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Data Processing Assistant in Disease Systems Biology

Translational Disease Systems Biology group at Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR) ( offers a position as maternity cover data processing assistant.
The Center has been established at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, to promote basic and applied discovery research on human proteins of medical relevance. The Center comprises a wide range of expertise and resources including proteomics, protein production, bioinformatics and general characterization of disease mechanisms. The Programme for Disease Systems Biology consists of two research groups covering many systems level aspects of biology and medicine, including the integration of molecular-level data and healthcare data, for example laboratory test data and biomedical texts. 
Responsibilities and tasks 
The Translational Disease Systems Biology group ( led by Søren Brunak focuses on establishing early competitive advantage in disease-relevant computational analysis across the general areas of bioinformatics, chemoinformatics, systems biology and medical informatics. 
The maternity cover will be taking over most of the tasks for the data processing assistant. This includes designing and programming preprocessing solutions for new data sets in close collaboration with the researchers who will work on the data. Structuring files and documenting the work flows will be a prime task for future understanding of how the files have been processed.
The daily work includes many different tasks to be prioritized, including manual tasks such as documenting data sets. Curating test results will also occur. 
Projected start date: 1 January 2018 
The successful candidate will be aiding scientific staff in both processing of new data, validation, adaptation of data and updating existing classifications. The ideal candidate will have a background in programming, experience with databases and strong communicative abilities. 
The candidate has experience with the following key competences: 
  • Strong structural abilities and documentation practice
  • Background in programming 
  • Experience with remote Linux server 
  • Fluency in Python 
  • Fluency in Danish and English, spoken and written 
  • Ability to collaborate with researchers on requirement specifications. 
Place of employment and work 
The employment is at CPR (, University of Copenhagen, located in central Copenhagen. The research environment at CPR is ambitious and international, with approx. 30 different nationalities currently represented. The Center comprises modern laboratories, supercomputer resources and state-of-the-art facilities within protein science. Seminars with high-profile international speakers and regular internal research seminars are organized at the Center. 
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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. Entry point at bachelor level or higher plus 17.1 % in pension contribution. The monthly salary is based on the number of years of work experience, with the possibility of negotiating a supplement dependent on qualifications. Working hours are 37 hours per week.  
Duration: One year and three months with possibility of extension 
Application procedure 
Apply online by clicking on "apply" below  
Please be aware that we only accept applications sent through this link. 
Your application should include the following documents: 
  • Motivated letter of application 
  • Curriculum vitae, incl. education and experience 
  • Copy of diplomas/degree certificate(s) 
Deadline for application:  November 22nd 2017 
For further information about the position or the process, please contact Nanna Birch, CPR: 
CPR and the University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background

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.


Nanna Birch Andersen


Application deadline: 22-11-2017
Employment start: 01-01-2018
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research

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