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Disease System Biology Postdoc Position @ University Of Copenhagen | Denmark

Disease System Biology Postdoc Position @ University Of Copenhagen | Denmark

Disease System Biology Postdoc Position @ University Of Copenhagen | Denmark: With over 40,000 students and more than 9,000 employees, the University of Copenhagen is the largest institution of research and education in Denmark. The purpose of the University – to quote the University Statute – is to ’conduct research and provide further education to the highest academic level’. Approximately one hundred different institutes, departments, laboratories, centres, museums, etc., form the nucleus of the University, where professors, lecturers and other academic staff, as well as most of the technical and administrative personnel, carry out their daily work, and where teaching takes place.

Disease System Biology Postdoc Position @ University Of Copenhagen | Denmark
Postdoc position in Disease Systems Biology at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research

Postdoc position in Disease Systems Biology at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research

A postdoc position is available in the Translational Disease Systems Biology group at The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR – www.cpr.ku.dk). The Center has been established at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, to promote basic and applied discovery research on human proteins of medical relevance. The Center comprises a wide range of expertise and resources including proteomics, protein production, bioinformatics and general characterization of disease mechanisms. The Programme for Disease Systems Biology consists of two research groups covering many systems level aspects of biology and medicine, including the integration of molecular-level data and healthcare data, for example laboratory test data and biomedical texts.

Responsibilities and tasks

The Translational Disease Systems Biology group (www.cpr.ku.dk/research/disease-systems-biology/brunak/) led by Søren Brunak focuses on establishing early competitive advantage in disease-relevant computational analysis across the general areas of bioinformatics, chemoinformatics, systems biology and medical informatics. The postdoc will work on data-driven models of temporal disease development using a combination of molecular data and data from the healthcare sector, where the latter has the form of registry data or complete electronic patient records. These models will in part be descriptive and show how different diseases and diagnose follow each other over long periods of time and in part predictive in the sense that longitudinal patterns of illnesses, medication and procedures will indicate future events. The models may be augmented by molecular level biomarker data from genomics or proteomics further increasing the predictive power. The postdoc will also be responsible for acquiring appropriate data approvals (e.g. the data protection agency and the Danish Patient Safety Authority) and handling descriptive documentation of the health data kept in-house.

Projected start date: November 2016.

Qualifications

Candidates for the postdoctoral position must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent). The successful candidate will have strong qualifications or experience within one or several of the following areas:

  • Bioinformatics and systems biology at the molecular level
  • Statistical epidemiology
  • Genomics, NGS or clinical proteomics data
  • Disease biology
  • Healthcare data from registries and electronic patient records
  • Competence in advanced statistics and/or machine learning techniques
  • Experience with health care terminologies, schemes and ontologies
    Student supervision
    The translational disease systems biology is highly multidisciplinary and collaborates with many other research groups nationally and internationally. Strong networking and team player skills are therefore preferred. As the candidate may run several projects in parallel, strong organizational skills and the ability to keep an overview are important.

A solid research background within health or medical science will be a strong advantage.

Place of employment and work

The employment is at CPR (www.cpr.ku.dk), University of Copenhagen, located in central Copenhagen. The research environment at CPR is ambitious and international, with approx. 30 different nationalities currently represented. The Center comprises modern laboratories, supercomputer resources and state-of-the-art facilities within protein science. Seminars with high-profile international speakers and regular internal research seminars are organized at the Center. The selected candidate should expect some travel activity.

For more information on working and living in Denmark visit www.ism.ku.dk (International staff mobility) and www.workingconditions.ku.dk.

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 is around 32,000-33,700 DKK (around 4,200-4,500 €) plus 17.1 % in pension contribution.

The Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) have agreed on a protocol that makes it possible for all international researchers employed by the University to achieve a pension exemption, where the pension will be paid as salary. For more information about the different pension schemes: http://ism.ku.dk/onarrival/pension/

Duration: 2 or 3 years

Application procedure

Your application should be submitted electronically to:

http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/

Only applications sent through this link will be accepted.

Your application should include the following documents:

  • Motivated letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae, incl. education and experience
  • Copy of diplomas/degree certificate(s)
  • List of publications
  • Deadline for application: September 22, 2016

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk

For further information about the position or the process, please contact CPR: jobs@cpr.ku.dk

CPR and the 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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Disease System Biology Postdoc Position @ University Of Copenhagen | Denmark

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