Postdoc Position (closed)

The Computational Biology Group of Interdisciplinary Center for Clinical Research (IZKF) Aachen, RWTH Aachen University Hospital, Aachen, invites applicants for a Postdoctoral position in the area of computational biology methods for gene regulation and epigenetics on cell differentiation. The expected starting date is September 2012.

The project is based on the integrative analysis of expression, transcription factor binding and epigenetic data to understand regulatory processes behind cell differentiation and the onset of diseases. We are particularly interested in using hidden Markov models for the segmentation of genomic regions given their epigenetic profiles to characterize genomic regions and their roles in gene regulation during cell differentiation.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D in Bioinformatics, Computer Science or related areas and have experience in machine learning, analysis of gene expression, transcription factor binding and/or Chip-Seq and a strong publication record. The candidate should have solid programming skills (C, Python and R) and acquaintance with Linux (high performance computing is a plus). The working language of the group is English.

The position is based on the German TV-L 13 salary scale, including all German social benefits (health insurance and pension scheme). Interested candidates should send a CV, statement of research interests and the names of three references to

The Computational Biology Group is supported by the Interdisciplinary Center for Clinical Research Aachen (IZKF) and hosted by the Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Department of Cell Biology, RWTH Aachen University Hospital and the Helmholtz Institute for Biomedical Engineering, RWTH Aachen.