Research Assistant - Bioinformatician/software engineer

Research Assistant - Bioinformatician/software engineer 

Department of Biology, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a Research Assistant - Bioinformatician/software position commencing 1 September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is available for one year.

Project description
The research focus is to develop new computational algorithms/pipelines for solving fundamental biological problems using cutting-edge datasets. We seek motivated candidates to develop sophisticated computational algorithms/machine learning methods to integrate third-generation sequencing datasets to yield meaningful insights into human health and biodiversity. The computational models (tools) may also be relevant to large-scale haplotyping efforts such as Human Pangenome project, Personal Genome Project and Darwin Tree of Life. Refer publications:

Further information on the Department is linked at Inquiries about the position can be made to Dr. Shilpa Garg (

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Job description

 Your key tasks at SCIENCE are:

  • To support research and softwares/building pipelines.
  • Support teaching (when required) and disseminate your research
  • Work for the department
  • Implement efficient computational methods and analyze large-scale datasets

Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 358,240 including annual supplement (+ 17.1 % pension). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

For further information about the position please contact Shilpa Garg (

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Publication list

The deadline for applications is 20 June 2021, 23:59 GMT +2.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at

Interviews will be held at the end of June and in early July.


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Shilpa Garg


Ansøgningsfrist: 20-06-2021
Ansættelsesdato: 01-09-2021
Arbejdstid: Fuldtid
Afdeling/Sted: Department of Biology

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