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Postdoc in computational transcriptomics at Department of Biology and BRIC, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

The Sandelin group in Section for Computational and RNA Biology and BRIC is looking to recruit a talented postdoctoral researcher to our highly dynamic research group working in the interface of computational biology and genomics.

Our research
The group is both computational and experimental, and we work with both fundamental gene regulation and medical transcriptomics. In particular, we specialize in tag-based sequencing analysis to find alternative promoters, enhancers and gene regulation bioinformatics.

Specific project
The project will focus on coupling genetics and transcription data, including transcribed enhancer in inflammatory bowel disease. 

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a PhD or equivalent in bioinformatics or a mathematical discipline with a strong biological interest, and a substantial publication record in high-quality international journals focused on the analysis of genomics data.

Applicants must have: 
  • Strong documented experience in analyzing high-throughput sequencing data, such as RNA-seq and CAGE data
  • Strong publications in the very best scientific journals
  • Documented experience in statistic analyses of genomics data, including expression analysis, as well as quality control and visualization.
  • Strong documented programming skills in Python and R
  • Experience in machine learning, multivariate statistics and sequence analysis
  • Experience in analyzing clinical data in collaboration with clinicians
  • A strong background in molecular biology
  • Excellent oral and written English skills
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Place of employment
The employment is at Department of Biology and BRIC, University of Copenhagen. Both are located in the Biocenter, close to the centre of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. 

Please read more about the Sandelin research group at

Terms of salary and employment
Duration is 2 years. 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 32,745 DKK/ ~ 4,337 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.

Starting time is tentatively 1. July 2017.

The application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:
  1. Motivation 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
  5. List of references
Please forward your application via the job portal of The University of Copenhagen at Job Portal. Press “APPLY NOW” to fill in the application form. The deadline for the application is 7. May 2017 at 11:59 PM CET.

Procedures and shortlisting
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether an expert assessment committee has passed their application for assessment. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant himself/herself.

The final selection of successful candidates will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee.

Questions can be sent to Professor Albin Sandelin,

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Albin Sandelin


Application deadline: 07-05-2017
Employment type: Limited period
Employment start: 01-07-2017
Department/Location: Department of Biology

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