Bioinformatician staff position at reNEW Copenhagen Node

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine (reNEW) at Faculty of Health & Medical Science at the University of Copenhagen is looking for a Bioinformatician to join Brickman group starting October 2022 or upon agreement.


Our research

The Brickman group is interested in the transcriptional basis for cell fate choice, exploring both fundamental mechanisms of transcriptional regulation by signaling and how gene regulatory networks define cell potency and fate in development and differentiation.  We focus principally on pluripotent stem cells and their differentiation to various types of endoderm as a model system and some of our recent work has pointed to how enhancer priming prepares cells for later differentiation, an issue we will exploit as part of reNEW as we seek to generate better functional cell types from the liver and pancreas. We also have a projects focused on understanding the role of the extra-embryonic endoderm in human development, with a focus on improving IVF treatment.


Job description

As a Bioinformatician in the Brickman team, you will be working in a field of stem cell biology. You will be part of an international interdisciplinary team of scientists focusing on computational analyses between fundamental and translational research. We work with in vivo and in vitro systems both in mouse and human. As a bioinformatician you will be responsible for pre-processing, analyzing and interpretating Next-Generation Sequencing epigenetics (ATAC-seq, CHIP-seq, Cut&Tag, Cut&Run) and transcriptomics (RNA-seq, scRNA-seq, spatial) experiments. Your work will contribute to current and future works of PhD and post-doctoral fellows.



  • To analyze and interpret above mentioned NGS experiments.
  • To develop new computational approaches for analyzing and inferring hypothesis by combining epigenetic and transcriptomic experiments.
  • Provide guidance and support to other lab members.



  • A minimum master’s degree in bioinformatics, data science, applied math or statistics, computer science, systems biology, or the like.
  • Proficient programming skills in languages like Python or R.
  • Experience with UNIX/LINUX operating systems.
  • Previous experience with pre-processing NGS datasets.
  • Knowledge of cell, stem cell or developmental biology is an advantage.
  • English communication skills, both oral and written are a must.


We offer

  • A stimulating research environment and collaborative work with physicists from Niels Bohr Institute and hospital.
  • Usage of state-of-the-art technologies for stem cell research.
  • Possibilities for continued education and training.


Terms of salary, work, and employment

The employment is scheduled to start October, 2022 or upon agreement.

The place of work is at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine (reNEW), University of Copenhagen, Blegdamsvej 3B, Copenhagen.

The employment will be as Research Consultant (Forskningskonsulent/Specialkonsulent) or Academic officer depending on experience and qualifications.

Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the provisions of the collective agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). In addition to the basic salary, a monthly contribution to a pension fund is added (17.1% of the salary).


The application must include

  1. Motivation letter
  2. Curriculum vitae incl. education, experience, previous employments, language skills and other relevant skills
  3. List of three references (full address, incl. email and phone number)
  4. Copy of diplomas/degree certificate(s)



For further information contact Professor Joshua Brickman


How to apply

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY below.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Only applications received in time and consisting of the above listed documents will be considered.

Applications and/or any material received after deadline will not be taken into consideration.


Application deadline: 21 August, 2022 at 23:59 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.


Joshua Mark Brickman


Application deadline: 21-08-2022
Employment start: 01-10-2022
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelig Fakultet

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