PhD-Position (f/m/d)

Updated: about 1 month ago

In the Department of Medical Bioinformatics we are looking for a

  • Specialization: in the field of Bioinformatics
  • Limitation: limited to 3 years
  • Working period: part-time (65%)
  • Tariff: salary according to TV-L
  • Announcement published on 14.10.2021
  • Vacancy from 14.10.2021
  • Application deadline: 31.10.2021

The CKDNapp project (Chronical Kidney Disease Nephrologist’s app) is an interdisciplinary collaboration funded as e:Med junior consortium. The consortium develops a clinical decision support system to optimize the treatment of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The project partners cover the fields of medicine, mathematics and computer science. In a previous large-scale study (German Chronic Kidney Disease, GCKD), metabolic and other biomarkers have been collected together with clinical information like therapy and patient outcome. Based on these and other data, we will develop a knowledge management system together with machine learning models to optimize treatment decisions.

Your tasks:

  • Implement methods for clinical decisions support
  • Integrate metabolic states with patient parameters and disease progress
  • Use and develop machine learning approaches
  • Develop services to provide the data for the front-end
  • Develop an application for use by the medical doctors
  • Implement an intuitive and easy-to-use front end for the app
  • Use the feedback of the medical doctors to improve the app

Your profile:

  • A master degree in bioinformatics, computer science, data science or similar
  • Fluent German and English spoken and written
  • Good knowledge of some programming languages, e.g. Python, Java, R or JavaScript
  • Some experience in front-end development
  • Basic understanding of biological and medical processes
  • Capability to communicate with people from other knowledge fields
  • Interest in interdisciplinary work
  • Enthusiasm to discover new fields

Our offer:

  • Work in an interdisciplinary project with young scientists
  • Student in the Dept. of Medical Bioinformatics with the opportunity for scientific exchange and insight into various bioinformatic fields
  • PhD study at the Göttingen Research Campus
  • Cooperation with the Helmholtz-Zentrum Munich and the University Medical Centers of Kiel and Freiburg
  • Place of embloyment: Göttingen (UMG)
  • Contract type: Salary according to TVöD-Bund E13, 65% for 3 years
  • Note: Recruited via the Helmholtz Institute Munich, delegated to Göttingen at the UMG.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Jürgen Dönitz, phone: 0551/39-14927, E-Mail:

We would like to point out that submitting your application constitutes your consent under data protection law to the processing of your data as part of the application procedure.

We look forward to you!

The University Medical Center Göttingen is committed to professional equality. We therefore seek to increase the proportion of under-represented genders. Applicants with disabilities and equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment.

We look forward to receiving your application by 31.10.2021:

Please send your application via e-mail in PDF-format or via mail in copy and not in folders.

Travel and application fees cannot be refunded or transferred.

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