Department of Biology, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is
offering a Postdoc position commencing 1st of March 2022, or as soon as
Description of the scientific environment
The lab of Robin Andersson focuses on genomics and computational/statistical
modeling of transcriptional regulation based on large-scale sequencing data,
including experimental data generated from within the lab. We aim to
characterize and better understand the architectures and complexities of
transcriptional regulation (see e.g. Andersson et al. 2014, Nature) and gain
insights into the mechanisms of regulation. We further focus on the
fundamental properties of enhancers and promoters (see e.g. Andersson and
Sandelin 2020, Nat Rev Genet, 2020). For more information, see
The Andersson lab is based in a highly collaborative environment at the
Bioinformatics Centre in the Section for Computational and RNA Biology, which
is currently composed of 11 strong research groups. The Department of Biology
is located at the Biocenter in central Copenhagen, Denmark.
The successful candidate is expected to work on a project aiming to
investigate the variability of promoter and enhancer activities and how such
variability influences responsiveness and robustness of transcriptional output
(see https: // www. biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.10.29.466407v1). Focus of
the project will be on the association between regulatory variability and gene
responsiveness. The project will consider analyses of data both from bulk
assays (e.g., CAGE, ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq, STARR-seq) and single cell assays
(e.g., snATAC-seq, scRNA-seq).
Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Robin Andersson
, Department of Biology, email@example.com.
We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a PhD in Bioinformatics or
Computational Biology with extensive experience in transcriptomics and
computational analysis of regulatory elements. Practical experiences with eQTL
analysis, analysis of CAGE data, and single cell data analysis are considered
In particular, we are looking for candidates with the following background:
A PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, or in a related
Strong programming and data analytical skills
Documented experience in analyzing high-throughput sequencing data
Documented experiences in transcriptomics
Documented experiences in computational analysis of regulatory elements
A high proficiency in spoken and written English
Terms of employment
Duration is for max 36 months.
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
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Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
Complete publication list
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus
welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal
The deadline for applications is December 9th 2021, 23:59 GMT+1.
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment
manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview
You can read about the recruitment process at
https: // employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/ .