The University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein is one of the largest university hospitals in Europe with more than 80
clinics and institutes. We provide top research at the interface of medicine, science and technology and maintain research
co-operations with universities all over the world. The research focus of the Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology (IKMB) is on the identification of genetic factors and
mechanisms in complex inflammatory diseases, using high-throughput technologies and state-of-the-art computational
methods. The IKMB at the Christian Albrechts University in Kiel is home to three senior research groups as well as four junior groups and over 120
We are seeking competent support to strengthen our team in Kiel, ideally starting from 1 November 2017 or later. The initial
contract is limited to two years with the possibility of extension. The position to be filled is funded by the BMBF (German
Federal Ministry of Education and Research) systems medicine network “GB-XMAP: A systems methodology to assess the risk
of gut-brain cross diseases by characterizing expressional changes”.
What you can expect:
You will primarily evaluate existing machine learning techniques for the analysis of high-dimensional genomic data and will
conduct scientific studies for inflammatory barrier diseases such as ulcerative colitis, based on state-of-the-art next generation
sequencing and array data.
What we expect:
We are seeking a highly motivated and qualified candidate (m/f) with an academic degree (master’s degree or diploma) in
(bio-)informatics, (bio-)statistics, molecular biology or related areas, pronounced analytical and theoretical abilities and solid
knowledge of programming (R and/or Python/Perl/C++). Experience in bioinformatics/biological information processing or
molecular biology is advantageous. You should enjoy working on research questions as part of a team. As you will work in an
international environment, strong communication skills in English both spoken and written are also necessary.
What we offer:
You will join an exciting multidisciplinary research environment with various opportunities to be part of the national and
international scientific community. Doctoral students (m/f) are encouraged to attend international conferences and visit
cooperation partners. We offer flexible working hours and various opportunities to reconcile work and family life.
Salary will be, depending on qualifications, according to the German salary scale 13 TV-L (65%).
The UKSH has been certified as a family-friendly institution and is committed to further improve the compatibility of work
and family life. The University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein is an equal opportunity employer. People with disabilities will
be given preference in case of equal qualifications.
Does that sound interesting?
For more details on the position, please contact Prof. Dr. David Ellinghaus (phone: +49-431-500-15131). Questions on administrative
aspects can be addressed to Jana Gisdepski (phone: +49-451-500-11192). More information on the University Medical
Center Schleswig-Holstein and the Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology (IKMB) can be obtained online at www.uksh.de/
karriere and www.ikmb.uni-kiel.de.
We are looking forward to your application. Please submit your application until 30 November 2017, indicating your earliest
possible starting date as well as the reference number 20170890, via our online portal: