Jobs Open positions in our lab

We are always seeking highly motivated new members for our research team!

Researchers from all disciplines with a recently completed PhD or who are about to finish their PhD are welcome to apply. Candidates are expected to have a published record of achievements that would enable them to succesfully apply for postdoctoral fellowships and should send a CV, letters of recommendation, and a short outline of their research interests to

1.) We are looking for a PhD student or postdoctoral researcher in bioinformatics / computational biology

This position is offered in collaboration with the Project Group of Dr. Simon Anders at the Centre for Molecular Biology of the University of Heidelberg (ZMBH). The Anders group develops bioinformatics methods for exploration of and inference on omics data.

We employ cutting edge omics techniques including single-cell transcriptomics and epigenomics, ribosome profiling and proteomics to understand how adult neural stem cells function in health and disease. The project will involve the analysis and integration of multiple types of omics data and their application on questions of stem cell biology. The candidate will not only apply existing computational tools and methods, but also develop new analysis methods where required. The successful candidate will join a highly interdisciplinary research environment with close collaboration between molecular and computational biologists.

The ideal candidate should have
  1. A degree in a quantitative subject such as bioinformatics, statistics, computer science or physics
  2. Experience in at least one programming language (R or Python, optionally C/C++)
  3. Previous experience with the command line on Linux or Mac
Previous expertise in working with omics data or other high-dimensional data is of advantage but not a strict requirement. Furthermore, we expect passion for science, independent thinking, fluency in written and spoken English and interdisciplinary communication skills.

We offer rewarding work on applied projects, in the stimulating research environment of Heidelberg, and in tight collaboration with both experimental as well as computational scientists, providing you the chance to gain experience in diverse research topics and so get an optimal start for your scientific career.

Researchers from all disciplines aiming at attaining a PhD, with a recently completed PhD or who are about to finish their PhD are welcome to apply. Postdoctoral candidates are expected to have a published record of achievements that would enable them to successfully apply for postdoctoral fellowships. Applicants should send a CV, letter of recommendation, a short outline of their research interests and optionally a work sample (e.g. a technical report on a project or a link to a GitHub repository).

Contact Information:
Prof. Ana Martin-Villalba
Interested PhD candidates can apply to our lab through the DKFZ International PhD program. In addition to advertised PhD studentships, the German Cancer Research Center houses an international PhD Program with 36 fellowships granted annually. This PhD Program provides interdisciplinary training and research opportunities for University Graduates who wish to work towards a PhD in the field of Biology and Cancer Research. If you wish to apply, see for further information.