PhD position „Binding interface classification employing image recognition”

Jülich Research Centre (FZJ)

Jülich, Germany

Work group:

JSC – Jülich Supercomputing Centre



Area of research:

PHD Thesis



Job description:

Your Job:


You will develop a protein binding interface comparison based on interface images and recent image recognition algorithms. You will validate and apply the approach to three fundamental questions: I) function prediction; II) off-target prediction and drug repurposing to prevent side-effects in drug discovery or apply an existing therapeutic to a new disease indication, respectively; III) protein-protein interaction prediction

Your Profile:


Excellent Master`s degree in (structural or molecular) bioinformatics, chemistry, biochemistry, or biophysics Strong background in (structural or molecular) bioinformatics, computational biochemistry/chemistry, or data science High interest in working in an interdisciplinary collaboration Profound programming knowledge in at least one scripting language and one high-level language (preferably Phython and C++) Excellent knowledge of written and oral English: TOEFL or equivalent evidence of English-speaking skills Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work independently Excellent cooperation and communication skills and ability to work as part of a team A high Level of scholarship as indicated, for example, by bachelor and master study transcripts

Our Offer:


Outstanding scientific and technical infrastructure – ideal conditions for successfully completing a doctoral degree Unique HDS-LEE graduate school program A highly motivated group as well as an international and interdisciplinary working Environment at one of Europe`s largest research Establishments Chance or participating in (international) conferences Continuous scientific mentoring by your scientific advisor Further development of your personal strengths, e.g. via a comprehensive further training program Pay in line with 100 % of pay Group 13 of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD-Bund) A contract for the duration of 3 yearsDetailed Information about living and working in Jülich is provided here: www.fzjuelich.de/portal/EN/Careers/JuelichAsAnEmployer/OutAndAboutInJuelich/_node.html.

Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women.We also welcome applications from disabled persons.



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Quote Reference: 2019D-139

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