Research assistant or Postdoc position – Jobs for Bioinformatics – UCPH, Denmark

    Research assistant or Postdoc position - Jobs for Bioinformatics - UCPH, Denmark

    Jobs for Bioinformatics – Research assistant or Postdoc position in Bioinformatics at Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM) and Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR), University of Copenhagen, Denmark


    Deadline to Apply

    Apr 27, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    Overview

    PositionResearch assistant or Postdoc position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research AreaBioinformatics
    SalaryResearch assistant – DKK 29,616 / Month
    Postdoc position – DKK 30,727 / Month
    WorkplaceDepartment of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM)
    Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR)
    Contract Period2 Years
    Starting dateJuly 1, 2021

    Qualifications

    We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientist with the following competencies and experience:

    Essential experience and skills:

    • You have a Master or/and a PhD in Bioinformatics or similar competences.
    • You have experience with the handling and analysis of next generation sequencing data.
    • You have an active interest in linking human variation data to disease mechanisms.
    • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams.
    • Excellent English skills written and spoken.

    Preference

    Desirable experience and skills:

    • Experience/knowledge of next generation sequencing data, desirably also participate in the establishment and subsequent handling/analysis of Nanopore sequencing data.
    • Experience/knowledge of sequence assembly, variant calling techniques, analysis of structural variation, and sex-specific genome differences.

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    You will be involved in handling and analysis of next generation sequencing data, e.g. derived from both short (e.g. Illumina) and long read (Nanopore) sequencing, and integration of these data with existing knowledge about gene/protein function, gene regulation and the 3D-organisation of the human genome.

    How to Apply?

    Your online application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now’  above

    Documents Required

    Furthermore, your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:

    • Motivated letter of application (max. one page).
    • CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.
    • A certified/signed copy of relevant diplomas, including a) Master of Science certificate, and b) PhD certificate if available.
    • List of publications.

    We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

    About Research project

    Genetic variants in/around candidate host genes that are potentially linked to the present pandemic coronavirus infection will be detected by targeted deep sequencing of cohorts of COVID-19 patients with milder and more severe symptoms. The detected genetic variants will then be imputed into larger population-based cohorts and linked to nation-wide electronic health records.

    About Department

    The place of employment is at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM) for the first year and at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR) for the second year.
    Both ICMM and CPR are located at the Panum Institute in the north of Copenhagen. 

    ICMM and CPR offers creative and ambitious scientific environments, with many different nationalities represented. ICMM and CPR aims to produce research with high international impact focusing on the functional cell, its genetic components and molecular cellular mechanisms in a medical context. 

    ICMM currently comprises five research programs, three high profile Research Centers as well as a number of international research groups. The scientists at ICMM are involved in high quality research based undergraduate and graduate teaching programs at the University of Copenhagen. The employment at ICMM will be in the Medical Genetics group led by Professor Niels Tommerup, which focuses on how genetic variants including variants that perturb the 3D-organisation of the human genome are associated with disease.

    CPR was established in 2007 to promote basic and applied discovery research on human proteins of medical relevance. The Center comprises five research programs with a wide range of expertise and resources including proteomics, protein production, bioinformatics and general characterization of disease mechanisms. The employment at CPR will be in the Translational Disease Systems Biology group led by Professor Søren Brunak, which focuses on establishing early competitive advantage in disease-relevant computational analysis across the general areas of bioinformatics, chemoinformatics, systems biology and medical informatics.

    Terms of employment

    The employment as Research assistant or, if qualified, as Postdoc, is a full time (37 working hours per week) and fixed-term position for two years. Starting date is July 1, 2021, or after agreement.

    Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

    Currently, the monthly salary as Research assistant starts at DKK 29,616 / approx. EUR 3,980 (February 2021-level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to a pension fund.
    Currently, the monthly salary as Postdoc starts at DKK 30,727 / approx. EUR 4,135 (February 2021-level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to a pension fund.

    Note

    Interviews are expected to be held in week 20-21.

    Inquiries

    Søren Brunak
    E-mail: soren.brunak@cpr.ku.dk

    Niels Tommerup
    E-mail: ntommerup@sund.ku.dk

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    Research assistant or Postdoc in Bioinformatics at Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM) and Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR)

    Post expires at 8:59am on Wednesday April 28th, 2021 (GMT+9)