Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Anders Group: Open positions

The Centre for Molecular Biology of the University of Heidelberg (ZMBH) is seeking

a bioinformatics PhD student

to develop novel data analysis methods for experiments in functional genomics, focusing initially on ribosomal footprinting assays performed to elucidate the interplay of ribosomes and chaperones. The position will be shared between two ZMBH groups: the group of Dr. Günter Kramer / Prof. Bernd Bukau and the group of Dr. Simon Anders.

We are looking for candidates with a scientific mind set, talent for scientific software development and data analysis and passion for science. While good knowledge of molecular biology would be a plus, solid bioinformatics or math skills are a must. Prior experience with R, Python or similar languages would be ideal. Fluency in written and spoken English and interdisciplinary communication skills are critical.

We offer a securely funded position in the stimulating research environment of Heidelberg campus –a major hub for life sciences in Europe–, working with data from state-of-the-art instruments and innovative experimental approaches, interaction with and supervision by experienced biologists and bioinformaticians/biostatisticians, and so the chance to publish on cutting-edge research work.

For details, please see the Bukau and Anders groups' web pages at or contact S. Anders or G. Kramer (s.anders@ and To apply, please send an e-mail with your CV and a cover letter describing your expertise and research interests to S. Anders.

Last updated: 2017-09-12

We are always interested in

talented students for internships

with skills in software developments.

If you want to hone your programming skills on interesting projects related to scientific software development and omics data exploration, and want to get experience in collaborative research in molecular biology, get in contact.

Posted: 2017-04-29