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Applications for Postdoc Positions

EMBL Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowships (EIPOD):

The call for EIPOD fellowships will be open in summer 2020. These are fellowships to carry out a research project over 3 years. The postdoctoral fellow will carry out a project in at least two labs within EMBL and potentially additional research institutions.

Potential EIPOD projects include:

  • Combining quantitative genomics with in situ structural biology and chromatin reconstitution (collaboration with Sebastian Eustermann)
  • Investigating cooperative TF binding using single molecule foot printing (collaboration with Arnaud Krebs)
  • Integrating multiple ‘omics data sets to understand the molecular causes of pulmonary arterial hypertension (collaboration with Marlene Rabinovitch at Stanford)
  • Combining structural, genomics technologies and image analysis to link 3D chromatin architecture and transcription (e.g. collaboration with Christoph Mueller and Julia Mahamid)
  • Exploring the 3D genome architecture and regulatory genomics from flies to mammals (collaboration with Eileen Furlong)

Spontaneous applications:

Experience or strong motivation to learn bioinformatics/biostatistics or programming is required. Experience with NGS data analysis and/or QTL mapping in humans is beneficial. Current projects range from personalised ‘omics approaches, aiming at understanding the molecular basis of complex traits to predictions of drug-genotype interactions. The successful candidate is expected to take a strong lead on his/her project and start to develop independent ideas that can potentially be followed up by collaborations with experimental labs.

For all applications please contact Judith Zaugg by email and attach your CV and a brief motivation letter of your research interests.


PhD and Master students application

Students will have the opportunity to learn and help develop a variety of bioinformatics and statistical tools and models ranging from NGS data analysis pipelines, eQTL mapping and personalized genomics to large-scale data processing and visualization. A theoretical background and / or interest in either bioinformatics/biostatistics, programming or functional genomics/genetics is beneficial. Students are expected to be highly motivated to work on challenging computational research projects in an international team.

PhD applicants: Please apply through the EMBL International PhD Programme.

Bachelor / Master students: Please have a look at the pages for Visitors and Undergraduates and send your CV and a brief motivation letter to Judith Zaugg directly.

For all questions please contact Judith Zaugg by email.