PhD/Postdoc in genetic epidemiology (Germany) ~

11 de julio de 2015

PhD/Postdoc in genetic epidemiology (Germany)

The „Institute for Integrative and Experimental Genomics“ (IIEG, (Head: Prof. Dr. Jeanette Erdmann) at the University of Lübeck is seeking for a highly motivated PhD student (TV-L 13 (65%)) and/or PostDoc (TV-L 13 (100%)). The position is initially for three year with a possibility to extension, starting as soon as possible.

Overall description: The IIEG has been founded January 2013. Scientists working at this institution are nationally and internationally well-recognized for their sucess in the field of cardiovascular genomics. Over the last 5 years their identified most of the known coronary artery disease risk variants by GWAS (Erdmann et al. Nature Genetics 2009, Schunkert et al. Nature Genetics 2011, Erdmann et al. Nature 2013).

The major aim of the IIEG is identifying further CAD risk variants by means of GWAS as well as next-generation-sequencing and understanding the underlying pathomechanisms. We have already established several mouse and zebrafish models as well as in-vitro assays and standardized phenotyping methods in our group.
The IIEG is funded by the University of Lübeck, BMBF (Deutsches Zentrum für Herz-Kreislaufforschung e. V., NGFNplus, Excellence Cluster Initiative (inflammation-at-interfaces)) and the Leducq Foundation.

Job assignments: We are seeking for a highly motivated PhD student/PostDoc to work in our bioinformatic/genetic epidemiology working group.

Qualifications required: A strong academic track record in statistics, bioinformatics, computational biology, and/or human genetics is requisite. Personal qualities such as good teamwork attitude, multitasking ability and communication skills (english, german) are also essential.

Application should include:
•       Cover letter describing your research interest and why you are suitable for this position (maximum 2 page)
•       CV including a list of relevant publications
•       Names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers for at least two academic references/recommendation letters

Additional Job Details
University of Lübeck is an equal opportunity employer and aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching. University of Lübeck has been certified as a family-friendly institution and is committed to further improve the compatibility of work and family life. The University supports the employment of disabled persons. Persons with disabilities will, with appropriate qualifications and aptitudes, be employed preferentially.

Applications should be send by e-mail (one pdf file) to:
Prof. Dr. Jeanette Erdmann, Institute for Integrative and Experimental Genomics, University of Lübeck, 23564 Lübeck, Germany; phone: 0451 500 4857, Fax: 0451 500 6437, E-mail:

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