PhD Student (f/m/x) in Genetics in the Group Mechanisms of Propagation

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The German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) is a unique non-university research center which is dedicated to the subject dementia and all its areas, as well as other neurodegenerative diseases. The center encompasses the full spectrum of fundamental research from population sciences to health care research. The DZNE stands for excellence in research and science management, translation of scientific results into practice, interdisciplinarity, and internationalization. It is a research center within the Helmholtz Organization of German research centers. With over 1000 employees from 55 nations, spread over 10 sites, the DZNE is one of the national and international leading research centers in its research field (

For the DZNE site in Ulm, we are inviting applications for a

PhD Student (f/m/x) in Genetics in the Group “Mechanisms of Propagation”

Your tasks

  • Management and support of the analysis of large-scale genomics data sets
  • Interpretation of large-scale sequencing data
  • Advice on experimental design for ideal data output
  • Development of user-friendly tools for data analysis and tracking of experiments
  • Prepareration and writeting of manuscripts for publication in international scientific journals
  • Oral presentation of results on local, national, and international conferences
  • Interface between scientists working in the lab and informatical analysis


  • Master’s degree in bioinformatics, physics, computer science, biochemistry, or a related field
  • Technical knowledge in the field of genomics and of its implications for data analysis would be ideal
  • Experience in using classical statistical methods and ideally also new concepts
  • Strong programming skills in scripting languages, like R, Matlab, or Python, knowledge of Java or designing and querying databases is a plus
  • A keen interest in neurodegenerative diseases and a profound knowledge in neuroscience
  • A good command of the English language is a prerequisite

We are looking for candidates who are open-minded, creative team players, enthusiastic, have strong analytical and good social skills, and are able to think critically.

We offer

  • Working in an international team within a stimulating research environment and with very well-equipped laboratories
  • An international environment characterized by a strong focus on science and research
  • A high potential for the individual development of our employees
  • Targeted personell development
  • A full-time position, initially temporary limited to two years
  • Employment, payment, and social benefits are consistent with those at other research institutes

You will obtain special skills and knowledge for your scientific qualification at DZNE. The DZNE is an equal opportunity employer. It is committed to employing disabled individuals and especially encourages them to apply. We would like to point out that as an employee (f/m/x) of the DZNE Ulm, you are subject to facility-related compulsory vaccination against the COVID-19 virus (according to § 20a of the Infection Protection Act).

Contact details

Prof. Dr. Karin Danzer

Application files

  • CV
  • Motivation letter
  • Bachelor and master qualifications
  • Recommendation letters

Application deadline: September 30, 2022

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