Ph.D. position (m/f/d) in Epigenomics Bioinformatics

We invite applicants for a PhD position in computational methods to dissect DNA methylation changes and their impact in regulatory features of cells upon aging in humans. The candidate will develop bioinformatic methods for detection of age associated DNA methtylation changes from whole genome bisulfite sequencing (WGBS) and associated these with chromatin, regulatory and transcriptional features of cells (ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq, scATAC-seq and scRNA-seq). This project will be performed within a Sequencing Grant from the DFG aiming to generate a large sequencing atlas of epigenetics in human aging in collaboration with Prof. W. Wagner Cell Biology Division, RWTH Aachen and Prof. A. Meissner, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin. 

We are looking for highly motivated individuals (m/f/d) with a university degree (M.Sc. or equivalent) in computer science or bioinformatics. The salary is according to German public service salary scale level TV-L 13.  Applicants should have experience in bioinformatics methods for analysis of epigenetic sequencing protocols and statistical machine learning. Experience in high performance computing is a plus. Willingness for teamwork and the ability to work independently in a competitive international environment are required. Good skills of English are expected.

Please send your documents including a curriculum vitae, a letter of motivation, all academic certificates and 2-3 references by email to Ivan G. Costa (email

We offer a dynamic, interdisciplinary and international environment with a focus on translational medicine and provide all advanced technologies of modern biomedicine. With 40000 students and 6000 academic staff, the RWTH is one of the largest universities in Germany. The RWTH Aachen University is certified as a family-friendly university and offers a dual career program for partner hiring. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled people and ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are underrepresented across RWTH Aachen University. The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit.