Thursday, 18 March 2010

22 PhD at Germany

Bernstein-Center for Computational Neuroscience (BCCN) Heidelberg/Mannheim, Germany, 
invites application for • 22 Ph.D. student positions
Position will start in May 2010 or later (provided funding is granted), and are to be filled within all areas of neuroscience, including computational, mathematical, cognitive, systems, behavioral, and molecular neuroscience, neuroimaging, neurogenetics, neuropsychology, neuropharmacology, and in-vitro/in-vivo electrophysiology.
The BCCNs are a German governmental initiative in Computational Neuroscience ( which aims to foster the tight integration of theoretical and experimental neuroscience. The BCCN Heidelberg/Mannheim is devoted to the topic ‘From Genes to Behavior’ and investigates the links between biophysical properties of neurons and synapses controlled by single genes, their impact on neural network dynamics and computation, and the implications in turn for normal and aberrant cognitive processing. For more information on participating groups see
A graduate school providing teaching and training in computational and experimental neuroscience methods will be established as part of the BCCN.
The Heidelberg University and the Central Institute of Mental Health (CIMH) Mannheim provide an internationally outstanding environment for neuroscience research. Heidelberg University was ranked as Germany’s top university in 2008 by Times Higher Education, and the CIMH is one of Europe’s premier research institutions dedicated to mental health.
The Heidelberg University and the CIMH are committed to strengthen the proportion of women in research and teaching and strongly encourage applications of qualified female scientists. Handicapped applicants with equal qualification will be given preferential consideration.
Full applications including CV, copies of certificates, two references and brief description of reasons for application should be sent electronically to
Application deadline : May 16, 2010

PhD in Cheminformatics

PhD studentship in Cheminformatics, UMIT, Hall i.T, Austria 
 For a project funded by the Austrian Science Foundation (FWF), we are seeking for a highly motivated PhD student. This position is available for the duration of 3 years.
The applicant must have the following essential skills: 
>Master degree in chemistry, chemoinformatics or computer chemistry.
>Strong programming skills in R/python/Java/C and database knowledge preferably in a Linux environment.
>Experience in chemical data analysis, e.g. QSAR/QSPR.
Knowledge in chemical graph theory is desired but not absolutely required.
Moreover, good communication- and English skills are also necessary.
The ideal candidate would enjoy working in a multidisciplinary environment.
Background of structure-oriented drug design, molecular and topological descriptors, biochemistry, and statistical modeling is a plus (but not a must).
Interested applicants should e-mail a full curriculum vitae, a cover letter expressing research interests, and the contact information of two references to Matthias Dehmer.
Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. habil. Matthias Dehmer
Institute for Bioinformatics and Translational Research
Hall in Tyrol, Austria
Tel.: 0043/(0)50/8648-3851
Fax: 0043/(0)50/8648-673851
Application Deadline :  Very soon....

PhD Computational Drug Design

Job description:
For the development and validation of novel methods to predict biological effects of small molecules to macromolecular targets, we are seeking a highly motivated PhD student for up to 4 years to start in April 2010 (50%, Salary class IIa BAT). Since this position is financed by the University, about 100 hours of teaching (student supervision in a chemistry lab) will be required.
The ideal candidate should hold a diploma/master degree in computational or pharmaceutical/medicinal chemistry or equivalent qualification (to be admitted for the PhD studies) and should have a strong interest in cheminformatics and computational drug design. Good knowledge of English and German basic skills are required. Knowledge in computer science and/or programming knowledge would be an advantage.
The official announcement with all formal requirements is provided at (in German, search for 21400000/01/10)
Please send your application referring to
Kennziffer 21400000/01/10 until March 15, 2010 to:
Freie Universitaet Berlin
Fachbereich Biologie, Chemie, Pharmazie
Institut fr Pharmazie
z.Hd. Prof. Dr. Matthias F. Melzig
Koenigin-Luise-Str. 2+4
14195 Berlin (Dahlem)
and additionally per E-Mail in PDF format to Prof. Gerhard Wolber (
Further information:
Please mention Hub of Informatics while applying... 
Application Deadline : March 15, 2010