DTU Research Assistant in Bioinformatics and Metagenomics Analysis, Denmark

    DTU Research Assistant in Bioinformatics and Metagenomics Analysis, Denmark

    Research Assistant in Bioinformatics and Metagenomics Analysis, in the Genomic Epidemiology Research Group, National Food Institute (DTU Food), Technical University of Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    June 08, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionResearch Assistant
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Bioinformatics
    – Metagenomics 
    ScholarshipAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceGenomic Epidemiology Research Group
    DTU Food
    Technical University of Denmark
    Contract Period2 Years
    Starting dateNot mentioned


    Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree in bioinformatics or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree


    Preferably the candidate has experience with metagenomics analysis and programming languages (Python/Perl). Experience with Unix shell/command line environments is also preferred.


    • You will engage in developing and maintaining metagenomics mapping and analysis pipelines.
    • You will engage in developing and maintaining whole genome sequencing analysis tools.
    • Maintaining and updating the used databases in the group. 
    • Maintaining and organizing data storage in the group.
    • You will support other ongoing research projects and activities related to whole genome sequencing and metagenomics analysis.

    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)

    About Research project

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

    The Genomic Epidemiology Research Group is together with several partners worldwide working on establishing and improving global surveillance of AMR. This is mainly based on metagenomics analyses of sewage, but there is a need to link these data to data on AMR-genes from single isolates and whole genome sequence (WGS) analysis from clinical and other sources.

    The group has developed online metagenomics and WGS tools for bacterial genome analysis, which have been accessed by users around the world. The group has full access to Computerome (Danish National Supercomputer for Life Sciences). In addition, the group ensures availability of intellectual expertise and technology to execute the project, including all facilities for molecular biology experiments, bioinformatics facilities, and expertise in whole genome sequencing, metagenomics, and machine learning.

    For this, the Research Group for Genomic Epidemiology, National Food Institute, DTU seeks a candidate for a vacant Research Assistant position in bioinformatics on metagenomics and whole genome sequencing analysis.

    About National Food Institute (DTU Food)

    The National Food Institute (DTU Food) works within six technical focus areas: Biotechnology, nutrition, food quality, food safety, food technology and environment & human health. Activities cover a wide range of food products throughout the entire food chain from farm to table, comprising both research activities and research-based consulting and teaching. Read more at www.food.dtu.dk


    • The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the 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
    Email: fmaa@food.dtu.dk
    Phone: +45 51157481

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    Research Assistant in Bioinformatics and Metagenomics Analysis

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