Two Positions as Postdoc in Liver Metabolism and Bioinformatics in the Andersen Group at BRIC

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May 15, 2024
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Positions as postdoc in primary liver cancer metabolomics and data integration are available for motivated and independent candidate in the Andersen Group at BRIC.

Our research/The group The focus of our research is translational hepatology within liver diseases and progression to liver and biliary tract cancers to elucidate the underlying pathogenesis of these malignancies. We emphasize on modeling disease causality, stratifying patients for advancing diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers, and novel therapeutic options.

The Andersen group is divided into three main project themes: i ) immunogenomics, ii ) metabolism, and iii ) epigenomic remodeling, in which we often are utilizing genome-wide approaches, molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, and bioinformatics.

The Andersen group aims to improve clinical decision-making, early diagnosis, and thus, ultimately patient's outcomes through translational and pharmacogenomics discoveries. This goal is facilitated in our group via interdisciplinary research, close contact to hospitals and industry, as well as strong national and international networks.

Project/The research project(s) The successful candidate will join an international and interdisciplinary research group that views the patient first, utilizing omics technologies, high-throughput robotics screening, as well as approaches in patient-derived 3D cell culturing and in vivo models. This project will include global metabolomics, metabolic spatial imaging (MALDI-MSI), transcriptomics and more.

A requirement for this position is an established track record in metabolomics, data analysis and integration with strong prior experience within liver cancer biology. Emphasis will be given to a candidate with a proven background in metabolomics analysis and liver biology.

Start: 1 August 2024 or after agreement

Duration: 2 years (with possible extension based on performance)

Qualifications We expect you to be a highly motivated and highly ambitious scientist with the following qualifications:

  • A PhD (or alike) in life sciences (metabolomics).
  • Documented experience in bioinformatics.
  • Previous experience in e.g., Hepatology (liver and/or bile duct biology).
  • Knowledge of broad range omics approaches (focus on metabolic process and data analysis).
  • The candidate is independently able to envision, plan and execute research project.
  • Ability to function in a collaborative environment is essential since our group is multi-disciplinary and involved in many collaborations at national and international level.
  • Excellent English skills both written and spoken.
  • For further information regarding the position, please contact Professor Jesper B. Andersen on e-mail: [email protected]

    Place of employment The employment is at BRIC, University of Copenhagen. BRIC is located in the Biocenter, close to the centre of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and several core facilities (NGS, single cell and spatial aspects, high-throughput robotics tec.) shared between the 26 research groups at BRIC and the neighboring Finsen Laboratory. We have weekly journal clubs, data clubs, seminars with invited international speakers. A young researchers club (ASAP), our own PhD programme (MoMeD) and our own Postdoc Career Programme. BRIC actively participates in the European alliance, EU-life consisting of 13 excellent life science research institutions https:// eu-

    Please read more about the Andersen group and BRIC research on https: // www.

    Terms of salary and employment Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Academics Central organization. Currently, the monthly salary starts at 36,400 DKK/ approx. 4,800 Euro. Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

    Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years.

    The position is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of June 28, 2013.

    Application Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now' below or via BRIC's website on https: // www. The application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:

  • Motivated letter of application (max. one page).
  • CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.
  • A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do.
  • List of publications.
  • Letters of recommendation - two letters of recommendation. To be taken into consideration, the letter must be signed by the supporting person
  • Application deadline: 15 May 2024, 23:59 CET We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications or letters of recommendation that do not live up to the above-mentioned requirements.

    The further process Shortlist : After expiry of the application deadline, the superior with power to appoint selects a number of applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. Applicants who were not passed for assessment should not expect further with regard to their application unless the shortlist is revised.

    Assessment: The selected applications will be assessed according to the Ministry Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities 2012 and the University of Copenhagen's guidelines 2013. The Assessment Committee makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the above-mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement.

    You can read about the recruitment process at https: //

    BRIC and University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

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