  Department  of Translational  Genomics  and  the CECAD   in  the  new  research  group  of Dr.  Silvia  von  Karstedt is seeking applications for a part-time (6 5 %)   PhD position in the area of cancer cell biology  to  be  employed  under  a  limited-time  contract  should   start  in  September  2018  (third-party  funding,  Febr uary  2020).  The group offers the full spectrum of excitement an d challenges that come along with the establishment  of a  junior research lab; the laboratory’s research focu ses on understanding molecular processes that give  cancer  cells  with  certain  mutations  a  competitive  survival   advantage  over  others  following  a  “survival-of-the -fittest”  principle.

A profound knowledge of cancer cell biology, prior  research experience and the ability to drive projec ts and a  high  degree  of  enthusiasm  for  cancer  research  are  a   prerequisite  for  this  position.  In  addition,  a  mas ter’s  degree in a relevant field, such as cell biology, b iology or biochemistry is required.   We offer a great environment as part of the Departm ent of Translational Genomics and the CECAD, intens ive  mentoring and multiple interactions with global lea ders in cancer research.

We prefer online applications , but you also have the opportunity to apply via re gular mail   by May the 20 th , 2018.

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Posted on April 27, 2018

PhD Candidate in Genomics of Pancreatic Cancer and Pancreatic development

With more than 25 departments and 13 institutes (1,150 beds), the University Medical Center Ulm is a leading health care provider in southwest germany. We provide inpatient treatment to about 44,000 patients each year. Our outpatient cases amount to approximately 60,000. We attach great importance to qualified employees who ensure extremely high quality in the treatment of our patients by the use of the latest scientific knowledge and who enjoy their work.  Instantly, we are looking for a PhD Candidate in Genomics of Pancreatic Cancer and Pancreatic development  for our joint project with RWTH Aachen University.

We invite applicants for a PhD candidate position in methods for integrative analysis of transcriptomic and genomic data for characterization of stem cells and cancer progression. Candidates will perform research on methods, for integrative analysis of transcriptome, exome sequencing and methylome from mouse and human Pancreatic tumours and differentiating human pluripotent stem cell cultures. Applicants should hold a M.Sc. in Bioinformatics or Computer Science. Experience in the analysis of transcriptomic or genomic data is required. The candidate should have solid programming skills (C, Python and/or R) and acquaintance with Linux.

 Application deadline: 20.06.2018

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Two PhD position in Computational Biology ( Ecological Modelling)

The Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz IZW) in Berlin is Germany’s premier wildlife  research institute. The Leibniz IZW focuses on the life  histories and mechanisms of evolutionary adapt a- tions  of  mammals  and  birds,  their  limits  and  their  conservation  in  natural  and  anthropogenically  influ- enced  environments.   The  institute  operates  within  the  fields  of  evolutionary  ecology,  evolutionary  g e- netics , wildlife diseases, reproduction biology and reproduction management.

The aim of both projects is to better understand how and when environmental conditions shape fitness – related traits (e.g. survival probability) , and how environmentally driven variation in fitness -related traits  in turn affects population and community dynamics. By investigating these questions at the level of ind i- viduals  and  populations/communities,  using  data -driven  analyses,  simulations  and  me ta-analyses,  we   aim to advance the general understanding of how different levels of organization respond to changes in  environments.

Prerequisites  for both positions:
•    Completed  university  degree  (Master  of  Science  or  Diploma)   in  ecological  modelling,   behavioural  ecology, evolutionary ecology, computational biology or bioinformatics;
•    Excellent programming sk ills in R;
•    A solid background in statistical analyses and modelling;
•    Reliability, high motivation and efficiency; ability to work independently and as part of a team;
•    Proficiency in English  (oral and written)

Applicants  should  submit  1)  a  letter  of   motivation  in  which  they  indicate  to  which  project  they  apply, and highlight particular skills for this position, 2) a CV, 3) copies of relevant degrees, 4) a potential list of  publications and 5) the names and contact details of two referees before or  latest April  15,  2018 via the  IZW’s online -job -market. Interviews will take place on the  24 th  of April .

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Posted on April 25, 2018

PhD position in In Silico Medicine

The  MEMODYN  project aims  at  studying  memory,  in  its  natural  dynamic  setting,  as  a journey  in  the  making. The  two  key  characters  in  this  journey  are  learning and  consolidation; these processes are known to interact but have hitherto been studied in  isolation.  The  perspective  of  this  project  enables  them  to  be understood,  for  the  first  time,  under  the  influence  of  their  inherent interactions ,  and  in  the  context  of  brain  maturation and ageing.

