Postdoc in Quantitative Genomics and Bioinformatics

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Kongens Lyngby
1. maj 2017
1. juni 2017
Haja Kadarmideen - Tlf. +45 4525 6161

The Department of Bio and Health Informatics at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) has its main research and teaching activities in bio-medical and bio-technological informatics, metagenomics, epidemiology, quantitative genomics, integrative systems biology and machine learning. Research involves the use of vast amount of phenotypic, clinical, environmental, biological and multi-omic information in humans, animals, plants and microbes. The department hosts and manages Europe’s largest life science and biomedical super-computing facility – Computerome.

We are seeking a highly talented and motivated full-time postdoc for 2 years from 1 July 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is limited to 2 years.

Responsibilities and tasks
The postdoc will mainly be working across 3 ongoing research projects namely the FeedOMICS project, the GUDP Boar Taint project and the GIFT project, all headed by Professor Haja Kadarmideen. He/she will assist in developing a strong program of research in quantitative and systems genomics and bioinformatics in collaboration with section/department’s scientists and assisting MSc/PhD students in the group/section.

  • Develop and conduct cutting-edge and highly relevant research in quantitative genetics, systems genomics, systems biology and bioinformatics in animals, animal models and humans
  • Specific focus will be on multi-omics (genomics, epigenomic and transcriptomics datasets; array and NGS-based) datasets generated from our own experiments and those publicly made available in pigs and cattle
  • Active dissemination of research results via internationally peer-reviewed journal articles and seminars, workshops and conferences
  • Advice, support and closely work with MSc and PhD students of the group/section
  • Work closely with the staff of the national life science supercomputing center - Computerome
  • Develop/participate in the development of bioinformatics and systems genomics software and analysis pipelines (e.g. using R packages, Perl, C++) in close cooperation with members of the section of Systems Genomics
  • Take part in BSc and MSc courses related to quantitative and systems genomics and bioinformatics, if appropriate.

This job description is only an outline of the main tasks, but the jobholder will carry out any other duties as may be reasonably required by the head of the QSG group.

Candidates should have a PhD degree.

Further qualifications:

  • A PhD degree must be in computational genetics/genomics, genome-informatics, bioinformatics, computational systems biology or closely related discipline
  • The candidate has a solid understanding of life sciences and molecular biology
  • Minimum of two international journal publications in the relevant area
  • A good experience in working with UNIX / LINUX computing systems and competent in many programming languages including R
  • A good experience in working with software programs relevant for one or more of the following: genetic/genomic data analyses, bioinformatics, NGS analysis tools
  • Evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • It is important to enhance the objective and technical qualifications of the position.

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, scientific advice and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

Workplace and period of employment

  • We are seeking a highly talented and motivated full-time postdoc for 2 years from 1 July 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter
  • The position is limited to 2 years
  • The workplace is the Section of Systems Genomics at the Department of Bio and Health Informatics, DTU Lyngby Campus

Further information
Applicants seeking informal discussion are invited to contact the Head of Department of Bio and Health Informatics at DTU: Professor Haja Kadarmideen by email: or by phone: (+45) 4525 6161

Information about the research group can be found at and about the department at

Information about the University is here:

Foreign applicants may find the following links useful: (International Faculty Services)

Information about staying and studying/working in Denmark is here:

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 1 June 2017. Apply online via the "Ansøg" link.

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file.

The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • Names and contact details of two referees

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

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