The German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) is a world-leading internationally oriented research center, committed to discovering new approaches to prevent and treat neurodegenerative diseases. To this end, researchers at ten DZNE sites across Germany pursue a translational and interdisciplinary strategy comprising five interconnected areas: fundamental research, clinical research, health care research, population health science, and systems medicine.

PhD-student (f/m/x)

Code: 6027/2022/7

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 the analysis of large-scale genomics data sets
  • Interpretation of large-scale sequencing data
  • Advice of experimental design for ideal data output
  • Development of user-friendly tools for data analysis and tracking of experiments
  • Prepare and write 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 degree in bioinformatics, physics, computer science, biochemistry, or a related field.
  • Technical knowledge on the field of genomics, and its implications on data analysis would ideal
  • Experience in using classical statistical methods and ideally also new modern concepts
  • strong programming skills in scripting languages like R, Matlab or Python, knowledge of Java or in designing and querying databases is a plus
  • A keen interest in neurodegenerative diseases and a profound knowledge in neuroscience
  • English language is a prerequisite

We are looking for candidates who are open-minded, creative team-player, enthusiastic, have strong analytical skills, think critically, and with good social skills

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
  • 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.


Contact details

Prof. Dr. Karin Danzer

Application files

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



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Contact details

Prof. Dr. Karin Danzer

Working hours


Contract length

2 years, extension possible

Payment, social benefits

consistent with those at other research institutes

Application deadline


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 (m/f/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).