The  goal  of  the  Ph.D.  project  will  be  twofold: first,  implement  a  multimodal  data  management  and  sharing  system  for  the  whole  MEMODYN  consortium and,  second,  tailor machine learning algorithm s for the  classification MR images.  The database part will rely on the open – source  Orthanc ecosystem for medical imaging,  with support provided by the  Osimis spin – off company. The machine learning part will focus on the  improvement of so – called “searchlight” (SL)  approaches for the decoding of (functional) MR images. As they consist in exploring the  whole  brain  volume  by  highlighting  only  a  small  region  around  each  voxel,  this  processing is computationally expensive.

Qualifications and requirements: Advanced  knowledge  in  computer  programming  is requested , with  knowledge  of  Matlab and/or   Python a   plus.  E xperience in   medical   data base   organization,  neuroimaging  and/or  machine  learning  w ould  be  advantageous. Mastery  of  English  is  also requirement .  Candidate   should   be  skilled,  highly motivated ,   have  excellent  communication  and  organizational  skills,  able  to  work  independently  and  as  part  of  a  team . The  candidate should have  a  Master  degree in  a  discipline  related  to  the  topics  of  the  call ,   i.e. computer science or   engineering , or   be   ready   to   demonstrate   their  programming   skills. He/she should  also  be  interested in uncovering  mechanisms  underlying  the  human memory .  Prior  knowledge  of  this  particular  research  area  is  not mandatory though .

Applicants are invited to respond as soon as possible and no later than June 30 , 2018.

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PhD position in Systems Biology

We are an established, DFG-funded Emmy Noether Research Group at the Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine, Göttingen.  We offer a PhD position in systems biology of chronic pain.  Our translational research focuses on the molecular underpinnings of painful pathologies in vertebrates. Specifically, in the last years, we have setup a successful interdisciplinary workflow for the discovery of proteome dynamics involved in chronic pain.

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic candidate with strong interest in biochemical and disease-related research. Previous knowledge and/or hands-on experience in liquid chromatography (LC) and mass spectrometry (MS)-based proteomics is a definitive plus (the candidate will get further trained to analyze samples using state-of-the-art LC-MS instrumentation, i.e. QE-HFX).

The qualified candidate will benefit from working in the excellent, dynamic and international environment of the Max-Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine, which is embedded in the vivid collaborative structure of the Göttingen Research Campus (for more information please visit the institute’s website and the Göttingen Research Campus website). Further, the selected candidate will have the opportunity to take part in ongoing collaborations with biotechnological companies.

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Posted on April 23, 2018

PhD position in Molecular evolution

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.

Within this PhD project you will study how unicellular eukaryotes (protists) adapt to new environments. Mainly the group diplomonads and their relatives will be studied. These organisms are found in oxygen-poor environments, some of which are pathogens for humans and other animals, while others are free living. We are interested in how this diversification has taken place and more generally how eukaryotes adapt to different environments.  Bioinformatic methods that will be used are assembly of genomic sequences and comparative genomic analyzes of various types. The project may also contain laboratory work.

Requirements: Master degree in Bioinformatics, Molecular biology, Biotechnology, or equivalent.  Experiences in bioinformatic work in Linux/equivalent environment and script programming are desired. Experience of analysis of large-scale sequence data is an advantage. Experience in laboratory work is an advantage, but not a requirement. Strong written and oral communication skills are required.

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Doctoral student in systems biocatalysis

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

The Syrén lab ( is currently recruiting a PhD-student in systems biocatalysis for the project “Integrate” funded by the Swedish Research Council (VR). The research area of the PhD-student is centered on the design and development of in vitro enzyme cascades, to expand nature’s current capabilities with respect to natural product biosynthesis. To achieve this, the successful candidate will capitalize on enzyme discovery based on retrobiocatalysis and predictions from metabolic modeling, to discover novel promiscuous enzyme functions. Enzyme design and engineering tools developed at KTH will be utilized to expand catalytic versatilities of biocatalyst.

The successful candidate will join the biocatalysis team of this multidisciplinary project, to work in close collaboration with research groups at the forefront of metabolic engineering and biocatalysis at KTH (Paul Hudson and Per-Olof Syrén) and at University of Greifswald (Prof. Uwe T. Bornscheuer). With a growing population and a decline in the available natural resources on our planet, there is an urgent need for green options to traditional petroleum-based, harsh chemical synthesis. This project constitutes an innovative bridge between the fields of metabolic engineering and biocatalysis, to enable generation of novel and sustainable fine chemicals, biofuels and materials by versatile cell factories.

