The Computational Drug Design Group (Gloriam group), Department of
Drug Design and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen, wishes to employ an academic
staff from March 7th 2019 until August 31st 2023. The
position is a part-time position of 20 hours / week.
The Gloriam group (www.gloriamgroup.org) conducts computational drug
design, tightly integrated with leading chemists and pharmacologists, and
structure-function studies of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) – one of
the largest drug target families. The group also heads the GPCR community’s
main database and web server, GPCRdb (GPCRdb.org) serving ~2500 monthly
users. The group currently has 15 members, funded mainly by an ERC Starting
Grant and Lundbeck Foundation Fellowship, and has in the last two years
published in e.g. Nature, Cell, Nature Reviews in Drug Discovery, Nature
Chemistry and Nucleic Acids Research.
The work concerns maintenance and extensions of GPCRdb. This position
will include the main responsibility to build automated pipelines for GPCR-G
protein structure complex models and structure-based sequence alignments.
- A MSc in bioinformatics or equavilant
- Knowledge of the GPCRdb database framework
- Expert knowledge in code versioning with Github
- Fluency in English and demonstrated ability to write scientific texts
- Experience of programming automated pipelines for GPCR 3D structure models
- Generation of sequence alignments based on structural templates
Key criteria for
the assessment of applicants
- The key criteria
will be the strength of the applicants CV.
- Professional qualifications relevant to the project
- Relevant work experience
- Other professional activities
- Language skills
- Good interpersonal skills
Terms of employment
The post will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish
Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional
Associations. The position is a part-time position of 20 hours weekly. The
position is also fixed-term from March 7th 2019 until August 31st 2023.
For further information contact David E. Gloriam via email@example.com
or (+45) 93 56 54 49, but note that applications can only be submitted via
the online application system.
How to apply
The application must be submitted in English, by
clicking on “Apply now” below.
The application, in English, must be submitted in the online
application form. The application must include the following appendices:
Appendix 1: curriculum vitae with documentation of education.
Appendix 2: a complete list of publications and list of submitted
Appendix 3: documentation of additional research qualifications.
Deadline: 25 January 2019
Employer: Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, University of
Only applications received in time and consisting of
the above listed documents will be considered. Applications and/or any
material received after deadline will not be taken into consideration.
The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the
diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates
regardless of personal background.
Copenhagen and Denmark
Founded in 1479, the University of Copenhagen is the oldest university in
Denmark. With 37,000 students and 9,000 employees, it is among the largest
universities in Scandinavia and one of the highest ranking in Europe. The
University consists of six faculties, which cover Health and Medical
Sciences, Humanities, Law, Science, Social Sciences and Theology. Read more
at www.sund.ku.dk and www.drug.ku.dk
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opportunities in culture, design, architecture, restaurants and a diverse
nightlife. At the same time, the city offers beaches, beautiful parks and
green nature areas, and the Copenhageners bike everywhere. The Danish society
prioritises a good work-life balance, and the work culture is well adjusted
for families with children. Read more at http://ism.ku.dk/.