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PhD position in Single Cell Genomics (m/f/d)

The Friedrich Schiller University Jena connects people and ideas, science and business, universities and non-university research. Rooted in the heart of Germany and interconnected to the world, it shapes the character of Jena as a future-oriented and cosmopolitan city.

The Institute for Computer Science, Department for Bioinformatics/High-Throughput Analysis of the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena offers the following position from


PhD position in Single Cell Genomics (m/f/d)


For our growing team we are looking for PhD students who are interested in creative applications of single cell RNA sequencing.

Our newly established laboratory will apply wetlab and bioinformatic analyses in the fast growing field of single cell genomics to a variety of living and non-living systems. We are working on a wide range of projects from medicine to synthetic biology.

We are affiliated to the Friedrich Schiller University Jena and located at the Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI). The FLI houses numerous state-of-the-art core facilities for genomics, proteomics, imaging and various other applications. In addition, we are part of the Department of RNA Bioinformatics and High-Throughput Sequencing Analysis, one of the world's leading computer-based research groups for RNA biology.



Your assignments:

  • Establishment of innovative technologies and molecular genetic methods
  • DNA/RNA Library preparation for NGS sequencing
  • Bioinformatic analysis of the data
  • Work on an own scientific qualification project, doctorate


Our expectations:

  • successfully completed Master's degree with a strong background in molecular biology and/or biochemistry
  • Experience in Next-Generation-Sequencing (NGS) data analysis is of great advantage
  • Communication skills in written and spoken English are essential
  • Team spirit, interest in multidisciplinary projects and a certain amount of fearlessness


We offer:

  • The participation in diverse experimental and theoretical research with a strong interdisciplinary character at the interface of bioinformatics and molecular biology. The work in national and international networks with universities and research institutions.
  • An excellent equipment and infrastructure.
  • An interesting activity on an international level / participation in international conferences.
  • A graduate academy for doctoral students and postdocs.
  • Remuneration in accordance with the provisions of the collective agreement for the public service of the Länder (TV-L) in line with personal requirements up to E13, including a special annual payment under the collective agreement.

The advertised position is limited to a period of 3 years.

It is a part-time position of 50% (20 hours per week).

Severely disabled persons are given preferential consideration if they have the same aptitude, skills and professional qualifications.

Have we attracted your interest? Then please send your detailed written application, preferably by e-mail (a PDF file), stating the registration number 281/2020 by 02.11.2020 to

Prof. Manja Marz
Bioinformatics/High-Throughput Analysis
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Leutragraben 1
07743 Jena

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Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Leutragraben 1
07743 - Jena


Prof. Manja Marz


Ausschreibung vom: 08.10.2020
Bewerbungsende: 02.11.2020
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