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Bioinformatics PhD student (m/f/d)

full-time / part-time - JobID: P0025V325

as soon as possible searched for the Institute of Pathology at the University Hospital Heidelberg to work at the Center for Molecular Pathology in the group of Medical Bioinformatics.

The position is limited to 3 years. The salary is paid according to the German TV-L system (the salary agreement for public service employees).

The Medical Bioinformatics group (lead by Dr. Jan Budczies) works closely together with the Center for Molecular Pathology (MPZ) Heidelberg, one of the leading centers for molecular diagnostics in Europe. We work with cutting-edge technologies and state-of-the-art infrastructure and offer access to international research networks. The preferred candidate will work in an interdisciplinary and highly motivated team.

Project description:
Malignant tumors, besides cancer cells, include a microenvironment composed of stromal, immune, vascular and other cells. The project seeks to explore the cellular architecture of malignant tumors by the application machine learnings to digital tissue slides. Exploitation of the cellular composition and organization is expected to contribute to the development of new and better biomarkers for prediction of prognosis and of therapy response. 

  • Method development for the analysis of histomorphological and of multispectral imaging digital tissue slides
  • Integration of digital tissue data, molecular high-throughput data and clinical-pathological data
  • Presentation of research results at meetings and conferences, contribution to paper writing
  • Masters’ degree or equivalent degree in bioinformatics, informatics, computational biology or a related science
  • Excellent programming skills in at least one programming language, preferably R
  • Skills in big data analysis and machine learning
  • Enthusiasm to apply machine learning methods to the analysis of digital tissue slides, research experience in image analysis would be a plus 
  • Familiarity with concepts and data bases related to cancer research would be a plus
  • Proficiency in English speaking and writing, as well as good team and communication skills
What we offer
  • Target-oriented individual further education and training opportunities
  • Targeted training on the job
  • Ticket for public transport
  • Possibility of child care (crèche and kindergarten) as well as subsidy for holiday care for school children
  • Active health promotion
  • Company pension scheme
  • Access to the university library and other university facilities (e.g. university sports)
Contact & Application

For further Information please contact Ms Yvonne Reichelt via e-mail: yvonne.reichelt@med.uni-heidelberg.de.

Applications will be accepted via e-mail.

Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg
Pathologisches Institut
Center for Molecular Pathology  
Im Neuenheimer Feld 224
69120 Heidelberg
Yvonne Reichelt, Team Assistance

published: November 16th, 2020

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