1-year Research Assistant in Vertebrate Genome Assembly at Globe Intitute, aculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen

Copenhagen University
June 11, 2024
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We are looking for a skilled computational research assistant for a 1-year position at the Globe Institute, who will be tasked with computational assembly, QC and annotation of vertebrate genomes generated through the Yggdrasil laboratory platform that we have built. The aim of the platform is to provide chromosome level assemblies of species of interest to Danish based researchers, and as such, assist in their ongoing research.

Information on the department can be found at https: // globe.ku.dk.

Your job

Your tasks will involve management of the data generated in the Yggdrasil project, both prior to and post assembly of the genomes. Additionally, you will undertake the assembly and curation of the genomes using computational pipelines standardised to be compatible with the Vertebrate Genome Project and Earth Biogenome Project.

Profile We are looking for a research assistant with extensive documented experience in vertebrate genome, assembly, and comparative analyses.

Essential experience and skills:

  • You have a master's degree related to bioinformatics
  • You are highly experienced in computational assembly of vertebrate genomes
  • You have an active interest in vertebrate comparative genomics
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken
  • Desirable experience and skills:

  • Prior involvement in genome assembly projects
  • Place of employment

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

    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: https: // www. globe.ku.dk/.

    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. The university offers a variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families.

    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 1 year. The start date is on 1st September 2024.

    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 32,998 DKK/approx. 4,399 (April 2024 level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

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

    Questions For further information please contact Tom Gilbert,[email protected]

    Foreign applicants may find this link useful: www. ism.ku.dk (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:

  • Motivated letter of application (max. one page).
  • CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.
  • A certified/signed copy of original Master of Science diploma and transcript of record in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in other language that English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted.
  • List of publications.
  • Deadline for applications: 11 June 2024 , 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 https: // employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

    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.

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