The successful candidate will work at the University
of Copenhagen, Department of Biology in close collaboration with The Center for
Biotechnology, Bielefeld University on a major multi partner EU funded Horizon
2020 project aimed at providing sustainable innovation of microbiome applications
in food systems. This highly ambitious project intends to use natural
microbiomes to initiate future proof food production with the emphasis on
sustainability for Europe.
The candidate will provide a central role creating and
analysing relevant microbiome data from the diverse areas of soil, marine,
animal and food in order to provide application specific information for the
design of synthetic consortia based on microbiome data. The project intends to
provide free access to both research and development for rational construction
of microbial processes based on single or multiple strains. The candidate will
work primarily in Copenhagen Denmark but will be expected to travel to, and collaborate
in, an excellent and highly dynamic research environment with partners
The position will initially be for 2 years; however
there is the potential for extension at the host institution after this time.
The University of Copenhagen provides attractive employment conditions for both
domestic and international applicants. Special assistance will be provided for
international applicants traveling to Denmark. The position is to be filled from
the 1 March 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
We are looking for a highly motivated bioinformatics
researcher with experience in analysis of microbial metagenomic data and/or host-microbiome
interactions. Furthermore the researcher should preferably have a wet lab
history to assist setting up experiments and a proven record of scientific
degree (or equivalent) in Bioinformatics, Microbiology, Biochemistry or similar
research experience as a postdoc or other equivalent position
experience with analysis of large metagenomic data sets (i.e. metagenome
analyses, comparative analyses of host-microbiome interactions, sequence
experience building NGS analysis pipelines preferably with both metagenomic and
experience with UNIX/LINUX systems. Hereunder, working knowledge with script
writing languages such as Perl, Python and/or Ruby
publication track record
will be able to engage in teamwork within the group and our collaborators
experience in applied research projects related to microbiology
The application must contain:
letter of application
- List of
and PhD diplomas
of university examinations (in English)
details of 2 persons for references
expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager
selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee.
All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been
passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants
are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the
opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the
Salary and terms of employment
position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff. Terms of employment and payment are in
accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish
Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).
starting salary is currently up to DKK 426.625 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 72.952). Negotiation
for salary supplement is possible.
for applications is 1 February 2019, 23:59 GMT +1.
application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW
University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and
welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal
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deadline, or with insufficient documentation or otherwise not complying with
the above requirements, may not be considered.
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