Readvertisement: Postdoc in Computational Biology at the Biotech Research and Innovation Centre

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic computational biology postdoc for a two-year position to join the Lund research group starting 1 April 2024 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Information on the department can be found at:  

Our research
The Lund group wishes to recruit a postdoctoral fellow in computational RNA Biology. You will lead a project to develop algorithms to study RNA modifications based on single molecule sequencing technologies with a particular focus on ribosome heterogeneity and specialised protein translation. Thus, it is favourable that the candidate has previous research experience in aspects related to ribosome biology and regulation of translation in health and disease.

Your job
You will join the Lund Group focusing on ribosome heterogeneity and specialized protein translation. We use a broad array of wet lab and computational techniques and highly value collaboration and cocreation.  You will take part of a collaborative project using nanopore sequencing to identify RNA modifications.

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 biomedical or natural sciences.
  • You are highly experienced in Bayesian Machine Learning algorithms.
  • You are an advanced user for multiple machine learning frameworks (Pytorch and Tensorflow).
  • You are advanced in probabilistic programming language Pyro, as well as other common programming languages such as Python, R and Shell scripting.
  • You are experienced with technical problem solving for Linux/Unix based systems.
  • You have experience with software package management systems - apt/dpkg, yum/rpm
  • You have working knowledge of multiple Linux distributions (Ubuntu/Debian/Red Hat) for daily computing tasks.
  • You have experience with building existing software from source.
  • You are experienced with nanopore data analysis tools and have deep understanding of their results.
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams.
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken,

Desirable experience and skills:

  • You have previous work experience in the field of protein translation.
  • You have the ability to identify and differentiate hardware and software problems.
  • You have working knowledge of git.

Place of employment
The place of employment is at the Biotech Research and Innovation Centre, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and computational frameworks.

Terms of employment
The average weekly working hours are 37 hours per week.

The position is a fixed-term position limited to a period of two years. The start date is 1 April 2024, or after agreement.

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 other relevant organisation. Currently, the monthly salary starts at 356,400 DKK/approx. 4,880 EUR (October 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 Professor Anders H. Lund,

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

Application procedure
Your online 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.

Deadline for applications: 3 December 2023, 23.59pm 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 University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and encourage all qualified candidates to apply 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.


Anders H. Lund


Application deadline: 03-12-2023
Employment start: 01-04-2024
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: The Biotech Research and Innovation Centre
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