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PhD Student

PhD position (TV-L E13, 65%)
- bioinformatician / geneticist / molecular biologist / biologist -
Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology (IKMB), Research Group: Genetics of human longevity

Job description:
As part of the Cluster of Excellence “Inflammation at Interfaces”, our main research focus is the identification and characterization of genetic susceptibility loci for human longevity. The successful applicant will be responsible for investigating host-microbiome interactions addressing the link between microbiota composition, gut homeostasis, genetic variation and human longevity.

The project will focus on processing large-scale next generation sequencing (NGS) data and single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotype data. The obtained microbial profiles will be investigated within and between different age-groups. The successful applicant will be responsible for data generation (including lab work) and data analyses.
We are looking for a strongly motivated candidate, ideally with previous experience in bioinformatics, genetics, molecular biology or a related field. Basic programming skills and some knowledge of NGS analysis tools is advantageous. The candidate will become part of an interdisciplinary research group in the excellent research environment at the University Hospital Kiel.

The position starts on the earliest possible date with the contract ending 31 October 2017.
The UKSH aims to increase the number of women among faculty staff and therefore explicitly encourages the application of female scientists. Disabled candidates who are equally qualified will receive preference.

Contact detail

How to apply:
Please send your application documents (reference number 1009.206.CK) in a single PDF until 2015-01-15 to: karriere@uksh.de.
Send application to
PD Dr. Friederike Flachsbart, Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology, Kiel University/University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein in Kiel, www.ikmb.uni-kiel.de; phone +49-431-597-1366; email: f.flachsbart@mucosa.de.

Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Schleswig-Holstein)
Working place
24105 Kiel
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences