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Data scientist til udvikling metoder til analyse af enkelt celle RNA-sekventerings data

Data scientist position in single cell transcriptomics  
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences,
University of Copenhagen  
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research was established in 2010 through a DKK 885 million unrestricted grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation and is part of the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen. The open data scientist position is within a newly formed research group focused on the analyses of state-of-the-art single cell transcriptomics data and its integration with other large-scale molecular datasets (hereafter Single cell lab) headed by Associate professor Tune H Pers.  
Job description  
As a data scientist in the Single cell lab on the 8th floor at the recently inaugurated Mærsk Tower you will be part of a highly dynamic research group concentrated on generation, processing and analysis of single cell transcriptomics data in the context of obesity. You will be responsible for the development of computational tools enabling the Single cell lab and its collaborators to effectively examinate single cell transcriptomics data and key analysis results. Because the Single cell lab has been only recently established it is of a relatively limited size (about 7-8 people) it is hence important that you are able to work independently. Because the Single cell lab is an integral part of the Center for Basic Metabolic Research (6. to 8. floor in the Mærsk Tower) there will be numerous collaborations and scientific/social interactions with other research groups across the Center.  
Primary work tasks  
  • To develop computational workflows for easy examination of single cell transcriptomics data and results.  
  • To employ computational tools/workflows on Single cell lab internal and external research data.  
  • To train students and collaborators in using the computational tools/workflows.  
Qualification requirements  
  • A Master’s of Science degree in bioinformatics, statistics, computer science, systems biology, biotechnology or the like.  
  • Strong programming skills in the scripting languages Python and R.  
  • Experience in using the Unix/Linux operating system.  
  • Ideally experience in analysis of RNA sequencing data.  
  • Ideally experience in human genetics.  
  • Motivated and hardworking personality with good social skills.  
  • Motivated to teach people with no programming skills in using computational workflows.  
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.  
Terms of Employment  
The data scientist position is available from November 15, 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the provisions of the collective agreement between the Danish Government and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) as Academic staff (fuldmægtig). In addition to the basic salary a monthly contribution to a pension fund is added (17.1% of the salary). Depending on qualifications, a supplement due to qualifications may be negotiated. . You employer will be the University of Copenhagen, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, Blegdamsvej 3B, 2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark.  
Questions and additional information  
The deadline for applications is November 6 2017 at 23:59 CET. Apply by clinking on “apply now” below.  
For further information please contact Associate professor Tune H Pers, e-mail: or HR Consultant Ditte Maria Bohn, e-mail for practical questions. You can read more about the Center for Basic Metabolic Research here:  
Applications must be written in English and must include:  
  • Application / Motivation Letter  
  • CV  
  • At least two references  
  • Master’s degree diploma  
  • PhD degree diploma 
(if relevant)  
  • List of publications 

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.


Application deadline: 06-11-2017
Employment start: Start as soon as possible
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research

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