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Two Postdoc positions in cancer genomics



Ole Maaløes Vej 5, 2200 København N, Danmark

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We are looking for two highly motivated, creative, and talented PhD-level computational biologists to join our team. The post doc positions are in computational biology and cancer genomics, with a focus on tumour evolution and genomic structural variants, commencing 1 July, 2024 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Our group and research

The Weischenfeldt lab is working on delineating the mutational mechanisms and clonal evolution of cancer, with a particular focus on genomic structural rearrangements. We use computational and experimental approaches including WGS, single-cell, and long-read sequencing together with chromatin conformation techniques to understand how cancers mutate and evolve, which we are applying to cancer patient material in close collaboration with clinical colleagues at the hospital.

Your job
You will be working with large data set from patient-derived tumour material in collaboration with other team members. Your job will include development of novel and executing existing computational methods including machine learning methods to integrate genomics, transcriptomics and epigenomics data set to uncover genomic-epigenomic interactions and cancer evolution trajectories. The tasks will also include quality assessment, processing and filtering of different data modalities, and co-supervision of junior researchers in the group. You will have the opportunity to develop your own research ideas and approaches. The position involves interdisciplinary research through exchange of ideas and results with clinicians and researchers.

We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic scientists with the following competencies and experience:

Essential experience and skills:

  • You have a PhD in computational biology, bioinformatics or related areas
  • You are highly experienced in working with NGS data
  • You have an active interest in genetics and clonal evolution
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken
Desirable experience and skills:

  • Experience with machine learning and statistics
  • Experience with tumour evolution reconstruction
  • Knowledge on mutational mechanisms in cancer
  • Publications as co-author or first author in a related area
Fellowships, grants and prizes

Place of employment

The place of employment is at BRIC, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and access to HPC.
Please read more about our research at https://www.bric.ku.dk/Research/weischenfeldt-group/

Terms of employment
The positions are fixed-term position limited to a period of 6-12 months, with possibility of extension. The starting date is 1 July 2024 or after agreement.

Salary, pension and other conditions of employment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Taxation and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant organisation. Currently, the monthly salary starts at 38,500 DKK/approx. 5,100 EUR (April 2024 level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

Foreign 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 Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.

For further information please contact Joachim Weischenfeldt, [email protected]

Foreign applicants may find this link useful: www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility).

Application procedure
Your online application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. Furthermore, your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:

  1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page).
  2. CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.
  3. 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.
  4. List of publications.
Deadline for applications: 02.06.2024 23.59 pm 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.

The further process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor. Once the assessment work has been completed 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/faculty/recruitment-process/

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

Interviews are expected to be held in week 24.

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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