Last application date     03.May.2018

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Posted on April 20, 2018

PhD Position in Biomedicine/ Bioinformatics

We are a highly motivated and multidisciplinary team at the VIB-UAntwerp Center for Molecular Neurology looking for an enthusiastic colleague who wants to perform his/her PhD study on the identification of novel causative genes for Mendelian disorders.  One of the main topics of our lab is gene discovery in neuromuscular disorders. Using single-gene mutations as perturbations, we aim to provide a direct route to the biology of these debilitating diseases and offer management and treatment opportunities.

Pre-doctoral candidates are expected to have:

  • Master degree in medicine or biomedicine;
  • Strong interest in human genetics;
  • Knowledge in neurology or bioinformatics or biostatistics would be an advantage;
  • Ability to summarize data extracted from the literature, define research objectives, show self-motivation, flexibility and team spirit;
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills.

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PhD student in Synthetic Biology/Metabolic Engineering

Chr. Hansen in Hørsholm is currently looking for creative dynamic, innovative and motivated graduate student (master level) in the field of Synthetic Biology / Metabolic Engineering to take on a PhD position in the Bacterial Physiology Department in the Discovery Function.

Polysaccharides (PS) from lactic acid bacteria (LAB) have valuable applications in the dairy industry. In the production of fermented milks and some cheeses polysaccharide contribute to the texture, mouth-feel, perception, stability and yield of the final product. More recently health promoting properties of EPS have also been proposed.

AIMS of this project are stated below:  
i) Construction of optimized hosts capable of producing EPS (of lactococcal and/or streptococcal origins)
ii) Identifying metabolic limitations/bottlenecks for overproduction of EPS
iii) Identifying, designing and incorporation of genetic switches for modulating EPS production in the constructed strains.
iv) Constructing novel EPS gene clusters for improved rheological properties in dairy applications.
Your qualifications
We seek candidates with sound, in-depth understanding of microbial physiology, biochemistry and genetic engineering. The position requires good communication skills and multidisciplinary collaboration. Further, you have:
  • MSc degree in Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Microbial Biotechnology, Biochemistry or similar.
  • In-depth understanding of microbial physiology and metabolism
  • Hands-on experience with genetic engineering and molecular biology
  • Experience in bioinformatics will be positively assessed

Deadline for applications is April 29th.

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Posted on April 18, 2018

PhD position in Computational Biology

The lab of Prof Pieter Van Vlierberghe is interested in the molecular biology of childhood leukemia. Currently, we are looking for a PhD student that wants to work on a project that aims to decipher the role of the epigenetic regulator LEDGF/PSIP1 in the pathogenesis of T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Initial observations suggest that LEDGF might act as a tumor suppressor in the biology of this disease. The candidate will use a conditional Ledgf/Psip1 knockout mouse model to study the role of this epigenetic regulator during malignant T cell transformation in vivo. In addition, epigenetic profiling of mouse and human leukemia cell lines will be used to decipher the molecular mechanism by which LEDGF contributes to leukemogenesis.

Profile of the candidate

  •  Candidates should have a master degree in bio-engineering.
  •  Interest, affinity and ideally previous experience in computational biology/bio-informatic analysis of sequencing data sets during master thesis
  •  Broad interest in Epigenetics and Cancer Biology

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PhD scholarship in Bioscience

The PhD project which will apply a newly developed “DNASHAPE” method where short nucleic acid strands are acting as “synthetic antibodies” to quantify quality related ingredients in milk in a one-step reaction.  The project will investigate the applicability of the DNASHAPE method to benefit quality control in the food industry via rapid measurement of key quality related characteristics of milk and dairy products, including mimicking human sensory perception of quality in particular, in downstream consumer focused dairy products, in addition to including detecting microbes, fungi and toxin contamination.

Qualifications and specific competences: Applicants to the PhD position must have a relevant Master’s degree in molecular biology or nanoscience or equivalent. Competences in next generation sequencing and bioinformatics will be an advantage but not obligatory.

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Posted on April 16, 2018

PhD student position in studies of metabolic and vascular high-dimensional data

We are recruiting a student for doctoral education. After a candidate is selected, an admission process commences. The candidate is admitted as a student once an individual study plan for the doctoral education has been approved by the departmental admission board.

The research groups of Björkegren and Betsholtz are located at the Integrated Cardio Metabolic Centre (ICMC) at Karolinska Institutet in Huddinge (20 minutes train ride from Stockholm City). We are performing state-of-the-art research in heart disease, vascular and metabolic tissues using high-dimensional data from next-generation sequencing. Ongoing research projects are using single cell RNA-seq and mouse models to understand atherosclerosis and other cardiometabolic diseases. We rely heavily on bioinformatics, data mining and statistics to analyze the large amounts of sequencing data that we generate.

The PhD project concerns development and application of bioinformatic analyses focusing on single cell RNA-seq data. Together with other members of the groups, the PhD student will perform bioinformatic analyses on RNA-seq data.

