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8 PhD Positions in Computational Systems Biology in Berlin

Humboldt-Universität  zu Berlin
DFG Research Training Group Computational Systems Biology

Biology has developed into a quantitative, information-driven science. We are seeking doctoral students for the DFG-funded Research Training Group "Computational Systems Biology" (CSB) which focuses on the system-level understanding of biological data using computational methods. CSB is embedded in the thriving Berlin life-science environment and involves high-ranking research institutions such as Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics and Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine Berlin-Buch.

We offer 8 PhD positions in the following areas:
  • Reverse engineering of biological networks
  • Understanding cellular variability
  • Unravelling adaptation mechanisms in biological networks
  • Understanding regulation mechanisms mediated by RNA molecules and their interactions

We are looking for highly-motivated students with a strong interest in systems biology and mathematical modelling. Successful applicants must hold the equivalent of a master's level degree in life sciences, mathematics, biophysics or computer sciences. The PhD positions are offered for 3 years. The salary is according to the German TV E13 scale (66%).

We offer an excellent training program in computational systems biology, supervision by at least two experienced scientists, and multifarious opportunities for developing local and international collaboration.

For more detailed information on the projects and online application see:


Application deadline: 21 June, 2015.

Email contact:  info at berlin-csb.de

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is an equal opportunities employer.

Contact detail

How to apply:
Send application to
info at berlin-csb.de

Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Berlin)
Working place
10115 Berlin
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Sciences, Mathematics, Physics