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Bioinformatics postdoc positions at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research

Postdoc positions are available in the Cellular Network Biology group at The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR – www.cpr.ku.dk). 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 program 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, including biomedical texts. 
Responsibilities and tasks 
The Cellular Network Biology group (www.cpr.ku.dk/research/disease-systems-biology/jensen/) led by Lars Juhl Jensen develops state-of-the-art tools for generation and analysis of molecular interaction networks from proteomics data and text mining, which we make freely available to the scientific community. The postdocs will work in one or more of the following areas: 
  • Computational methods for analysis of proteomics data and application to unpublished state-of-the-art mass-spectrometry data in collaboration with the proteomics groups at CPR. 
  • Development of the heavily used STRING protein interaction database (string-db.org) in collaboration with research groups in Zurich and Heidelberg. 
  • Text-mining tools and application to diverse biomedical questions and text sources. 
Projected start date: Summer 2018. 
Candidates for the postdoctoral positions must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) within a relevant discipline and have experience with large-scale data analysis and programming in languages such as Python or R. The successful candidates will have strong qualifications or experience within several of the following areas: 
  • Bioinformatics / computational biology 
  • Statistical data analysis and integration 
  • Machine learning / artificial intelligence 
  • Mass spectrometry / proteomics 
  • Network analysis 
  • Automatic text mining 
The cellular network biology group is highly multidisciplinary and international. Members are expected to collaborate both within the group, within the center, nationally, and internationally; strong networking and team player skills are therefore valued. 
Place of employment and work 
The employment is at CPR (www.cpr.ku.dk), 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. The selected candidate should expect some travel activity. 
For more information on working and living in Denmark visit www.ism.ku.dk  (International staff mobility) and www.workingconditions.ku.dk
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. Currently, the monthly salary is around 32,000-33,700 DKK (around 4,200-4,500 €) plus 17.1 % in pension contribution. 
The Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) have agreed on a protocol that makes it possible for all international researchers employed by the University to achieve a pension exemption, where the pension will be paid as salary. For more information about the different pension schemes: https://ism.ku.dk/onarrival/pension/ 
Duration: 2 or 3 years 
Application procedure 
Your application should be submitted electronically to: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/
Only applications sent through this link will be accepted. 
Your application should include the following documents: 
1. Motivated letter of application 
2. Curriculum vitae, incl. education and experience 
3. Copy of diplomas/degree certificate(s) 
4. List of publications 
Deadline for application: June 1, 2018
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 by an expert assessment committee. 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 http://employment.ku.dk    
For further information about the position or the process, please contact CPR: jobs@cpr.ku.dk 
CPR and the University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. 

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Louise Natalie Daugaard


Application deadline: 01-06-2018
Employment start: Start as soon as possible
Department/Location: Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research

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