The Danish Stem Cell Center (DanStem) at Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen is looking for a Bioinformatician to join the DanStem Bioinformatic Group starting from August 2017 or upon specific agreement.
DanStem comprises of two sections: The Novo Nordisk Foundation Section for Basic Stem Cell Biology that addresses basic research questions in stem cell and developmental biology (BasicStem). The Strategic Translational Stem Cell Research and Therapy (TransStem) Section that is focused on the translation of promising basic research results into new strategies and therapies to combat cancer and chronic diseases such as diabetes, Parkinson’s disease and liver failure. Find more information about the Center at http://danstem.ku.dk/
The offered position will provide bioinformatics support to our scientists, with focus on planning, processing, and analysing transcriptomic and epigenomic next-generation sequencing (NGS) data. The work involves analysis and integration of various “OMICS” datasets for solving complex scientific questions. Furthermore, the successful applicant is expected to contribute to the development of data analysis workflows and pipelines.
- Candidates must hold a Master and/or PhD degree in computational biology/bioinformatics or similar relevant educational background and experience.
- Proficiency in at least one of the scripting languages (Perl, Python, Shell) is required.
- Knowledge of UNIX-like operating system, sound statistic and fluent programming skills in R/Bioconductor is essential.
- At least two years of experience in the analysis of NGS data, particularly ChIP-seq, RNA-seq and microarray is recommended.
- Experience in interdisciplinary collaborations or bioinformatics services will be an advantage.
- Scientific understanding of molecular biology and genomics is beneficial.
- Good English communication skills, both oral and written, are prerequisite for the successful candidate.
We offer you
- Stimulating, challenging and multifaceted research environment
Possibility for continued education and training
- Attractive employment conditions
The employment has an initial duration until the end of 2020 with a possibility of extension. The employment is scheduled to start August 2017 or upon agreement with the chosen candidate.
The place of work is at DanStem, University of Copenhagen, Blegdamsvej 3B, Copenhagen. Salary, pension and terms of employment (as academic staff/AC-TAP) are in accordance with the provisions of the collective agreement between the Danish Government and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). In addition to the basic salary a monthly contribution to a pension fund is added (17.1% of the salary).
Your application must include
- Motivation letter
- Curriculum vitae incl. education, experience, previous employments, language skills and other relevant skills
- Copy of diplomas/degree certificate(s)
- Three letters of reference
Your application must be submitted in English by clicking “Apply Now” below or via this advertisement found on http://employment.ku.dk/
Application deadline: July 16th 2017
The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
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.
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