Postdoctoral fellowship in Data science, Bioinformatics or Computational biology

    Postdoctoral fellowship in Data science, Bioinformatics or Computational biology

    Postdoctoral fellowship is available to work on computational analysis of multi-omics data from the human gut microbiome with the Arumugam Group for Microbiome Systems Biology, at Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

    Postdoc in data science, bioinformatics or computational biology in human microbiome

    Deadline to Apply

    Mar 28, 2021 23:59 (GMT +1)


    Postdoctoral fellowship

    No. of Position(s)


    Research area

    • Bioinformatics
    • Data science
    • Computer science
    • Biology
    • Computational biology


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    The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, Maersk Tower, Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen

    Contract period

    3 Years


    Associate Professor Mani Arumugam



    • PhD in bioinformatics, or in computer science (informatics) with experience in bioinformatics research, or in biology with strong experience in software development
    • Academic preparation as well as experience in machine learning and statistical analysis
    • Strong programming skills in C/C++, Python or Perl
    • Experience in statistical computing environments such as R
    • Experience in high performance computing environment using any flavor of UNIX
    • Demonstrated capacity for effective teamwork
    • Proven track record showing scientific productivity in peer reviewed journals
    • Experience in supervising other researchers at different levels
    • Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral


    • Experience in application of deep-learning to biological problems
    • Basic understanding of human disease biology and/or microbiology
    • Experience in analyzing metagenomic datasets from human gut microbiota
    • Experience in handling multi-omics data, including metabolomics and proteomics
    • Experience in distributed and cloud computing technologies
    • Familiarity with bioinformatics programming environments such as BioPython/BioPerl

    How to Apply?

    Your online application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now’ above. Furthermore, your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format

    Documents required

    1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page)

    2. CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position

    3. A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do

    4. List of publications

    Responsibilities/Job Description

    The candidate will be responsible for developing novel tools to analyze microbiome and multi-omics data in the context of late liver cirrhosis, while also incorporating and improving existing state-of-the-art tools. The candidates are expected to participate in and lead existing projects within MICROB-PREDICT; and are highly encouraged to initiate new cutting-edge research projects. The candidates are also expected to interact and collaborate with other medical researchers, biologists, and bioinformaticians in the Centre and the MICROB-PREDICT consortium, to enhance and ensure proper interpretation of experimental results.

    In addition, you must have excellent communication and organisational skills as you will contribute to collaborative work with colleagues in the Arumugam group and at the Center.

    Project description

    The advertised position is part of MICROB-PREDICT project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 framework. MICROB-PREDICT investigates the gut-liver axis in late-stage liver cirrhosis using host-microbial multi-omics to identify biomarkers for late cirrhosis and predict response to treatment. Successful candidates will be integrating these multi-omics data from microbiome (including metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, viral metagenomics, metabolomics, metaproteomics) and host (genetics, proteomics, circulating metabolomics) in collaboration with the workpackage co-leader European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL-Heidelberg) and other project partners in MICROB-PREDICT. More information about MICROB-PREDICT can be found at


    • Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. 
    • Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years. 

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    Post expires at 8:59am on Monday March 29th, 2021 (GMT+9)