Open Positions

We are always looking for skilled coworkers at the Institute of Bioinformatics at University Medicine Greifswald. We encourage anyone to apply who is currently involved or is highly motivated to get involved in research in systems biology, bioinformatics, machine learning, statistics and mathematical modeling applied to questions from molecular biology and medicine. As a successful group of interdisciplinary scientists, we are open to applicants with diverse backgrounds.

Please note also open positions in our partner group with Prof. Mario Stanke (Bioinformatics at Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science), here.

1 Postdoc - Systems Biology of Infection   (June 3, 2019)

We have an opening for a Postdoc in Systems Biology of infection within KoInfect project KoInfekt: Elucidation of Pathomechanisms of Bacterial-Viral Co-infections with New Biomedical Models . Further details on the KoInfect consortium can be found here.

Applicants should have a strong research record in theoretical Systems Biology or related fields, ideally with experience in machine learning in systems biology, in multi-OMICs data integration, or modeling of biological processes using differential equations, and with a strong algorithmical and mathematical background. We expect the applicant to be willing to collaborate closely with both theory and experimental collaboration partners within the KoInfect consortium.

The position is paid according to the German TV-L salary scale (E-13), and is available immediately until December 2020, with possible extension.

Candidates interested in applying, please contact Lars Kaderali (lars.kaderali{at} for additional information. Full applications should include a

and should preferentially be sent by email as one large pdf file. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

2 PhD Students in Applied Bioinformatics   (Apr 10, 2019)

We presently have two open positions for PhD Students (65% E13) for a three-year term on the topics "Classification and conservation of Operons and Transcriptional Units in Cyanobacteria" and "Correlation of Omics data on phenotypic features in Community Medicine" in the newly established research group of Jun.-Prof. Dr. Stefan Simm at the Institute of Bioinformatics at University Medicine Greifswald. The projects include the analysis and validation of proteome, transcriptome, meta-transcriptome and metabolome datasets in different organisms. In addition to the evaluation of high-throughput data sets and their normalization, the successful applicant will perform post-hoc analyses for the functional characterization and identification of marker genes. The focus is also on the development of methods and analysis tools and their visualization for the correlation of different high-throughput methods. Applicants should already have some experience in handling next-generation sequencing and, at best, other omics analyses. Good knowledge of programming with Python, Java or R, as well as the operating systems Windows and Linux are a requirement. Applicants should have previous knowledge about statistical analyses and a basic understanding of biology, and are expected to work independently. A completed degree (diploma or master) in bioinformatics or a related degree program, in which both the biological background or the informatics and or mathematical foundations were taught, is a prerequisite. Furthermore, good English and / or German skills are needed.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants are requested to please send thier full application including CV and transcripts of relevant certificates (Diploma / Master, Bachelor / Vordiplom, High School degree) preferably as one large pdf file by email to annemarie.stoewesand(at)

Diploma, Bachelor and Master Students

We have always openings for Diploma, Bachelor and Master Thesis projects, and encourage students interested in one of the research areas of the group to apply. For a (non-exhaustive) list of thesis proposals please visit here. We are open to additional suggestions for possible thesis topics within the area of research of the group, if you are interested, please contact Lars Kaderali for additional information.

Please note that we do not offer funded positions for diploma / master / bachelor theses.


For information on internship opportunities please contact Lars Kaderali with your CV, and brief information what kind of internship you would like to do, when and for how long.

Please note that we normally cannot provide any funding for internships.

Application Procedure

Diploma, Bachelor, Master students and students interested in an internship please contact us directly by email and provide some background information about your study field and possible topics of interest for your work.

PhD candidates please send your full application including CV, list of publications if any, and transcripts of relevant certificates (Diploma / Master, Bachelor / Vordiplom, High School degree) to the address indicated below.

PostDoc candidates please in addition to the above documents submit a short research proposal and addresses and email of three qualified referees of your choice.

Please direct applications (email welcome) to

Prof. Dr. Lars Kaderali
University Medicine Greifswald
Institute of Bioinformatics
Felix.Hausdorff-Str. 8
D-17475 Greifswald, Germany

E-Mail: lars.kaderali{at}