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PhD student (f/m/d) HiChol translational research network on inherited intrahepatic cholestasis syndromes. – Dept. of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectious Diseases

The Dept. of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectious Diseases at the Medical Faculty of the
Otto- von-Guericke University Magdeburg
offers a

PhD position (f/m/d)
(TV-L 13, 65%) until the 31 January 2026 starting 02/2023

(Third-party funding)


The Faculty of Medicine is an integral part of the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg and cooperates with the Magdeburg University Hospital A.ö.R. in research, teaching and patient care. The latest findings in medical research and state-of-the-art equipment are used in diagnostic procedures and patient care. The main research foci of the faculty are "Immunology” including “Molecular Medicine of Inflammation" and "Neurosciences".


These are your tasks and responsibilities:

We are seeking an ambitious PhD student (f/m/d) with strong interest in human genetics for our HiChol translational research network on inherited intrahepatic cholestasis syndromes. The research group of Dr. rer. nat. Carola Dröge (PI of project 1) focusses on the genetics underlying a broad range of cholestatic syndromes. Dr. Dröge’s group is part of the Dept. of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectious Diseases (Head: Prof. Dr. V. Keitel Anselmino) at the university hospital Magdeburg. Within the project whole exome and whole genome sequencing will be carried out and bioinformatics will be applied to determine the potential pathogenicity of detected variants and identification of novel cholestasis-related genes. Selected variants will also be studied for their biological consequences in vitro. The influence of more common disease modifying variants will be studied regarding their impact on disease progression or therapeutic options.

Please bring with you:

  • Candidates hold a Master degree (or equivalent) in biological sciences or bioinformatics. They are open minded, active and have a good command of the English language (oral and written).
  • Strong background in genetics.

We offer:

We offer working in an interdisciplinary and international team in our lab and clinical department but also within the multisite/multicentric HiChol consortium and participation at national and international scientific conferences. Courses of the GRK2048 can be used as associated PhD member to have access to lectures and training courses. 

Magdeburg is a city in the middle of Germany, only 2 hours away from Berlin or Leipzig with low living costs, many parks along the river and an active student community.


Payment is according to the wage agreement of the civil service TV-L13, 65% for PhD student positions.

Occupation terms:

Possible start: from now on, ending: 31 January 2026 (due to external funding of HiChol project) in part time (65%).

For further questions, please contact Mrs. Dr. rer. nat. Carola Dröge at 0391-67-21509 or

We look forward to receiving your application by 24.03.2023 (application deadline). Please send one file to or (reference: 150-2023). The file should include:

  1. Cover letter;
  2. Curriculum vitae;
  3. Copies of academic degrees and transcriptions of records;
  4. Contact information for at least one letter of recommodation;
  5. List of publications with link for downloading (do not include your publications in the pdf file)


 online application


Applications from severely disabled persons will be given preferential consideration in cases of equal aptitude, ability and professional qualification. The Otto-von-Guericke University aims to increase the proportion of women in academics and therefore strongly encourages female academics to apply.

Letzte Änderung: 24.02.2023 - Ansprechpartner: Webmaster