General entry requirements
A person meets the general entry requirements for doctoral/third-cycle/PhD education (according to Higher Education Ordinance Chapt 7, section 39) if he/she:

  1. has been awarded advanced/second-cycle/master qualification (i.e. master degree) or
  2. has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle/master level, or
  3. has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

Last application date     07.May.2018

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PhD position in Modeling and Simulation of Chemical Senses

Mammals have developed mechanisms to communicate chemical information from the environment inside the cell and provide an evolutionary advantage in avoiding or seeking the chemical signatures of foods, mates, toxins. In humans, chemosensation is mediated by two different sensory systems: the olfactory and the taste systems.

The computational research will be mainly carried out at the Forschungszentrum Jülich, which is one of the largest research centers in Germany, with excellent scientific equipment and leading European computational resources, located on a green campus, and near the cultural centers Köln, Düsseldorf, and Aachen.

The suitable candidate for this position is an outstanding, motivated young scientist, who holds a master in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Physics or related disciplines. Excellent knowledge of the English language (both written and oral) is required. Familiarity with the Unix operating, as well as with basic tools from molecular modeling and simulation, is a plus.

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Posted on April 13, 2018

PhD student Position in Computational Biology/ Bioinformatics

Oslo University Hospital is a highly specialized hospital in charge of extensive regional and local hospital assignments. As Scandinavia’s largest hospital, we carry out more than 1.2 million patient treatments each year. The hospital has a nationwide responsibility for a number of national and multi-regional assignments, and has several national centers of competence. Oslo University Hospital is responsible for approximately 50 percent of all medical and health care research conducted at Norwegian hospitals, and is a significant role player within the education of a large variety of health care personnel.

 A PhD position within the field of bioinformatics or computational biology is available at Oslo University Hospital (OUS) – Norwegian Radium Hospital. The candidate will work at the Department of Pathology at the Norwegian Radium Hospital. The appointment is a full-time position for three years, and is free of any teaching obligations.

We seek for a highly motivated person with good knowledge in molecular biology, human genetics, data mining and computational programming. Ideally, the candidate should hold a Master’s degree in bioinformatics or computational biology. However, MSc in physics, computer science or applied mathematics may also be considered if the candidate can show his/her potential in learning molecular biology and human genetics.

Deadline for application: 01/06/2018

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PhD in the Field of Marine Biogeochemistry and Molecular Ecology

At the Department of Biology a PhD position is available in the field of marine biogeochemistry and molecular microbial ecology. The project will focus on the marine nitrogen and carbon cycles and their response to climate change in tropical and polar Ocean regions. We will investigate nitrogen and carbon fixation in the Labrador Sea, the Baltic and the Indian Ocean. Experiments include on-board studies complemented by pure culture experiments.

Main research objectives for this position include the identification of key functional microbial groups involved in those cycles using metagenomics and transcriptomics (High throughput sequencing), including bioinformatics. Furthermore measurements of nitrogen and carbon turnover processes will be determined using stable isotope incubation techniques and mass spectrometry.  Thus we are seeking applicants with an educational background in marine biology, microbiology or theoretical biology, who are able to perform high-quality experimental research at the interface between molecular ecology and biogeochemistry.

The successful candidate should have a background preferably in molecular microbiology, biogeochemistry, bioinformatics, ecosystem modelling, and with experience in the analysis of environmental samples and cultivation of marine microbes. Experience with field work is a plus. In this context, the candidate should be willing to go on cruises and to travel.

Application deadline: 04 may 2018

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Posted on April 11, 2018

PhD student in Bioinformatics

The Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) is a collaboration between four universities in Stockholm and Uppsala: Stockholm University, the Karolinska Institute, the Royal Institute of Technology, and Uppsala University. The SciLifeLab is a national centre for large-scale biosciences with a focus on health and environmental research. The centre combines advanced technical know-how and cutting-edge equipment with a broad knowledge in translational medicine and molecular biosciences.

This graduate student position is available in the group headed by assistant professor Marc Friedländer, part of The Wenner-Gren Institute and located at the SciLifeLab. The group seeks to address fundamental questions in RNA biology, by applying quantitative approaches such as single-cell RNA sequencing, single-molecule FISH, various screening methods and bioinformatics. The biogenesis and function of regulatory miRNAs are of particular interest. The computational biology graduate student will mine sequence and image data using existing tools, but will also develop novel source as part of the analyses.

The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on their capacity to benefit from the training. The following criteria will be used to assess this capacity: the candidates’ documented knowledge in a relevant field of research, written and oral proficiency in English, the capacity for analytical thinking, the ability to collaborate, as well as creativity, initiative, and independence. The assessment will be based on previous experience and grades, the quality of the degree project, references, relevant experience, interviews, and the candidate’s written motivation for seeking the position.

