Postdoc position in Microbiology, Microbial ecology, Denmark

    Postdoc position in Microbiology, Microbial ecology, Denmark

    Microbiology – Postdoc position in microbial ecology of food products, in Genomic Epidemiology Research Group, at National Food Institute (DTU Food), Technical University of Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

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


    PositionPostdoc position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Microbiology
    – Bioinformatics
    – Microbial ecology
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceGenomic Epidemiology Research Group
    National Food Institute (DTU Food)
    Technical University of Denmark
    Contract Period3 Years
    Starting dateAug 1, 2021


    • Holds a PhD degree within one of the following areas: microbiology, bioinformatics or similar.
    • Has documented experience with bioinformatics and microbiology.
    • Is able to work independently and able to plan and carry out complex tasks, while having the ability to engage constructively in a large, international and cross-disciplinary research group.
    • Has good English communication skills, oral and written.
    • Is ambitious and has a strong drive for obtaining high-quality results


    Preferably, has experience with antimicrobial resistance and food science.

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    • The postdoc’s main responsibility will be to perform and collaborate with the project partners on analysing 16S profiles of the large amounts of data already generated as well as further study antimicrobial resistance using detailed metagenomics analyses.
    • Your main responsibility will be to analyse available 16-profiles from food products and other sources and based on this plan and execute more detailed metagenomics studies.
    • You will communicate research results by presenting data at project meetings and international conferences, and write reports and manuscripts for publication.
    • You will engage in the general work carried out by the research group, including discussions and planning of strategies and projects, drafting research grant proposals, etc.
    • If your interest lies here and time allows, you will also supervise students and contribute to the group’s teaching activities.
    • Daily work will be in close collaboration with other researchers in the Genomic Epidemiology Group and national and international partners associated with the global sewage project. Collaboration includes active participation in national and international meetings and conferences, sharing of data and results, and 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

    • Application (cover letter)
    • CV
    • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
    • List of publications

    About Research project

    The postdoc will be affiliated with the Genomic Epidemiology Research Group, which 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 antimicrobial resistance.

    The Genomic Epidemiology Research Group is together with several partners across Europe and funded by H2020, studying the diversity of bacterial communities associated with different food products and under different interventions.

    About the Department

    The National Food Institute researches and communicates sustainable and value-adding solutions in the areas of food and health for the benefit of society and industry.


    • 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 Aarestrup
    Phone: +45 51157481.

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    Postdoc in microbial ecology of food products

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