About the department
The Department of Bacteria, Parasites and Fungi, Section for Foodborne Infections, works with control of infectious bacteria. We have implemented next generation sequencing (NGS) of bacteria as an advanced tool in our surveillance for outbreak detection and as part of our research projects.

About the position
You will be a part of a team with strong ambitions on development of new techniques for understanding microbial evolution, optimizing use of NGS data for surveillance and investigations of foodborne outbreaks. The position will involve a multitude of projects and tasks including:

  • Validation of AMR patterns predicted from NGS data
  • Implementation of various new bioinformatics tools including genome comparisons, metagenome analysis 
  • Code maintenance, database management

Required qualifications
You are a bioinformatician (MSc or PhD) and are a skilled coder with experience in programming (Python preferably), phylogenetic analyses, statistics and handling large data sets.

You are an enthusiastic and creative person with an interest in combining bioinformatics and microbiology to improve a user-friendly surveillance system based on NGS to solve both large and small bioinformatics problems.  You have excellent cooperation and communication skills and are able to apply theory to practice.
Inspiring colleagues and flexible working conditions

We offer an interesting job with highly qualified colleagues in a dedicated team consisting of 14 scientists and 9 laboratory technicians working on surveillance and research in relation to typing and epidemiology of foodborne pathogens. You will also be part of the department’s group of bioinformaticians, who work closely together.

Statens Serum Institut is an inspiring workplace located in central Copenhagen. You will be part of an institute offering flexible working conditions and the chance to make a difference.

Terms of employment
The position is limited to one year with the possibility of extension, depending on the funding situation. The position is covered by the terms of the collective agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. In addition to the salary, a monthly contribution to a pension fund is added (17.1% of the salary).

Further information
For further details and informal enquiries, please contact Senior Scientist Eva Litrup (+45 3268 8640), academic employee Kristoffer Kiil (+45 3268 3396) or section leader Eva Møller Nielsen (+45 3268 3644).

Application and recruitment process
Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking ”ANSØG". Please include your CV along with a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role and motivation for applying.

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