Closing date: 24/04/2018

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Two PhD Candidates for Heart Cell Differentiation (Genomics)

Human pluripotent stem cells (hPSC) hold great promise for regenerative medicine and in vitro disease modelling because of their capacity to differentiate to any cell type of the human body. We have recently shown differentiation of hPSC to cardiac progenitors and cardiac subtypes, including atrial, ventricular and pacemaker cardiomyocytes. However, one of the key challenges is to obtain mature cardiac subtypes, comparable to the adult heart. This ambitious project will focus on hPSC differentiated to the cardiac lineage using advanced 2D and 3D cultures to study chromatin state and the gene regulatory interactions underlying cellular identity and maturity.

As a PhD Candidate you will differentiate hPSC to the cardiac progenitors and subtypes and generate 3D cardiac tissues using state-of-the-art tissue engineering technologies. You will use single-cell transcriptome analysis (single-cell RNA-seq) to distinguish subpopulations of cells with different identities and potentials, and you will compare these transcriptomes to those of mature human cardiac cells. You will also obtain chromatin accessibility and epigenetic data (ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq) to examine gene-regulatory elements and to infer gene-regulatory networks. You will use these data to predict and test key regulatory interactions with the aim of improving the maturation of differentiated stem cells.

What we expect from you

  • a Master’s degree in molecular or cellular biology, molecular life sciences or a related field;
  • experience in one or more of the following areas: molecular biology techniques, generation and analysis of next-generation sequencing, single-cell approaches, genomics and gene regulation, or computational analysis;
  • an interest in and affinity with stem-cell culture and tissue engineering;
  • excellent communication skills in written and spoken English

Application deadline: 30 April 2018

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Posted on April 09, 2018

PhD position in System medicine modelling and machine learning

A PhD Research Fellow position within Systems medicine modelling is available at the Department of Chemical Engineering. The appointment has a duration of 3 years with the possibility of until 1 year extension with 25% teaching duties in agreement with the department. The position is financed by the EU (ERA MedSys, H2020).

The applicant must have an MSc in Systems medicine, chemical engineering, Systems biology, Bioinformatics, applied mathematics, or equivalent. The candidate should be proficient with documented (courses or master thesis/project work) experience in at least one of the following:

  • mathematical modelling
  • bioinformatics
  • machine learning

The regulations for PhD program at NTNU state that a Master degree or equivalent with at least 5 years of studies is required. Further requirements are an average grade of A or B for the two last years of the MSc program (within a scale of A-E for passing grades where A is best).

Application deadline: 24.04.2018

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PhD studentship in Bioinformatics

The PhD candidate will collaborate in a multi-disciplinary team consisting of Clinicians, Molecular Biologists and Computational Biologist and should contribute significantly to the field of Cancer Pharmacogenomics using his/her bioinformatics expertise. To accomplish these exiting tasks new in-house big data sets and data sets from Center of Personalized Cancer Treatment (CPCT), as well as, publicly available data sets will be heavily interrogated.

The CCBC is looking for a highly motivated PhD-student that executes high-level statistical analysis and develops methods, tools and innovative algorithms in the field of Cancer Pharmacogenomics. We aim to publish these data in peer-reviewed journals in the field of Oncology and Computational Biology. The PhD-student will start a PhD program at Erasmus MC Graduate School.


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Posted on April 06, 2018

PhD fellowship in Wound Infection Peptidomics

The Department of Pharmacy is offering a three-year PhD fellowship within the field of biomarker discovery in mass-spectrometry based wound infection peptidomics. The PhD project will be carried out within the newly established LEO Foundation Center for Cutaneous Drug Delivery (LFCCDD), which is funded over a 10-year period by the LEO Foundation and the University of Copenhagen. The center aims to be recognized as an international excellence center, performing state-of-the-art research and creating innovative solutions within cutaneous drug delivery of both small and large molecules.

The disease burden of failing skin repair and non-healing ulcers is extensive and represents significant challenges in health care systems worldwide. Therefore, there is a great an unmet need for novel diagnostic approaches to better predict wound infection and healing.   A major contributor to wound healing impairment is uncontrolled and excessive protease activity, from both endogenous and bacterial origin. Proteolytic protein and/or peptide patterns could therefore demonstrate healing activity and bacterial infection.

Preferred qualifications:   The ideal candidate for this project has skills in peptidomics or proteomics, bacterial culture techniques, sample preparation and mass-spectrometry data interpretation. Furthermore, experience within host-pathogen interactions in skin or wound biology is an advantage.

