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PhD Craniofacial Biology

The Institute of Human Genetics, Department of Genomics, Life & Brain Center, University of Bonn Medical School, Germany invites candidates for a DFG-funded
PhD position (TV-L EG13, 65%)
The position is starting from August 1st 2016 and is considered to last three years.

Supported by the German research council (DFG), a new Emmy-Nöther research group is currently established at the Institute of Human Genetics, Bonn, Germany. This new research group aims at identifying biological processes and functional mechanisms involved in human craniofacial development. We are in particular interested in understanding the basic principles of craniofacial disorders such as nonsyndromic orofacial clefting, where we have access to large patient cohorts at the Institute and to one of the world’s largest genetic datasets.
The successful candidate will work on the genetic, computational and functional follow-up of the identified genetic risk regions which have been identified by our group and collaboration partners. This will provide valuable insights into the functional processes and mechanisms underlying craniofacial disease and development. The successful candidate will be involved in the most up-to-date genomics technologies, functional approaches, methods development and cutting edge research.
The Institute of Human Genetics at the University Medical School Bonn offers an excellent multidisciplinary team-oriented research environment with individual development opportunities, supported by collaborations with other departments of the university and leading national / international research groups.

In today’s busy research environment, we are looking for a highly motivated, team-oriented graduate candidate, who is motivated to explore the interface of genetics and functional assays, and committed to knowledge integration at a high level in biological but also computational fields. Preferably the successful candidate holds a diploma or a master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences, Molecular Biology or a related subject. Fluency in English (required) and German (beneficial) language as well as good skills in using molecular genetics techniques (DNA/RNA work, cell culture, NGS, PCR) are required. are required. Experience in computational tools (MS Office, MS Windows, R) as well as applied data analysis and database usage are beneficial.

The PhD position will be integrated into the PhD Program of the University of Bonn Medical School and the Graduate School of Clinical and Population Sciences. We offer supportive mentoring and a well-equipped laboratory. Successful candidates will be awarded a PhD.
We offer salary according to German salary scale TV-L E13 (65%), Jobticket and supplementary benefits in the public sector (pension scheme according to BVL).
The University of Bonn is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact detail

How to apply:
If you require further information please email Dr. Kerstin Ludwig.
To apply for this position, please send a letter of application, CV, and the names and contact information of two references by email only in a single PDF file to craniofacial_genomics@uni-bonn.de.
Send application to
Dr. Kerstin U. Ludwig
Institute of Human Genetics
Department of Genomics
Life&Brain Center
Sigmund-Freud-Straße 25
53127 Bonn
Tel.: +49 (0)228/6885-420

Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Nordrhein-Westfalen)
Working place
53127 Bonn
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences, Human medicine