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Postdoc in Microbiome analysis and Data integration
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Thursday 07 Oct 21
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Apply no later than 27 October 2021
Apply for the job at DTU Bioengineering by completing the following form.
We are looking for an ambitious and proactive Postdoc to work on the research
project Ablacto+, which is focusing on development of an innovative low-cost
treatment option that aims at stabilizing the healthy gut microbiome of
piglets at risk of developing post-weaning diarrhea. The project is supported
by the GUDP program from the Danish Ministry of Environment and Food, and is a
collaboration between Professor Susanne Brix Pedersen's research group,
Disease Systems Immunology, at the Department of Biotechnology and
Biomedicine, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), and the biotech company,
Bactolife ApS. We are looking for a candidate with expertise in analysis of
the microbiome and data integration.
Responsibilities and qualifications
Your tasks will be:
Sample processing and metagenomics sequencing (16S rRNA and shotgun) of
intestinal samples collected from piglets undergoing treatment with
Analysis of microbiome data and integration of data with other variables
Writing of scientific papers on the project outcomes
Take part in scientific dissemination and collaboration activities related
to the project, the research group, and Bactolife
As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) in
microbiology, biotechnology, bioinformatics or similar
Have a strong background in microbiome research, including in-depth
knowledge into metagenomics sequencing and data integration.
Have experience in programming (R, python or similar) and UNIX based
Have proven track record in scientific publication and communication
Possess strong analytical, organizational, and communication skills
Possess independence, initiative, reliability, and drive
The successful candidate should thrive in a highly ambitious research
environment, and will have demonstrated the ability to work independently and
a documented track record of publication in internationally recognised peer-
reviewed journals. Good communication skills in both written and spoken
English are a requirement.
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence
of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a
rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for
academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and
academic freedom tempered by responsibility.
Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish
Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon
with the relevant union.
The period of employment is 14 months.
You can read more about career paths at DTU here .
Informal enquiries and requests for further information should be directed to
Professor Susanne Brix Pedersen (email@example.com) or SVP of Research Sandra
Wingaard Thrane (firstname.lastname@example.org).
You can read more about DTU Bioengineering at www. bioengineering.dtu.dk
If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in
Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 27
October 2021 (Danish time).
Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to
be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill
out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in
one PDF file. The file must include:
Application (cover letter)
Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
List of publications
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race,
religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
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