Senior Researcher of Computational Biodiscovery

Senior Researcher in Computational Biodiscovery at Globe Institute, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen

The University seeks to appoint a highly motivated and dynamic senior researcher to the section of Hologenomics at Globe institute to commence as soon as possible. The interdisciplinary candidate will be responsible for the daily administration the local server infrastructure Mjolnir including maintenance and training of new users among other tasks. The candidate is also expected to have a special focus on developing new teaching courses and develop tools and methods to increase the knowledge within phage informatics. Information on the section can be found at

Your job description
Your duties will be split between administering our computational infrastructure Mjolnir, teaching within the subjects of bioinformatics, and doing independent research within phage informatics. You will be supporting the Institute’s leadership in developing the strategic direction of the research portfolio involving its own computational infrastructure and will be responsible for the administration of Globe’s Mjolnir computational infrastructure and drive its expansion. You will oversee the computational User Experience (UX) including UX evaluation, user support, and develop advanced knowledge-sharing documentation for Mjolnir and share it with the Institute’s PIs and their research groups through technical workshops.

The senior researcher’s responsibilities will primarily consist of:

  • Support the Institute’s leadership in developing the strategic direction of research portfolio involving own computational infrastructure.
  • Coordinate the administration of Globe’s Mjolnir computational infrastructure and drive its
  • Develop advanced knowledge-sharing documentation for Mjolnir and share it with the
    Institute’s PIs and their research groups through technical workshops.
  • Oversee the computational User Experience (UX) including UX evaluation, user support,
    documentation, and training
  • Representing the Institute in intra-departmental Educational Committees.
  • Teaching, course responsibilities, and developing new courses in bioinformatics, including
    phage informatics.
  • Occasional contributions to the development of study lines involving bioinformatics, data
    science, and computational infrastructure at the faculty.
  • Contribute to the Institute’s social impact and international presence through educational,
    outreach and collaboration with national and international private and public organizations
    including collaboration with partners from developing countries.
  • Contribute to our research program in bacteriophages by developing computational tools and methods to increase the knowledge of phage informatics.

Required qualifications
Six overall criteria apply for associate professor/senior researcher appointments at the University of Copenhagen. The six criteria (research, teaching, societal impact, organisational contribution, external funding and leadership) are considered a framework for the overall assessment of candidates. Find information about each criterion here:

Besides the six criteria defined by the university, you are also expected to have the following:
Essential experience and skills

  • Ph.D. degree or equivalent as well as academic qualifications equivalent to those
    obtained by holding a position as Senior Researcher or Associate Professor
  • Have significant experience working administratively in a supercomputer/shared cluster
    environment, including experience working with Moab/Torque/Slurm or similar
  • Have documented experience with bioinformatics concepts and tools
  • Have extensive national and international research-based teaching experience in a University
    environment including examinations, and supervision of student's thesis work   

Desirable experience and skills:

  • Have demonstrated the ability to communicate his/her scientific work in writing and in oral presentations
  • Have experience in data governance and bioinformatics analysis at international largescale
    genome projects
  • Experience with management and participation in departmental educational fora
  • Curious mind-set with the drive to work out of the box

As the major focus of this position is to build and develop computational infrastructure and support its users in a professional setting, the senior researcher is also required to possess excellent interpersonal and communicative skills.

Place of employment

The place of employment is at the Section for Hologenomics, Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1353 Copenhagen K.

About Globe Institute
The Globe Institute is part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen. The Institute’s main purpose is to address basic scientific questions through interdisciplinary approaches. The institute operates at the intersection of natural and medical sciences and the humanities. Information on the institute can be found at:

The Globe Institute is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse environment where employees and students can belong and thrive. See website for more information. All qualified applicants will receive full consideration. Candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, contribute to diversity and competencies of our Institute are encouraged to apply. The University of Copenhagen strives to offer a family friendly and flexible working environment with a sustainable balance between work- and private life, including parental leave schemes (up to 47 weeks for both parents) and up to six weeks of paid holidays per year. Researchers that have not been tax liable in Denmark for the last 10 years can apply for a special (reduced) tax scheme. The university offers a variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families.

Terms of employment

The position is a permanent position.

The average weekly working hours are 37 hours per week.

Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Taxation and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organisations.

The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.


For further information, please contact Head of Section Assoc. Prof. Morten Limborg, e-mail:, phone +45 61 28 29 84.

Foreign applicants may find this link useful: (International Staff Mobility).


The application must be submitted in English and include the following documents

  • Application, including motivations for applying for this position (Maximum 2 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae, including information about external funding
  • Diplomas (Master’s, PhD, and other relevant certificates)
  • A complete list of publications
  • Research plan (3‐5 pages)
  • Uploads of maximum 5 publications to be considered in the assessment
  • Teaching plan
  • Teaching portfolio (Guidelines:

Application procedure
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee.  All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. The Dean then appoints an expert assessment committee in order to make an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. 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 him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at

Please note that the applicant will be contacted if the assessment committee requires further documentation.

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

The University of Copenhagen encourages all interested applicants to apply for this position.

Please submit the application with the required attachments.

The closing date for applications is 29 March 2023, 23.59 p.m. CET.


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.


Morten Tønsberg Limborg


Application deadline: 29-03-2023
Employment start: 01-10-2023
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Globe Institute
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