Open positions

We are always looking for interested student assistants with skills in programming and/or machine learning for one or two year contracts. Most of our work is performed in Python and R and we actively use Unix-based command line (bash), vscode, snakemake, GitHub and slurm in HPC environments. Student assistants will be involved across projects of the lab, like the study of different genetic variant effects as well as the the composition of cell-free DNA. This may entail their close interaction with the IGVF consortium and our collaborators Jay Shendure (University of Washington, Seattle), Nadav Ahituv (UCSF) and the Human Genetics institute at Medical University of Graz. We are also supervising internships (unpaid and that are part of study programs) and thesis projects at both the Berlin and Lübeck sites.

Generally, please contact us to enquire about potential PostDoc, PhD and student assistant positions. Positions would be located at the University of Lübeck, Germany (less than hour away from Hamburg) or at the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité in Berlin. In Berlin, we typically recruit PhD students through the IRTG 2403 and HEIBRiDS graduate programs. We supervise unpaid internships (that are part of study programs) and thesis projects at both the Berlin and Lübeck sites.


Feel free to contact us with questions about our research, open positions or collaborations:

martin.kircher (at) or or

Visiting Address in Berlin

We are located on Charité Campus Mitte just a short (< 10 min) walk away from the main train station (Hauptbahnhof). The closest bus and tram stop is Invalidenpark. The closest S- and U-Bahn stop is Hauptbahnhof.

Our campus address is Virchowweg 20 but it is easiest to enter the building via Invalidenstraße 80. The two buildings are connected and you can find us on level 03, following signs to the BIH Core Unit Bioinformatics (CUBI).

Postal Address

Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Berlin Institute of Health
Computational Genome Biology
Charitéplatz 1
10117 Berlin

Address in Lübeck

We are part of Institute for Human Genetics of the University of Lübeck (UzL) and the University Medical Center Schleswig Holstein (UKSH) located in the Biomedical Research building (BMF) building on the Campus Lübeck. Our campus and mailing address is:

Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Lübeck
Institute for Human Genetics
AG Regulatorische Genomik
BMF, Gebäude 67
Ratzeburger Allee 160
23538 Lübeck