Bioinformatics PhD position in Nanopore and Illumina Sequencing analysis

Hannover Medical School


A Bioinformatics PhD position is available for 3 years in the group of Burkhard T├╝mmler at Hannover Medical School in Hannover, Germany starting in October 2019 (or later). Salary will be according to the domestic TV-L tarif (0.65 E13).

Key aspect of the applicant's work will be the evaluation and analysis of next-generation sequencing data in various research projects conducted on site, including projects from the German Lung Centre and the Lower Saxony Big Data OMICS initiative as well the Cluster of Excellence RESIST. The main project will revolve around the in-depth analysis of data from large nanopore and illumina large cohorts.



NGS data analysis
Ability to train others in bioinformatics
Required skills:

Knowledge of metagenomics (not 16S) and microbial genetics
Excellent computer skills
Experience with Linux or similar OS
Very good spoken and written English
Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team
Desired skills:

Experience with next-generation sequencing analysis
Experience with a scripting language such as Perl/Python or higher language like Java/C.
Familiarity with genomics databases
Some wet lab experience
Hannover Medical School strives to increase the number of women in scientific positions. Applications from women are thus particularly welcome.

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Dr. Colin Davenport