Hasso-Plattner-InstitutSDG am HPI
Hasso-Plattner-InstitutDSG am HPI

Ph.D. Candidate (m/f/d)

We are searching for a highly motivated


Ph.D. candidate (m/f/d)

in the research group of Dr. H. O. Heyne at the Prof. E. Böttinger chair of Digital Health.



  • study genetic influences on epilepsy and other diseases
  • generate insights and tools with clinical relevance
  • work on genetic data (e.g. array or sequencing data) and clinical data (e.g. electronic health records)
  • gain expertise in clinical and quantitative genetics as well as statistical and analytical skills
  • learn to “science” independently including scientific writing, publishing and presentations
  • work with international collaborators (such as at the Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Health at Mount Sinai, New York and large international consortia)
  • teaching activities related to the Master course of “Digital Health” such as supervision of Master theses



  • graduated in (bio-)informatics, life science, statistical or related field
  • advanced programming skills (R/python, others are a plus)
  • ability to work well independently and in a team
  • commitment to transdisciplinary collaborative international research
  • excellent communication skills in English
  • experience with genetic and clinical data are a plus


Work hours

40 hours per week

Start date



We are looking forward to receiving your application! Please send it including a motivation letter exclusively per Mail (PDF format) until 30th October to: Henrike.Heyne(at)hpi.de


Hasso-Plattner-Institut for Digital Engineering gGmbH
Hasso Plattner Institute Digital Health Center
Campus II
Rudolf-Breitscheid-Str. 187
14482 Potsdam