PhD position

As a modern maximum-care hospital with a capacity of approximately 1,400 beds, the University Hospital of Cologne is dedicated to the practice of innovative academic medical excellence and assumes important societal functions in the fields of research, education and health care. The University Hospital of Cologne provides treatment to over 295,000 patients annually, with 58,000 of them receiving inpatient care. With a staff of about 10,200 employed by the hospital and subsidiary organizations, the University Hospital of Cologne is one of the largest employers in Cologne and ranks among the leading university clinics in Germany.
At the Computational Cancer Genomics group (Head: Martin Peifer, PhD) located at the Department of Translational Genomics and the Center for Molecular Medicine of the University of Cologne, a
PhD position (part-time 22,8 h/week; 24 months)
is available immediately.
Embedded in highly dynamic and competitive research environment with multiple national and international collaborations, our group is focused on understanding fundamental aspects of cancer genomics using advanced computational models. Mostly, we analyze data from massively parallel sequencing (genome, exome, and transcriptome sequencing) of cancer genomes with the aim to better understand the biological impact of genomic alterations identified in these malignant cells and their evolution during tumor progression. Following a strong interdisciplinary approach, our lab is tightly connected to experimental working groups on the campus. Thus, allowing us to funnel results from computational analyses into experimentally testable hypotheses.
We are looking for a talented, curious and experienced computational biologist with a strong interest in cancer genomics and cancer biology. The successful candidate will be involved in developing novel concepts for the analysis of highly complex data sets in order to gain insight into cancer biology.
The PhD position requires a Master of Science (or equivalent) in a relevant field, such as physics, mathematics, cancer research, computational biology, bioinformatics or biostatistics. Profound experience in the computational/mathematical analysis of complex data sets as well as programming skills (preferably C++ or R) are mandatory. Candidates should have a genuine interest in cancer biology, good communication skills, and should be capable of driving projects with a high degree of independence.
Your salary will be based on TV-L.
The Board of Directors of the University Hospital of Cologne places strong emphasis on gender equality and seeks to increase the proportional representation of women in this field. Thus applications from female scientists will be welcomed; suitably qualified women will be given preferential consideration unless other candidates clearly demonstrate superior qualifications.
We also welcome applications from disabled candidates, who will also be given preferential consideration over other applicants with comparable qualifications.
How to apply:
Please submit your application including a detailed CV, list of publications, at least two academic references, and a brief statement of research interests as a single pdf-file email quoting the reference number e164 until 12 July 2015 to Martin Peifer:
Send application to
If you have further questions please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Martin Peifer:
Further information is available on the internet at
While applying for the job please refer to jobvector and use the following reference number: e164

About Uniklinik Köln

Als modernes Krankenhaus der Maximalversorgung zählen wir zu den führenden Universitätskliniken Deutschlands. Unsere 6.800 Beschäftigten bieten in mehr als  59 leistungsstarken Kliniken, Fachzentren und Instituten eine optimale Patientenversorgung und eine professionelle Aus-, Fort- und Weiterbildung. Mit rund 1.300 Betten sind wir eines der größten...

More about Uniklinik Köln

Get jobs on a daily basis for free