Database Administrator/ Manager

A Database Administrator/ Manager position is available in the Translational Disease Systems Biology group at Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR – 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 Program 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 ( led by Søren Brunak focuses on establishing early competitive advantage in disease-relevant computational analysis, targeting high-impact areas across sections of bioinformatics, chemoinformatics, systems biology and medical informatics. Knowledge of biology or experience with data in the field of Life Sciences and Healthcare is welcome, but not required. 
The work will include designing high-performance database schemas, optimizing SQL queries, transforming incoming data from extracts coming from various database vendors into a common schema, data cleanup and normalization of data structures, investigating data problems and identifying patterns, query analysis, preparing customized data extracts and working in close collaboration with researchers. 
Candidates for the position must have the following qualifications: 

  • Demonstrable experience with database design and administration 
  • Experience with PostgreSQL and/or MySQL 
  • Experience working with the ETL pipelines is a strong plus 
  • Experience working with Linux operating systems a plus 
  • Fluency in SQL and Python languages 
  • Fluency in English, spoken and written 
  • Fluency in Danish is a plus 
  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment 
  • Optional background in life sciences and/or bioinformatics 
The Translational Disease Systems Biology group 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. 
Place of employment and work 
The employment is at CPR (, 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.  
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Terms of salary and employment 
The position will be in accordance with the provisions of the collective agreement between the Danish Government and PROSA (association for organized IT Professionals) or as a senior consultant in accordance with the provisions of the collective agreement between the Danish Government and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). The agreement will be depending on the candidate’s background. To the salary is added a monthly contribution to a pension fund according to the collective agreement, and a supplement could be negotiated, dependent on the candidate’s experiences and qualifications. 
The working hours are 37 hours per week and the employment is permanent. 
Expected start date: 1 April 2018. 
Application procedure 
Your application should be submitted electronically to:  
Your application should include the following documents: 
  1. Motivated letter of application
  2. Curriculum vitae, incl. education and experience 
  3. Copy of diplomas/degree certificate(s) 
Deadline for application: February 28th 2018 
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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