PhD Student in Bioinformatics (m/f)

 The Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) funded by the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation is seeking to recruit a
PhD Student in Bioinformatics

The Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) is a Centre of Excellence for Life Sciences funded by the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation. It is located on the campus of the University of Mainz in Germany. Applications are invited for a PhD student position in the laboratory of Dr Vijay Tiwari ( The successful applicant will contribute to internationally competitive research on Epigenetic Regulation of Development. The group employs high-throughput epigenomics assays such as ChIP-seq and RNA-seq in combination with stem cell biology and neurobiology as well as cutting-edge epigenetics and molecular biology tools. The resulting datasets are analyzed using bioinformatics, statistics and systems biology tools to generate a comprehensive model of epigenetic regulation of gene expression during embryonic development. Information on the scientific background can be found at:

You will
  • Study epigenetic regulatory mechanisms that contribute to embryonic development
  • Analyse epigenomics datasets for solving complex biological questions
  • Work in close cooperation with experimental researchers to facilitate novel discoveries
  • Obtain training in epigenomics, computational biology and developmental biology
  • Work in close collaboration with the group leader and other group members
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners

We offer
  • The possibility to work on a cutting-edge project using state-of-the-art technology in a highly motivated research team
  • A stimulating, diverse and international research environment
  • Advanced training opportunities
  • A competitive stipend

Required Qualifications
  • Master or Diploma in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Informatics, Physics, Mathematics or related areas
  • Motivation to solve complex biological problems
  • Excellent communication skills

To express an interest in the position, please email a single PDF file containing your cover letter, CV (in English) and scans of your degrees to Dr Vijay Tiwari ( Eligible applicants will subsequently be asked to officially apply via IMB’s International PhD Programme ( IMB is an equal opportunity employer.

Starting date: April 2016 or later

Duration of stipend: 3 years, with the possibility of extension

Deadline for applications: 8th November 2015
How to apply:
via E-Mail

Contact detail

How to apply:
Send application to
Dr Vijay Tiwari
Ackermannweg 4
Mainz   55128

Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Rheinland-Pfalz)
Working place
55128 Mainz
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences, Computer Sciences, Mathematics, Physics

About Institute for Molecular Biology gGmbH

The Institute for Molecular Biology ( IMB ) gGmbH is a newly founded Excellence Center for Life Science, funded by the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation, and located in Mainz, Germany. The institute is focusing on Epigenetics, Developmental Biology and DNA repair. It will open its doors in early 2011 with three scientific directors and several independent junior groups. The institutes'...

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