Deadline for application   30.04.2018

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PhD Scholarship in Bioscience

The School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences (SCMB) combines the disciplines of Chemistry, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Parasitology into a single academic unit. The common thread in our discipline mix is the capacity of molecular-based approaches to create understanding and underpin discovery.

Applicants should possess a BSc Hons class IIA or better, or equivalent, majoring in a relevant discipline (e.g. microbiology, molecular biology, bioinformatics, marine sciences) to commence a PhD in the above area and should be eligible for a UQ PhD scholarship to support Category 1 project grants. Ideal applicants will have appropriate laboratory experience, including experience with molecular biology techniques and bioinformatics/programming. Prior experience with sequencing platforms would be beneficial but is not essential.

Applications close: 19 Apr 2018 (11:55 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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Posted on April 04, 2018

CanFaster-PhD doctoral program: 2 projects in Cancer and Entrepreneurship

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

CanFaster, which is co funded by EU, is a four-year doctoral program for 16 PhD students, within cancer research and entrepreneurship. The goal is to faster forward the discoveries in cancer research, to speed up the time from discovery to clinical practice.     The candidates will undertake a comprehensive training programme, that includes courses in entrepreneurship, innovation processes, as well as education in clinical aspects of cancer and attend seminar series at the business incubator. Team activities will ensure the development of a network that lasts beyond the programme, and that helps to boost the future career.

CanFaster- PhD doctoral program, 2 projects in Cancer and Entrepreneurship a EU Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND programme

  1. Precision medicine for advanced cancers through molecular genomics and analysis of circulating tumour DNA

Research subject: Biomedicine – cancer genomics

Special Requirements: Previous experience in bioinformatics, programming, next-generation sequencing, and/or cancer research is desired

  1. Understanding the genetics of blood cell formation

Research subject: Laboratory medicine

Special requirements: Must be interested in a Ph.D. in human genetics with a focus on blood cell formation, blood disorders, and cutting-edge genomics technologies. Must demonstrate solid training in human genetics, including a master degree in a relevant subject (e.g., genetics, molecular biology or similar). An understanding of bioinformatics and computing is preferred (but not a strict requirement). Must be highly motivated to work in a collaborative, international environment.

Last application date:  2018-05-06

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16 international PhD students for a joint program on personalized medicine : Groningen, Netherlands

The PROMINENT COFUND international PhD program, jointly hosted by the University of Groningen and the University of Groningen and the University Medical Center Groningen (The Netherlands), offers 16 high level fellowships for a joint program on personalized medicine for outstanding PhD students (Early Stage Researchers). The PROMINENT program aims to empower PhD students to become the next generation of personalized/precision medicine experts, who take a leading position in tackling the challenge of the leading (chronic) diseases world-wide.

Research areas:
16 PhD students will conduct research within four societal domain areas:

Disease Mechanisms (6 PhD student positions)
To identify disease mechanisms in patient-categories using biomarkers, such as genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, to allow the right drug choice for an individual patient.

Drug Development (3 PhD student positions)
To create a larger armamentarium of new drug targets and drugs, aimed at curing a single disease from different angles, as well as to develop novel clinical trial design strategies to test different drugs in the same disease for smaller patient populations.

Drug registration and evaluation (3 PhD student positions)
To create optimal regulatory/drug registration models, as well as optimal pharmaco-economic models and decision-making tools for a personalised medicine approach.

Drug Application (4 PhD student positions)
To gain knowledge about personalised treatment and therapies in daily practice.

Required qualifications

– Educational background preferably in the area of natural and medical sciences, such as (bio)chemistry, molecular (micro)biology, biotechnology, synthetic biology, applied physics, nanoscience, (bio)medical sciences, pharmacy or combinations thereof.
– Candidates need to have completed a European master’s degree or equivalent prior to the application deadline (1 May 2018). Candidates have to be in their first four years of their research career and not yet be awarded with a doctoral degree.

General information: contact Peter Braun, project manager PROMINENT PhD Programme, e-mail:

The closure date is May 1st 2018.

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Posted on April 02, 2018

PhD Stu­dent po­s­i­tion in bioin­form­at­ics

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Helsinki conducts high-quality research and provides research-based basic and post-graduate education in medicine and dentistry, psychology and logopedics. The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Helsinki is located in the Meilahti-Ruskeasuo Campus, offering excellent opportunities for close collaboration with both the University Hospital and public sector research institutes (the National Institute of Health and Welfare, the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health).

 We are eager to unravel the mechanisms that tumor cells initially employ to escape the control of their environment, and utilize later to survive through cancer treatments. We are pursuing these mechanisms by single-cell transcriptomics in the biological context of ovarian and colon cancer, combined with genome editing and other technologies providing functional dissection and validation.

