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2 PhD positions in Stamatakis lab


Two PhD scholarships available in the Scientific Computing group at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS gGmbH) in Heidelberg, Germany

The Scientific Computing group (, the home of RAxML, at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS gGmbH) is soliciting applications for a PhD positions in the broader area of Phyloinformatics.

HITS gGmbH is a private non-profit research institute carrying out multidisciplinary research in the computational sciences. It receives its base funding from the HITS Stiftung. PhD students will be inscribed at the computer science department of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), which is among the top 5 CS departments in Germany.

Applicants shall have a background and Master’s degree in bioinformatics or computer science and excellent C/C++ programming skills. Expertise in the area of high performance computing will be a plus.

Our research mainly focuses on:

  • Computational Molecular Phylogenetics
  • Large scale evolutionary biology data analyses
  • Supercomputing
  • Quantifying Biodiversity
  • Next and 3 rd Generation Sequence Data Analysis

Secondary research interests include, but are not limited to:

  • Emerging parallel architectures (GPU, Xeon PHI)
  • Discrete algorithms on trees and sequences
  • Population Genetics

The starting date is flexible. To apply, please enter your application via the following link.

Applications must be submitted by December 31st, 2015.

Please note that applications not submitted via the online system will not be considered.

Please contact Alexandros Stamatakis (Alexandros dot Stamatakis at h-its dot org) if you have any further questions.