Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
The Research Group “Computational Biology and Evolutionary Genomics”, headed by Michael Hiller, invites applications for PhD positions.
We are seeking students interested in genome-wide computational analysis and comparative genomics but also with a deep interest in species biology and natural history. Our work involves many aspects of computational biology, genomics, evolution, computer science as well as molecular and developmental biology. The group is jointly affiliated with the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics and with the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems as part of the joint Center for Systems Biology in Dresden, Germany. Both institutes are highly interactive and interdisciplinary workplaces and provide an international atmosphere with English as the official language.
Applicants should have
- a degree in computational biology, bioinformatics or a related area
- a passion for developing and using computational tools to analyze large biological data sets
- excellent written and verbal communication skills
High motivation and the ability to work both independently and in a team of computational and experimental researchers are also required. Good experience with scripting languages (perl, python), C or C++, SQL and Linux shell tools are an advantage.
If you are interested, please email a single pdf file containing
- your CV including contact information for two references
- a 1 page summary of your thesis and/or previous research experience
- a 1 page statement about future research interests
- your master/diploma thesis
to Michael Hiller (email@example.com) using the subject line "PhD application".
Type of employment: Full Time