A successful candidate has, or is close to having, MSc and has a background in bioinformatics, computer science, physics, systems biology or mathematics and most importantly, strong enthusiasm to computationally solve complex biological problems, such as those presented in molecular oncology. The candidate should have solid programming skills (e.g. R, C, Python), knowledge of mathematical network modelling approaches, and ability to work independently in a multi-disciplinary team (i.e. you will have to work and communicate with biologists).

 Due date  30.04.2018 23:59 EEST

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5 PhD positions in Molecular and Chemical Ecology and Evolution

The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) “The Exploration of Ecological Interactions with Molecular and Chemical Techniques” in Jena, Germany, invites applications for 5 PhD positions beginning in September 2018 – January 2019. The overarching research topic is the use of molecular, chemical and neurobiological techniques to experimentally explore ecological interactions under natural conditions. The main focus is on the relationship between plants, microbes and herbivores, and their environment, as well as the evolutionary and behavioral consequences of these interactions. We offer 14 exciting projects focusing on different organisms and approaches.

We are looking for enthusiastic PhD students with strong interests in the above-described central topic. Applicants should have or be about to obtain a Masters or equivalent degree in one of the following fields: entomology, neurobiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, analytical chemistry, plant physiology, genetics, ecology, evolutionary biology, bioinformatics, and mathematics and computer science. Exceptional candidates with a Bachelor’s degree may also be considered. All our projects are highly integrative and require willingness to closely collaborate with researchers of different backgrounds.

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Posted on March 30, 2018

PhD position in Bioinformatics

The Vahedi laboratory is part of the Department of Genetics, Perelman School of Medicine, at the University of Pennsylvania. We are also members of the Institute for Immunology and Epigenetics Institute. Our laboratory is multidisciplinary, integrating computational and experimental approaches to develop a single to collective cell understanding of gene regulation in immune cells.

Graduate student positions (GCB, CIS, Bioengineering): The general research goal is to develop statistical signal processing and machine learning methods, apply them to analyze high-dimensional genomics data, and generate multiscale causal models. We are interested in both practical and theoretical aspects of computational biology. We are particularly interested in novel tools for the analysis of single-cell ATAC and RNA-seq data generated in the lab using C1 Fluidigm platform. Programming experience in Python, R, or C++, and proficiency in Linux are preferred.

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PhD position in Comparative and functional genomics

There is a vacancy for a PhD position (Early Stage Researcher) for a fixed term of 3 years at the Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology affiliated with the project “Comparative Development of Animals”. The Sars Centre belongs to the University of Bergen and is partner with the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). The place of work will be at the Sars Centre. The starting date is negotiable but should be no later than 15.August 2018.

The PhD position is financed by the MSC Innovative Training Network “IGNITE” ( IGNITE is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network that will gather together this European excellence to train a new generation of scientists skilled in all aspects of invertebrate genomics. We will considerably enhance our knowledge and understanding of animal genome knowledge by generating and analysing novel data from undersampled invertebrate lineages and by developing innovative new tools for high-quality genome assembly and analysis.

The applicant must hold a master’s degree or the equivalent in a biological field, or must have submitted the master’s thesis for evaluation before expiry of the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the master’s degree has been awarded Experience in molecular biology and bioinformatics (command line) is essential while experience in morphology and developmental biology are highly desirable.

Application deadline: May 11, 2018

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Posted on March 28, 2018

PhD position in Genomics

Academic department:     Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, The University of Manchester. In the field of Genomic Medicine, Manchester has one of the UK’s leading centres for genomic medicine as part of the internationally pioneering 100,000 Genomes Project. Our researchers such as Professors Bill Newman , Graeme Black and Yanick Crow have identified numerous genes associated with a variety of genetic diseases and have been at the forefront of developing next generation sequencing technologies for molecular diagnosis throughout the NHS.

We require applicants to hold, or be about to obtain, an Upper Second class Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in a related subject area for entry to a PhD programme. A Lower Second class Honours degree may be considered if applicants also hold a Master’s degree with a Merit classification.

September entry – apply by 15 July, 2018

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PhD Studentship: Cancer Biology

The Medical Research Council Toxicology Unit, is an internationally renowned institution focussed on the delivery of field-changing mechanistic insights into toxicology and disease.  The Unit is part of the University of Cambridge; it is currently located in Leicester and will be relocating to Cambridge in early 2020. Candidates will therefore be undertaking the first part of their PhD at the Unit’s current premises in Leicester. The Unit is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and provides a supportive learning environment designed to meet the scientific and transferable skills required for an internationally competitive career.

Students will be registered with the University of Cambridge for the duration of the studentship. Successful applicants will enjoy membership of a University of Cambridge College from commencement of their PhD in October 2018, but will initially have only limited access to College facilities due to the location of the Unit.

