Bielefeld Institute for Bioinformatics Infrastructure

Application deadline for PhD positions expired on July 31st.

Graduate School "Digital Infrastructure for the Life Sciences"

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The graduate school "Digital Infrastructure in the Life Sciences" (DILS) of the newly established the "Bielefeld Institute for Bioinformatics Infrastructure" (BIBI) at Bielefeld University, Germany, offers four PhD positions (3 years, 100% TV-L E13) starting October 2019.
The institute's research program focuses on scientific and service aspects in the area of bioinformatics infrastructure in close cooperation with the "German Network for Bioinformatic Infrastructure" (de.NBI) as well as the "Information Centre for Life Sciences" (ZB MED).
The qualification program of the DILS graduate school includes a joint research program, dedicated courses, workshops, retreats, etc.
Candidates must demonstrate broad background in the interdisciplinary field of bioinformatics in general and deep knowledge in the area they apply for (see project descriptions for detailed requirements). Good communication skills and knowledge of the English language is required, whereas German is not necessary.
The application deadline was July 31st.
Shortly after the deadline, the most promising candidates will be invited to an application workshop, taking place at Bielefeld University early September.


Application Instructions

  1. Choose projects

    Within the general scope of the program, we offer several specific PhD projects you can apply for. Please choose one or two projects of your interest and mention them in your motivation letter. For the description of the projects including prospective supervisors, follow this link.

  2. Provide the following documents

    Do not send any documents other than the required ones. Include English or German translations of all official documents, in case the documents are neither in English nor German. (For the selection procedure, the translations do not need to be certified. In case you are selected for a position, you will have to provide certified translations.)

    • Letter of application: Stating your motivation, qualification, main scientific experiences, and a brief outline of your current and future scientific interests (1 page). Refer to one or two selected projects (see above).
    • Short tabular CV: Data should be in tabular form, maximum 2 pages, including start and end dates (mm/yyyy) where applicable. List your personal information, contact details, languages, and all relevant secondary education, profession and trainings after leaving high school (college, Gymnasium etc.). Also include a list of conferences you attended, your honors/prizes (e.g. scholarships), and your publications, including thesis (title), journal publications (citations only), conference talks (title and conference) and posters. Handicapped or severely handicapped persons should indicate this status in the CV to be accounted for.
    • Transcript of records, including
      • 1st university degree or intermediate examination (e.g. B.Sc., Vordiplom)
      • 2nd university degree (e.g. Master, Diploma), or intermediate results if in progress
      • if applicable: transcript of additional university degree(s)

  3. Submit your application
    • All documents have to be provided in a single PDF file not larger than 5MB.
    • Send the PDF to by July 31, 2019.
    • Applying via email is preferred. However, applications might also be sent by mail to: Bielefeld University, Faculty of Technology, Institute for Bioinformatcs Infrastructure, P.O. Box 10 01 31, 33501 Bielefeld, Germany.)
    • Incomplete or incorrect applications will not be considered.

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