Postdoc in In-silico glycomics at Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM)

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic scientist for a 2-year postdoctoral position to commence on 1 June 2023 or after agreement.

The position will be based in the Joshi Group at the Copenhagen Center for Glycomics (CCG) at the Department for Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM) within the University of Copenhagen.

Information on the group can be found at: The Joshi Group web page and

Our research
The Joshi/In-silico glycomics Group uses data science to uncover the contributions from regulation of hundreds of glycosylation related genes to the overall glycosylation process that takes place in the endoplasmic reticulum and Golgi. We take advantage of both a massive amount of publicly available data, and unique genetically engineered cell lines and world leading wet-lab facilities for validation. We value our creative, open, and collaborative work environment, placing special emphasis on training and mentorship to help our colleagues reach their career goals.  

Your job
Your tasks will include designing experimental strategies, identification and analysis of complex datasets using data science techniques, generation of validation data, and presentation of your research (including writing scientific manuscripts). Additional tasks could include contributing to grant applications, research-based supervision of MSc and PhD students, teaching undergraduate courses, and outreach communication activities. The successful candidate will play an integral role in establishing the lab and research environment.

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientist with the following competencies and experience:

Essential experience and skills:

  • You have a PhD in glycobiology, bioinformatics, machine learning, molecular biology, structural biology, physics, engineering, or related areas.
  • Previous scientific publications in peer reviewed journals.
  • Experience in writing bioinformatic software and experience in applying statistical analyses to biological data (R, Python, perl, Golang, Haskell etc.).
  • Working knowledge of molecular biology.
  • Experience with handling and analysing molecular biology data, including data arising from mass spectrometry, RNA-seq, single cell RNA-seq and other high throughput data.
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams.
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken.

Desirable experience and skills:

  • Applicants should be highly organized and motivated to carry out research related to the topics described above. Candidates with prior experience in glycobiology and bioinformatics/machine learning, cell biology, structural biology, physics, engineering, and/or quantitative proteomics will receive advantaged consideration.
  • You have a curious mindset and an active interest in glycosylation and cell biology.
  • Proficient in Javascript and developing web applications.
  • Previous publication as a first author.

Place of employment
The place of employment is at the Copenhagen Center for Glycomics (CCG), which is composed of 5 research groups and hosts about 10 post docs and 15 PhD students in addition to Master students and guest researchers. CCG strives be a leader in glycosciences in pioneering transformation of the field towards wider integration into mainstream cell biology by developing experimental strategies, informatics approaches, and sustainable resources amenable not only to experts. We aim to facilitate discovery of diseases caused by altered glycosylation, develop new diagnostic and therapeutic tools, and identify new ways to design and produce improved glycoprotein drugs.

CCG is a cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and training Center located on the 10th floor of the new Mærsk Tower science building within the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM). CCG has state-of-the-art facilities for mass spectrometry, flow cytometry, cell engineering, and glycan arrays, and group leaders hold diverse expertise in all areas of glycosciences.

Our core valuables include glycoproteome data and bioinformatics tools, validated gene editing tools, glycoengineered cell libraries, and design matrices for recombinant production of glycotherapeutics. CCG hosts an international seminar series, PhD courses in glycobiology and gene editing, and participates in ICMMs education program. CCG also houses a spin-out (GlycoDisplay ApS) dedicated to developing improved glycoprotein drugs.

More information can be found at

CCG is located within the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM), University of Copenhagen. ICMM offers a creative and ambitious scientific environment, with many different nationalities represented. ICMM aims to produce research with high international impact focusing on the functional cell, its genetic components, and molecular cellular mechanisms in a medical context. 

ICMM currently comprises five research programs, three high profile Research Centers as well as a number of international research groups. The scientists at ICMM are involved in high quality research Based undergraduate and graduate teaching programs at the University of Copenhagen.

More information can be found at

Terms of employment
The position is a fixed-term position for a period of 2 years commencing 1 June 2023 or after agreement and the average weekly working hours are 37 hours per week.
Salary, pension, and other conditions of employment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Taxation and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or another relevant organisation. Currently, the monthly salary starts at DKK 36,291 / approx. EUR 4,838 (April 2023-level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated.
The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

Foreign and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years.

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

For further information please contact Hiren Joshi by e-mail:

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

Application procedure
Your application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. Furthermore, your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:

  1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page).
  2. CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.
  3. A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do.
  4. List of publications.

Application deadline: Sunday 2 April 2023, 23.59 p.m. CET.

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

The further process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor. Once the assessment work has been completed 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

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 Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 7,823 students, 1,886 PhD students and 5,100 employees. The faculty advances the field of health sciences through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledge sharing and communication. With basic research fields ranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the faculty contributes to a healthy future through its graduates, research findings and inventions benefitting patients and the community. 
The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position. 


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.


Hiren Jitendra Joshi


Application deadline: 02-04-2023
Employment start: 01-06-2023
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
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