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Postdoctoral Fellowships (f/m/x) Computational Cancer Biology

Working at the University Hospital Cologne and the Medical Faculty means helping to shape the future – the future of medicine, of patients and, of course, your own future. You benefit from 59 clinics and institutes as well as numerous other departments and facilities and more than 10,000 jobs. The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Cologne and the University Hospital Cologne assume important social tasks in research, teaching and patient care. A close network with many university and non-university partners guarantees an internationally successful science and the excellent education of our students.

We are looking as soon as possible

Postdoctoral Fellowships (f/m/x)

Computational Cancer Biology

full-time; initially limited until May 31, 2024 according to WissZeitVG Third-party funded project

We are looking for multiple talented and motivated postdocs to join the Computational Cancer Biology and Cancer Evolution laboratory of Roland Schwarz at the CCCE in Cologne.

Our group develops algorithms for investigating intra-tumour heterogeneity (ITH) and genome evolution and conducts large-scale genomics studies investigating ITH in a clinical setting. We are particularly interested in understanding the role of chromosomal instability, somatic copy-number alterations (SCNA) and chromatin structure in cancer evolution. We work hand in hand with our clinical partners locally and in international consortia, such as the ICGCARGO and TRACERx consortia.

For further reading and our recent works see:

Kaufmann et al. 2021, bioRxiv,
Watkins et al. 2020, Nature,
PCAWG Transcriptome Core Group et al. 2020, Nature,

Your tasks

The successful candidates will lead national and international projects on data analysis and develop algorithms to investigate cancer evolution, chromosomal instability, and epigenetic heterogeneity.

Part of our group is also based at the Berlin Institute for the Foundations of Learning and Data (BIFOLD) at the TU Berlin. Regular visits to our partner site for scientific exchange are planned.

Your Profile

Candidates will have a PhD in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics or related field and a strong background in quantitative research. Prior experience in cancer genomics is an asset but not required. Successful candidates will show a strong work ethic and should be enthusiastic about working in a highly interdisciplinary environment in close interaction with our clinical partners. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in team are therefore essential.

Applications including a cover letter and CV with publication list as well as contact details of three references should be sent as a single PDF.

Our Offer

    • A varied job in a highly interesting and challenging research topic
    • A fair working environment with appreciative cooperation
    • Internal and external training opportunities
    • Flexible working time models to support family life
    • Occupational health management offers
    • Local transport ticket at a discount
    • The University of Cologne is an equal opportunity employer

Your salary will be based on TV-L.

Further informations and contact

Prof. Dr. Roland Schwarz
+49 221 478-51455
Application deadline: August 28, 2022

Postal address:
Universitätsklinikum Köln AöR
Geschäftsbereich Personal
Job-ID: 00003072
D-50937 Köln

Applications from female candidates are expressly welcome and will be given priority in the event of equal suitability, competence and professional performance. People with disabilities are welcome to apply and will be treated preferentially in the event of equal suitability and qualification.

The position is suitable for staffing with part-time employees.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

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