Research Assistant in bioinformatics and online services

Technical University of Denmark


January 31, 2022


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Research Assistant in bioinformatics and online services

DTU Food

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We are looking for a research assistant who will help us manage our online bioinformatics services, pipelines and databases and provide data handling assistance to the advisory services conducted at the National Food Institute.

The Research Group for Genomic Epidemiology conducts research and advisory services with the aim of predicting and preventing infectious diseases in humans and animals, and supporting detection, surveillance and control. The research combines expertise in conventional and molecular microbiology with statistical modelling, epidemiology and bioinformatics. The group provides research-based consulting regarding foodborne diseases, antimicrobial resistance and use of antibiotics in animals to both Danish and international authorities.

As an unique facility we offer freely available online bioinformatics services that are highly used by researchers globally: www.

Are you interested in bioinformatics pipelines and data management applications, and want to contribute to our efforts in improving global public health by strengthening NGS analyses and datasharing, specially on middle and low income countries, then you might be our new research assistant.

Responsibilities and qualifications The position offers the opportunity to develop software that helps different organizations and users with limited bioinformatic knowledge. This will involve new data visualization tools, creation of large databases and designing new pipelines.

You will be responsible for:

  • Realize the needs of the large community that uses our services
  • Further improve and develop novel applications
  • Keeping our available online services updated and active
  • Lead a small team as contact for our global users.
  • You will work closely with our group of bioinformaticians and web developers, as well as colleagues responsible for advice and research with a background in natural sciences (biologist, veterinarians, medical doctors, biochemists, biotechnology engineers).

    As a formal qualification, you must have a master's degree in engineering or equivalent.

    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 Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

    The period of employment is 2 years.

    You can read more about career paths at DTU here .

    Further information Further information may be obtained from Professor Frank M. Aarestrup,, +45 35 88 62 81 or Research Assistant Alfred Ferrer Florensa,

    You can read more about the research group at https: // 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 31 January 2022 (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) Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
  • 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.

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