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Three postdoc positions in translational bioinformatics

Won Group at BRIC, University of Copenhagen  
 
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral researcher to join the multi-disciplinary groups of bioinformatics, biology & medicine  
 
Our research/The group  
We aim to further our understanding of the genome by integrating large-scale genomic datasets. We develop computational methods to exploit multi-dimensional genomic/epigenomic/transcriptomic landscapes to understand cell-type specific or spatio-temporal gene regulation. Using computational integrative approaches, we also study transcriptional mechanisms controlling cell differentiation and cell identify. Our areas of research include studying gene regulations in adipocyte, liver, cancer cells and stem cell differentiation.  
 
For this, we develop computational algorithms for various genome scale datasets including DNA methylation, single cell RNAseq, ChIP-exo, GROseq and HiC. More information is found at http://www.med.upenn.edu/wonlab/.  
 
 
Project/The research project(s)  
By applying integrative approaches or developing new computational algorithms, he/she will study gene regulatory mechanisms in, but not limited to, blood cancers, adipogenesis and cell differentiation. A candidate also can join bioinformatics research in precision oncology. Projects are highly multidisciplinary and closely collaborate with Translational Hematology Programme and BRIC members at the University of Copenhagen.  
 
Start: Preferably Apr 2018 or after agreement  
Duration: 2 positions are for 4 years and 1 position is for 3 years  
Hours per week: 37  
 
Qualifications  
We expect you to be a highly motivated and highly ambitious scientist with the following qualifications:  
• A PhD in Math, Computer Science, Engineering  
• Strong programming skills (Python, C, etc )  
• Knowledge of next generation sequencing data and/or data mining  
• Excellent English skills written and spoken  
 
For further information regarding the position, please contact Kyoung-Jae Won (kyoung.won@bric.ku.dk ).  
 
Place of employment  
The employment is at BRIC, University of Copenhagen. BRIC is located in the Biocenter, close to the centre of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and a number of core facilities shared between the 23 research groups at BRIC and the neighboring Finsen Laboratory. We have weekly journal clubs, data clubs, seminars with invited speakers and a young researchers club ASAP and our own PhD programme, MoMeD and our own Postdoc Career Programme. BRIC actively participates in the European alliance, EU-life consisting of 13 excellent life science research institutions http://eu-life.eu/  
 
Please read more about BRIC on http://www.bric.ku.dk/    
The homepage of Won lab is found at http://www.med.upenn.edu/wonlab/ .  
 
Terms of salary and employment  
Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Academics Central organization. Currently, the monthly salary starts at 33,224 DKK/ca. 4,429 Euro plus pension. Depending on qualifications, a higher salary may be negotiated.  
 
Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years.  
 
The position is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of June 28, 2013.  
 
Application  
Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now’ below or via BRIC’s website on http://www.bric.ku.dk/jobs/ . The application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:  
 
1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page).  
2. CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.  
3. A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do.  
4. List of publications.  
 
Letters of recommendation  
Furthermore, the applicant should provide two letters of recommendation. To be taken into consideration, the letter must be signed by the supporting person on paper with institutional letter head and in PDF-format. The letters should be received before deadline on kyoung.won@bric.ku.dk with subject “name candidate-postdoc-2018”; preferably by the supporting person.  
 
Application deadline: 20 February 2018.  
 
We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications or letters of recommendation that do not live up to the above-mentioned requirements.  
 
The further process  
Shortlist: After expiry of the application deadline, the superior with power to appoint selects a number of applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. Applicants who were not passed for assessment should not expect further with regard to their application unless the shortlist is revised.  
 
Assessment: The selected applications will be assessed according to the Ministry Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities 2012 and the University of Copenhagen’s guidelines 2013. The Assessment Committee makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the above mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement.  
 
You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/  
 
BRIC and University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.  
 
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Kyoung Jae Won

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Application deadline: 20-02-2018
Employment start: 01-04-2018
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: BRIC

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