This project represents an ideal opportunity to learn a range of state-of-the-art techniques including, basic cell biology, molecular biology and bioinformatics tools to dissect the in vitro and in vivo mechanisms of cancer development.

This advert will remain open until 30th April 2018 or until a suitable candidate is found.

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Posted on March 26, 2018

PhD student positions in cancer genomics

The University of Gothenburg is an international research university with 3 000 faculty, researchers and graduate students and a turnover of more than SEK 6,000 million, located in Sweden’s second largest city.  The Department of Mathematical Sciences at University of Gothenburg ( is a joint department with Chalmers University of Technology. The department has a broad research profile in pure and applied mathematics with several excellent research groups in areas such as bioinformatics and biomedical statistics, spatial statistics and image processing, statistical methodology, mathematical biology, and probability.

We are looking for talented PhD students to help us develop new models and computational approaches for data integration, which is a key challenge in big data analytics. In our group we aim to develop generally applicable data integration methodologies at the interface of Bayesian statistics, high-dimensional network modeling and deep learning. Specifically, we focus on integrating massive public data bases with targeted experimental data generated by our research partners at the Nelander lab, SciLife, Uppsala ( The goal is to generate computational strategies to decipher the biology of cancer in general, and brain tumors in particular.

Required qualifications

–       MSc degree in a relevant area.
–       Good or excellent programming skills (e.g. one or several of C++, Python, R, Matlab).
–       Good or excellent knowledge of mathematical concepts relevant for bioinformatics and statistical modeling

Closing date: 2018-04-30

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PhD student in Computational Biology

The department of Mathematical Sciences is a joint department between University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology located at the Chalmers campus Johanneberg. We conduct internationally successful research in a number of areas in theoretical and applied mathematics, and mathematical statistics. The department is an important partner of other sciences and industrial projects.  The announced PhD position is located at the Division of Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, with several research groups in the area of biomathematics/systems biology. Gothenburg offers vibrant systems biology environment with many excellent research groups actively collaborating and organizing number of life science seminars, systems biology summer schools and workshops.

The research project is performed in an international and highly collaborative multidisciplinary environment. We study the complexity of cellular ageing using experimental and computational methods. The work is highly interdisciplinary with close collaboration with a number experimental research groups in other areas.  You will work in a highly dynamic research environment at the interface between mathematics and biology to address central problems of cellular ageing. Mathematical modelling and biological experiments will be closely integrated into most of the work. Ageing is a process consisting of many interacting subsystems, it is necessary to account for numerous factors simultaneously by applying large-scale modelling approaches.

Applicants for the position should have a strong background in computational biology, bioinformatics, applied mathematics, biotechnology, biophysics, or computer science. They must have obtained a master’s degree or a 4-year bachelor’s degree, or expect to complete that degree by the start of the employment. Candidates should have excellent communications skills, strong self-organizing skills and ability to work within an interdisciplinary setting. Fluency in English is expected. Candidates should have good knowledge of one or more programming languages such as Perl/Python/Java/C/C++ and skills in R or Matlab/Mathematica.

Closing date 2018-03-29

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Posted on March 23, 2018

PhD position in plant epigenomics

A PhD position is available in plant epigenomics. This is a joint position between the Schmitz lab at the University of Georgia (USA) ( and the Johannes lab at the Technical University of Munich (Germany) ( Description: DNA methylation is an important epigenetic mark with fundamental roles in gene regulation and transposable element silencing. In plant genomes, aberrant DNA methylation changes (i.e. epimutations) can arise spontaneously, similar to DNA sequence mutations.

What are we looking for: We are looking for a talented PhD student who will take charge of the analysis and interpretation of a large number of WGBS datasets. The applicant would make use of and combine several in-house computational algorithms into a single analysis pipeline. We have a strong preference for bioinformaticians/computational biologists with a deep appreciation for biological phenomena or, alternatively, experimentalists with a solid background in bioinformatics/computational biology. The applicant will located primarily at the Technical University of Munich (Germany) but should also be willing to spend longer periods of time at the University of Georgia (USA). For specific inquiries regarding this position contact Frank Johannes at

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PhD Studentship in Biomedical Science

The candidate’s research project will aim to identify new diagnostic applications and drug targets to improve personalized treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. CF is a genetic disease that affects more than 70,000 individuals worldwide due to approximately 2,000 different mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene.

You have a Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences, Biology or an equivalent research field, and have the ambition, drive and enthusiasm required to work at the cutting edge of translational CF research in a world-class laboratory. Experience in cell culturing techniques, bioinformatics and molecular and cell biology would be an advantage but is not a prerequisite.

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