Postdoc in diet-microbiome interactions and metabolomics

Copenhagen University
May 19, 2024
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Are you interested in pursuing a career within diet-microbiome interactions and metabolomics? Are you good at working independently, but also enjoy being part of an ambitious and collaborating team? Then you might be our new postdoc! The position is to be filled by 1 August 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position is affiliated to two projects: 1) The project PRIMA (Personalized dietary Recommendations based on the Interaction between diet, Microbiome and Abiotic conditions in the gut) funded by the Challenge Programme under the Novo Nordisk Foundation. This project is a cross- disciplinary effort involving top research environments in Denmark and Belgium. The overall aim of the project is to develop personal and improved dietary recommendations based on knowledge about the intestinal environment in a given individual. Furthermore, the candidate will be involved in 2) the project FORTIFY ( Bifidobacterium -derived peptides to fortify the intestinal mucosa in early life) funded by the Biocodex Microbiota Foundation. This project is a cross-disciplinary effort involving research teams across Denmark, Japan and USA, which seeks to understand the role of a group of microbial peptides in the context of early life.

Responsibilities and qualifications We are looking for a motivated postdoctoral researcher interested in studying diet-microbiome interactions by performing metabolomics analyses and analyzing nutrition, microbiome and metabolomics data from human studies. Additionally, the candidate will be involved in the supervision of the group's Ph.D., Master and Bachelor students. The work will involve:

  • Integration of diet, microbiome and metabolomics data
  • Liquid chromatography mass spectrometry-based metabolomics
  • Close interaction with other researchers, technicians and students affiliated to the projects
  • Dissemination of results in the form conference contributions and scientific publications
  • Teaching on nutrition, microbiome and metabolomics courses depending on interests/expertise
  • The candidate we seek

  • Has a PhD degree in bioinformatics, computational biology, metabolomics, human microbiota, nutrition or other relevant areas
  • Has demonstrated expertise in omics data analyses, for example with metagenomics and/or metabolomics
  • Has an excellent publication track record (or equivalent experience) and strong scientific drive
  • Is motivated by both personal and team accomplishments
  • Thrives on multidisciplinary collaboration and is curious and open-minded
  • Has experience and a proven track record of successful collaboration in diverse research environments
  • As a formal requirement, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent). Experience with human nutritional intervention/cohort studies is favorable, but not a requirement.

    We offer The period of employment is 2 years and 5 months. The expected starting date is 1st August, 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.

    You will be part of the Nutrition, Microbiome and Metabolomics Research Group headed by Associate Professor Henrik Munch Roager at Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen. We offer a dynamic, sociable, collaborative, and international environment with exiting scientific challenges and opportunities to further develop your scientific career. Beyond our expertise in nutrition, microbiome and metabolomics, we offer access to our metabolomics facility and facilities dedicated to cohort- and intervention studies.

    The research group is also affiliated to the Copenhagen Gut Microbiome Hub, which brings together the region's leading scientists, researchers and industry professionals dedicated to leverage the gut microbiome to improve health.

    The University is situated in Copenhagen, which is consistently rated among the world's top 10 most livable and sustainable cities. Life for families is made easier via a publicly supported daycare and healthcare system, dual- career opportunities, maternity/parental leave, and six weeks of annual vacation. International candidates may find useful information on living and working in Denmark. Useful information is also available at the university's International Staff Mobility (ISM) office, which offers a variety of services to international researchers coming to and working at the University of Copenhagen.

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

    Terms of employment The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

    Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

    Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

    Please include

  • Application (Cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers
  • The deadline for applications is Sunday 19 May 2024, 23:59 GMT +2 .

    After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

    You can read about the recruitment process at https: // .

    Interviews are expected to be held on 10-11th of June, 2024.

    Further information

    Further information about the position may be obtained from Associate Professor Henrik Munch Roager, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen ([email protected])

    You can read more about the research group at https: // metabolomics/

    You can also read more about Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen at www.

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