PhD position with scholarship in Bioinformatics, Denmark

    PhD position with scholarship in Bioinformatics, Denmark

    PhD position with scholarship in real-time clinical microbial bioinformatics, in the Genomic Epidemiology Research Group, National Food Institute (DTU Food), Technical University of Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    June 11, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPhD Position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research AreaBioinformatics
    ScholarshipAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceGenomic Epidemiology Research Group
    National Food Institute (DTU Food)
    Technical University of Denmark
    Contract Period3 Years
    Starting dateNot mentioned


    You must have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree.


    Your main responsibility will be to develop, evaluate and deploy bioinformatics solutions capable of handling both illumina and nanopore data on laptop computers and for people with limited or no bioinformatics experience.

    You will communicate research results by presenting data at project meetings and international conferences, and write reports and manuscripts for publication.

    The day-to-day work will be performed in close collaboration with other researchers in the Genomic Epidemiology group and with national and international partners, especially associated with a current DANIDA funded project in Tanzania. Collaboration includes active participation in national and international meetings and conferences, sharing of data and results, contribution to joint publications.

    How to Apply?

    To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file

    Documents Required

    • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
    • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

    About the project

    The Genomic Epidemiology Research Group, has as the primary task is to conduct targeted research with the aim of predicting and preventing infectious diseases in humans and animals, and supporting global detection, surveillance and control. The research group combines expertise in conventional and molecular microbiology with epidemiology and bioinformatics and act as EU and WHO reference centre for AMR.

    The Genomic Epidemiology Research Group is together with several partners worldwide, including low and middle-income countries working on improving the access to simple bioinformatics analyses of clinical relevance.


    • The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union
    • If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.


    Professor Frank Møller Aarestru
    Phone: +45 51157481.

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    PhD scholarship in real-time clinical microbial bioinformatics

    Post expires at 8:59am on Saturday June 12th, 2021 (GMT+9)

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