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Announcement of Qualification Fellowship

The German-Canadian international research training group

  • “Computational Methods for the Analysis of the Diversity and Dynamics of Genomes”

at Bielefeld University, Germany, offers one qualification fellowship. It is a one-year scholarship for BSc graduates allowing, after one year of preparatory studies and research, to directly continue in the PhD program. Monthly tax-free allowance of 800 Euros.

Candidates should hold an excellent Bachelor or equivalent in Bioinformatics, Mathematics, Computer science, or related areas with a clear focus on computer science. They have to demonstrate broad background in the interdisciplinary field of bioinformatics in general and deeper knowledge in at least one of the research areas of our program. As students must be able to communicate their work in the research training group, and have to quickly integrate into both the Bielefeld and Vancouver environment, good communication skills are demanded. Knowledge of the English language is required, whereas German is not necessary.

The application deadline is on Friday, July 17, 2015 (any time zone).

Application Instructions

Your application has to contain the following documents:

  • Filled application form: ApplicationForm.pdf
  • Letter of application:
    • Stating your motivation, qualification, main scientific experiences, and a brief outline of your current and future scientific interests (1 page). In this, refer to at least one research field of the PIs in our program (see websites linked here).
  Short tabular CV: 
  * In tabular form, maximum 3 pages, including start and end dates (mm/yyyy) where applicable. List your personal information, contact details, languages, and all relevant secondary education, profession and trainings after leaving school (college, Gymnasium etc.). 
  Transcript of records, including: 
  - 1st university degree or intermediate examination (e.g. B.Sc., Vordiplom) 
  - if applicable: intermediate results of 2nd university degree (e.g. Master, Diploma) if applicable 
  Letters of recommendation: 
  * Include two letters of recommendation from qualified referees (e.g. group leaders). For reasons of privacy, the letters can also be sent to us by the referees directly (to any email address mentioned below). 

Do not send any documents other than the required ones. Incomplete or incorrect applications will not be considered. All documents have to be provided in a single PDF file not larger than 5MB.

Include English or German translations of all official documents, in case the documents are neither in English nor German. (For the selection procedure, the translations do not need to be certified. In case you are selected for a position, you will have to provide certified translations.)

Send the PDF to by Friday, July 17, 2015 (any time zone). If you have questions, contact:

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