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PhD Student or Postdoctoral Researcher (gn) in Bioinformatics and Machine Learning


The Institute of Reproductive Genetics and the Institute of Medical Informatics of the University of Münster are offering a position in a joint project (Groups of Prof. Frank Tüttelmann and Prof. Julian Varghese), initially limited to 3 years, starting as soon as possible

PhD Student or Postdoctoral Researcher (gn*) in Bioinformatics and Machine Learning
Ref.: 05935

Salary according to TV-L E13

(*gn=gender neutral)

The project entitled “Bioinformatics and Machine Learning” focuses on the identification of epi-/genetic changes associated with male infertility. The basis are a wealth of large scale datasets that require novel analytical approaches comprising advanced skills in data analyses and Artificial Intelligence. Another asset is the “Male Fertility Gene Atlas” ( that will be further developed. The project will be conducted in a strong translational setting, in which clinicians, scientists and bioinformaticians are working closely together.

Required qualifications:
• Master’s degree or PhD in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Mathematics, or a related field
• Experience in Machine Learning technologies (ideally for biomedical data)
• Excellent programming skills (ideally R or Python, and Java) and experience in website development
• Fluency and excellent communication skills in English (and German)
• Strong commitment to research and development in a translational setting

We offer:
• The setting of an interdisciplinary Clinical Research Unit
• An international, multidisciplinary, and creative working environment
• State-of-the-art research facilities (e.g. High Performance Computing Capacity)
• Excellent possibilities for career development and networking

The DFG Clinical Research Unit ‘Male Germ Cells: from Genes to Function’ (CRU326) investigates in translational projects human male germ cell function in health and disease at the genetic, epigenetic, and molecular level.

The Clinical Research Unit consists of clinicians, basic researchers, and data scientists from the local Centre of Reproductive Medicine and Andrology, Department of General Paediatrics, Institutes of Reproductive Genetics, Cell Biology, and Medical Informatics, and the Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Biomedicine.

More information on the Clinical Research Unit and projects can be found under:

For more information, please contact Prof. Frank Tüttelmann, or Prof. Julian Varghese,

Formal applications including a short summary of your research background (max. 1 page) may be sent until 26.05.2021 to Personalgewinnung des Universitätsklinikums Münster, Bewerbermanagement, Domagkstraße 5, 48149 Münster or via email to:

Applications from female candidates are particularly encouraged. In the case of equal qualifications, competence and specific achievements, women will be considered on preferential terms within the framework of the legal possibilities unless reasons specific to an individual male candidate predominate. Candidates with recognised disabilities possessing equal qualifications will be given preference.

The University Hospital of Münster encompasses clinics and polyclinics as well as institutes specializing in research, training and in- as well as outpatient care. More than 8000 employees work in the different departments and institutes of the University Hospital. With 1500 beds, it is one of the largest university hospitals in Germany, providing the highest level of medical care.


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