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2-year Postdoc/Assistant Professor Position in Bioinformatics, Computational Drug Design, Data Analysis or Database Development

The Computational Drug Design Group (Gloriam group), Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen, wishes to employ a 2-year postdoc or assistant professor in Bioinformatics, Computational Drug Design, Data Analysis or Database Development with a flexible starting date. 
 
Group 
The Gloriam group (www.gloriamgroup.org) conducts bioinformatics, scientific data analysis and computational drug design, tightly integrated with leading chemists and pharmacologists, and structure-function studies of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) – one of the largest drug target families. The group also heads the GPCR community’s main database and web server, GPCRdb (GPCRdb.org) serving ~1700 monthly users. The group currently has 15 members, funded mainly by an ERC Starting Grant and Lundbeck Foundation Fellowship, and has in the last 1,5 years published in e.g. Nature, Nature Reviews in Drug Discovery, Nature Chemistry, Nucleic Acids Research and Bioinformatics. 
 
The applicant 
You have a solid understanding of molecular biology, and an interest in structural biology, data analyses and scripting. You are motivated by increasing our understanding of human biology through solving challenging problems by independently and quickly learning new knowledge, techniques and correlations. You are a good team player, and will have the opportunity to work together with experienced data analysts, programmers and computational drug designers; as well as to supervise students. 
 
Qualification requirements 
Mandatory requirements 
  • A PhD in computational chemistry, bioinformatics, molecular biology, computer sciences or similar topic 
  • Solid knowledge of molecular biology 
  • Some experience of scripting/programming 
  • Experience of biological data analysis 
  • Demonstrated ability to independently learn new concepts and solve biological problems 
  • Fluency in English and experience in writing scientific texts 
Additional meriting qualifications 
  • Experience of, and skills in: 
  • G protein-coupled receptors 
  • Analysis of molecular structures and interactions 
  • Machine learning 
  • Protein sequence analysis 
  • The Schrödinger Drug Discovery Suite and PyMOL 
  • Shell scripting, programming in Python or other languages, and web development 
Additional requirements to be hired as an assistant professor 
To be hired in the assistant professor the applicant should already have done a postdoc, supervised PhD students and have additional qualifications to document progression towards a competitive career (high-impact publications, own grants etc.). Employment as assistant professor includes teaching obligations and the possibility to upgrade pedagogical qualifications.  
 
Key criteria for the assessment of applicants 
The key criteria will be the strength of the applicants CV with no bias towards the computational disciplines. 
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the project 
  • Relevant work experience 
  • Publications 
  • Other professional activities 
  • Language skills 
  • Good interpersonal skills 
Terms of employment 
The post will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The post is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure. 
 
Questions 
For further information about the post, please contact Associate Professor and Group Leader David E. Gloriam via david.gloriam@sund.ku.dk or (+45) 93 56 54 49. 
 
Application 
The application, in English, must be submitted in the online application form. The application must include the following appendices: 
Appendix 1: curriculum vitae with documentation of education. 
Appendix 2: a complete list of publications and list of submitted appendices. 
Appendix 3: documentation of additional research qualifications. 
 
In addition to the material the applicant wishes to be included in the assessment, the Assessment Committee may include further material in their assessment of the applicant, such as reference letters. In such circumstances, it is the responsibility of the applicant, on request, to send the material to the Committee. Following processing of the application, any application material sent will be destroyed. 
 
The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation Executive Order no 284 of 25. April 2008. 
 
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David E. Gloriam

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Application deadline: 31-10-2017
Employment start: Start as soon as possible
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: The Computational Drug Design Group

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