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Postdoc/assistant professor in Computional Genomics

The Natural History Museum of Denmark is looking for a postdoc or assistant professor in Computional Genomics for a period of 2 years as part of the section for Evolutionary Genomics’ research into the exploitation of degraded nucleic acids. The successful applicant will have several roles. Firstly, he/she will be expected to lead a research program exploring the possibility of genome reconstruction and evolutionary genomic analyses when working with the short DNA sequences typically recovered from degraded remains. Secondly, he/she will be tasked with maintaining and administering the computer servers within the section, and providing basic training in their use to other members of the section. The project is lead by Prof Tom Gilbert.  
 
Main tasks  
• Develop a the computational tools with which to handle, process, assemble and integrate genomic data from degraded samples into    other genomic datasets.  
• Administration and maintenance of the computer servers within the group.  
• Training of potential users of the server.  
 
Mandatory Qualifications  
• PhD degree.  
• Experience in computational genomics, including mapping of resequencing data, genotype calling, and manipulation of reduced representation genome data.  
• Experience in population and evolutionary genomic analyses  
• Programming skills in Perl, C/C++, R, shell scripting  
• Experienced system administrator of computer servers, and associated maintenance.  
• Documented experience in the analysis and manipulation of nucleic acids from degraded specimens and associated low coverage genome sequencing data.  
• Documented track record in publishing peer review papers in leading international journals  
• Documented evidence of independently leading research projects  
• Fluency in English (written, reading, spoken)  
 
Other Qualifications of Considerable Interest  
• Experience in the teaching and mentoring of students  
• Experience in writing research proposals  
• Experience working within large international collaborations, including academic-industry partnerships.  
 
You can find more information about the Department and research section here: http://snm.ku.dk/english/research/sections/evolutionary_genomics/  
 
Inquiries about the position can be made to Professor Tom Gilbert by email: tgilbert@snm.ku.dk  
 
The position is open from 1st April 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.  
 
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.  
 
Terms of employment  
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.  
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.  
 
The starting salary is currently up to DKK 419.760 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 71.760). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.  
 
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.  
 
Please include  
• Curriculum vita, including clear documentation of above listed mandatory skills requirement.  
• Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)  
• Complete publication list  
• Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers  
 
The deadline for applications is February 18, 2018, 23:59 GMT +1.  
 
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.  
 
You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.  
 


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