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Research Assistant in bioinformatics and online services
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Monday 10 Jan 22
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Apply no later than 31 January 2022
Apply for the job at DTU Food by completing the following form.
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
As an unique facility we offer freely available online bioinformatics services
that are highly used by researchers globally: www. genomicepidemiology.org.
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,
As a formal qualification, you must have a master's degree in engineering or
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 may be obtained from Professor Frank M. Aarestrup,
email@example.com, +45 35 88 62 81 or Research Assistant Alfred Ferrer
You can read more about the research group at
https: // www. food.dtu.dk/english/Research/Genomic-Epidemiology.
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 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)
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.