Postdoc in Microbiome analysis and Data integration

Technical University of Denmark


October 27, 2021


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Postdoc in Microbiome analysis and Data integration

DTU Bioengineering

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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 Ablacto+
  • 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

    Furthermore you

  • 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 systems
  • 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.

    We offer 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 .

    Further information Informal enquiries and requests for further information should be directed to Professor Susanne Brix Pedersen ( or SVP of Research Sandra Wingaard Thrane (

    You can read more about DTU Bioengineering at www.

    If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

    Application procedure

    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)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

    Technology for people DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.