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Apply for Travel Scholarship to Bioinformatics Workshop

Get in touch with the German-Canadian graduate program “Computational Methods for the Analysis of the Diversity and Dynamics of Genomes”!

In our joint bioinformatics graduate school of Bielefeld University, Germany, and Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, we develop bioinformatics methods for the analysis of genomic variations between individuals (diversity) and their change over time (dynamics).

Open positions at Bielefeld University commencing October will be announced from March through April 2016. Application instructions will be available from our website at that time. Please understand that premature applications will not be accepted.

Already now, we invite putative job applicants to apply for participating in our upcoming workshop in Burnaby/Vancouver, Canada, on April 25-27, 2016. A small number of travel scholarships will be awarded to selected qualified candidates.

We welcome excellent Master students in bioinformatics, computer science, mathematics or related areas with a focus on computer science. Good communication skills, in particular knowledge of the English language, are required. Successful candidates are expected to present their current research activities, e.g. their master project, in a short talk during the workshop. The scholarship will cover most of the expected travel expenses. Please understand that we cannot assist in visa issues.

The workshop comprises:

  • presentations by students active in the joint graduate program
  • research meetings with students and faculty
  • presentations by industry partners
  • poster session
  • social event
Application deadline: 31 January\\Notification: mid-February\\Workshop: 25-27 April

Application Instructions

1. Complete the application form

The following pdf form can be completed electronically, e.g., with Adobe Acrobat Reader:

2. Provide further documents

Your application has to contain the following documents. Do not send any documents other than the required ones.

Include English or German translations of all official documents, in case the documents are neither in English nor German. (The translations do not need to be certified.)

  • Letter of application (maximum 1 page):
    • Stating your motivation, qualification, main scientific experiences, and a brief outline of your current and future scientific interests.
  Abstract of talk (maximum half a page): 
  * Title and short abstract of the talk you would present during the workshop. 
  Short tabular CV (maximum 2 pages): 
  * In tabular form, including start and end dates (mm/yyyy) where applicable. List your personal information, contact details, languages, and all relevant secondary education, profession and training after leaving high school (college, Gymnasium etc.). 
  Transcript of records, including: 
  - 1st university degree or intermediate examination (e.g. B.Sc., Vordiplom) 
  - 2nd university degree (e.g. Master, Diploma), or intermediate results if in progress 
  - if applicable: transcript of additional university degree(s) 
  Letter of recommendation: 
  * Include a letter of recommendation from a qualified referee (e.g. group leader). For reasons of privacy, the letter can also be sent to us by the referee directly (to [[|]] with the applicant's name in the subject). 

3. Submit your application

  • All documents (including the form) have to be provided in one single PDF file not larger than 5MB.
  • Send the PDF to by January 31, 2016 (any time zone).
  • Incomplete or incorrect applications will not be considered.
  • All applicants will be informed mid-February.


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