Startseite Karriere Stellenangebote PhD student in informatics, bioinformatics or computational biology (m/f/div)

PhD student in informatics, bioinformatics or computational biology (m/f/div)

published: 2. July 2020

Bioinformatics PhD project (machine learning)

The German Rheumatism Research Center (DRFZ) Berlin is a member of the Leibniz Association and is dedicated to the interdisciplinary research of rheumatic diseases. It is one of the leading institutes in the field of immunology, experimental rheumatology and rheumatoid arthritis epidemiology.

Our group (AG Baumgrass) ( is working on molecular mechanisms of lymphocyte activation and activation-induced cell fate decisions to understand the role of immune cells in chronic inflammatory diseases (such as allergy and SLE). Our focus is on regulation of cytokine co-expression, digital decision making and protein-based pattern recognition of immune cells under physiological and pathological conditions.

We are looking for a highly motivated and responsible

PhD student in informatics, bioinformatics or computational biology (m/f/div).


The current project focusses on automated detection and risk assessment of tumor cells and has the title

“Pattern recognition of highly complex leukemia cell data with machine learning approaches”.


You will use:

– highly complex clinical flow and mass cytometry data sets of leukemia patients

– our own multi-parametric visualization tool “Pattern Recognition of Immune Cells” (PRI)

– our novel feature engineering approach of single cell data


We expect:

– completed university degree in informatics, bioinformatics or similar

– experience with programming (R would be great)

– experience and/or training in machine learning approaches

– cooperation with other bioinformaticians in a network project


We offer:

– an attractive working environment

– challenging research activities

– additional education by the Leibniz Graduate School on Chronic Inflammation


Please send your detailed application as one combined PDF-file (with CV, letter of motivation, certificates, and references) by e-mail to Prof. Dr. Ria Baumgrass (

The DRFZ is an equal opportunity/affirmative-action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and strongly encourage applications of women and underrepresented groups. Applications made by women and individuals with disabilities will be given preferential consideration, if qualified accordingly.

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