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 position (f/m/d) in bioinformatics/informatics

Code: 1912/2021/2

The bioinformatics unit of the Platform for Single Cell Genomics and Epigenomics (PRECISE) at the Department of Genomics & Immunoregulation at the Life & Medical Sciences (LIMES) Institute of the University of Bonn and research area Systems Medicine at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) in Bonn are offering a PhD position.

Your tasks

In this regard, PRECISE bioinformatics and the research area Systems Medicine at the DZNE Bonn are now seeking for PhD candidates who want to work in the field of bioinformatics, informatics and standardization. We are involved in various national and international projects and engage in the development, improvement and implementation of standards for genomic data and metadata within the German Human Genome-Phenome Archive (GHGA,


  • Enthusiasm to work in a thriving academic research environment.
  • Background in bioinformatics, medical Informatics, informatics or related fields.
  • Experience in Next-Generation Sequencing data.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team at the interface between life sciences and informatics
  • An interest to work in an international environment.
  • Computer programming skills.
  • Familiarity with clinical research.
  • Very good communications and writing skills in English.

We offer

  • A challenging research project.
  • State of the art technologies to tackle important scientific and medical questions.
  • A thriving interdisciplinary research environment at the DZNE.
  • Fully established bioinformatics department.
  • Employment, payment and social benefits are consistent with those at other research institutes.
  • The position is initially temporary limited to 3 years.

Applications (in English) should include a CV, a brief statement of research experiences and interests, a list of publications (if applicable) and two references, and should be submitted the link below.

We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible.




Contact details

Prof. Dr. Joachim Schultze

Working hours


Contract length

3 years

Payment, social benefits

consistent with those at other research institutes

Application deadline

March 31st, 2021

The DZNE is an equal opportunity employer. It is committed to employing disabled individuals and especially encourages them to apply. You will obtain special skills and knowledge for your scientific qualification during your activities at DZNE.