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Master Thesis Position (m/f/d)
Deutsches Institut für Ernährungsforschung Potsdam-Rehbrücke
Nuthetal OT Bergholz-Rehbrücke
The German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbrücke (DIfE) is a member of the Leibniz association. The instituteâ€™s mission is to conduct experimental and clinical research in the field of nutrition and health, with the aim of understanding the molecular basis of nutrition-dependent diseases, and of developing new strategies for treatment and prevention (Website: http://www.dife.de/?lang=en).
The Department of Experimental Diabetology is an internationally recognized research-based department encompassing life sciences and a partner of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD). We invite applications for
1 Master Thesis Position (m/f/d)
in Nuthetal OT Bergholz-Rehbrücke
The candidate will work in an interdisciplinary team to perform Bioinformatics Studies on (Epi)Genetics of Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes. The master student should create multiple analysis pipelines to predict transcription factor binding sites, taking into account histone modifications and ChIP-Seq data. Therefore, tasks would be to:
Integrate existing prediction pipelines
Extend prediction pipelines
Integrate ChIP-Seq data and histone modifications
Create user interface (shiny-app)
With this, the student will learn to connect complex multi-omics datasets in the context of translational research projects that will be run in collaboration with academic and clinical researchers.
Skills and requirements
The DIfE invites applicants with academic background in an appropriate discipline e.g. - bioinformatics, mathematics, statistics, or in a biological science with substantial analytical background knowledge.
The candidate will enjoy team working and interactions with experimental scientists and other bioinformaticians to work on complex datasets, and will have experience using tools such as R/Bioconductor or python. Basic skills in Unix operation systems and intrinsic interest in genetics would be an asset.
The institute offers excellent working conditions in an interactive and multidisciplinary research environment, with state-of-the-art equipment, qualified training and the opportunity to continue on a Doctoral Student position afterwards.
Please send your application until latest January 5th, 2020 in print to:
German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam- Rehbruecke
For further information please do not hesitate to contact:
Prof. Dr. Annette Schürmann, head of department Experimental Diabetology, E-Mail: email@example.com
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