Staff Scientist (AC-TAP) in Bioinformatics at Globe Institute

Copenhagen University
November 30, 2022
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We are looking for a highly motivated and independent staff scientist to support our efforts in bioinformatical analyses of environmental ancient genomics to commence 01-02-2023.

Our research We are a highly interdisciplinary research group focusing on sequencing and analyzing ancient environmental DNA (aeDNA). Our large field and laboratory team samples cores drilled from ice or soil. Using state-of-the-art sequencing technologies, we sequence DNA of the samples in order to reconstruct the species distribution in past environments. The objective of the research is to understanding ecological and evolutionary processes, including the consequences of climate change. The research brings together a diverse team of researchers with backgrounds in geology, genetics, ecology, computer science, statistics, and more.

Your job You will join a multi-disciplinary research team working on developing, implementing and executing bioinformatical methods and pipelines for analyses of aeDNA. Your task will be to work with method-developers to implement bioinformatical pipelines and to execute and update these pipelines as needed. There will also be opportunities for you to participate in the development of new statistical and computational methods together with other researchers working on the project. You will be expected to contribute to and support the ongoing research projects in the group on an ad hoc basis when needed and disseminate your expertise to new lab members and support the lab management.

Profile We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic staff scientist with the following competencies and experience:

Essential experience and skills

  • PhD in Life sciences, Computer Science, Statistics, or related
  • Proficiency in multiple programming languages including C/C++, Python, and R.
  • Proficiency in Unix and Unix shell scripting.
  • Documented experience in analyses of Next-Generation-Sequencing (NGS) data, development of bioinformatical pipelines for such data, and development of new statistical methods together with a team of scientists.
  • An active interest in the development and application of bioinformatical methods in ecology and evolution.
  • Proven ability to envision, plan and execute a research project
  • Good English skills, written and spoken
  • Desirable experience and skills

  • Familiarity with analyses of low coverage sequencing data.
  • Experience with analyses of DNA sequencing data from non-model organisms.
  • Place of employment The place of employment is at Center for GeoGenetics, Globe Institute, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment.

    Terms of employment The average weekly working hours are 37 hours per week.

    The position is a fixed-term position limited to a period of 5 years with possibility of extension depending on funding. The starting date is 1/2/2023 or after agreement.

    Employment will be in accordance with the provisions of the collective agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). The monthly salary will be based on the number of years of work experience (seniority) with the possibility to negotiate a salary supplement based on prior experiences and qualifications. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

    Questions For further information regarding the position, please contact Dr. Thorfinn Korneliussen: tskorneliussen@sund.ku.dk

    Application Your application should in English/Danish include:

  • Letter of application addressing the requirements (max. one page).
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A certified/signed copy of certificate(s) of education
  • Please submit your application by clicking on “Apply Now” below. Only online applications will be accepted.

    Application deadline: 30/11 2022, 23.59 CET

    We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

    Interviews are expected to be held from week 48

    The University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of personal background.

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