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Archives for July 2014

NGS Conferences 2014

Recently I stumbled upon the blog of NextGenSeek. It’s an excellent blog to follow covering the latest happenings in NGS and NGS data.

NextGenSeek is maintaining a list of all Next-Generation-Sequencing conferences in 2014 from all around the world. It is worth checking out if you are interested in NGS. You can find the list here.


Postdoc in Ancient DNA and Evolutionary Genomics

One of my great collaborators, Dr. Ludovic Orlando, is now offering a Postdoc in his lab. Check it out if you meet the requirements.


Applications are invited for a two-year postdoctoral researcher position in the field of Ancient DNA and Evolutionary Biology in the Paleomix group led by Dr. Ludovic Orlando at the Centre for GeoGenetics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

This position is funded by the Villum Foundation and is restricted to researchers who did not graduate their PhD at the Centre for GeoGenetics and who will show a maximum of 3 years post-doctoral experience at the time of the hiring. Applicants should have completed a PhD in the fields of Evolutionary Genomics or Computational Science and have an established record of research productivity and publications.

Research in the Paleomix group is focused on developing integrative approaches for studying ancient DNA molecules, promoting the field of palaeomics by the merger of biochemistry, molecular biology, genomics and computational biology. These approaches are presently mainly used to reconstruct the evolutionary history of horses and other equids and have strong implications for conservation. Recent work from the group includes the characterization of the oldest genome hitherto sequenced and the first ancient human epigenome.

We are seeking a highly motivated and productive scientist who is interested and capable of contributing to a research team consisting of molecular biologists, bioinformaticians, statisticians, and evolutionary biologists. She/he should have strong research interests in evolutionary biology and large-scale genome analyses. The ideal candidate will show great abilities to work in a team environment and strong expertise in the molecular tools and/or computational procedures used in next-generation sequencing and population genomics. He/She will be well acquainted with Bash or another shell and will be a proficient programmer in R, Perl, Python and/or C++. Experience in the analysis of ancient DNA will be considered positively but is not mandatory. The successful candidate will also be responsible for the daily management of his/her research project in coordination with other members of the Paleomix group. He/She will be actively involved in the training and co-supervision of other staff members and students.

Further information: On the Department and the Centre for GeoGenetics.

Inquiries about the position can be made to Dr. Ludovic Orlando.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. The language of the Centre is English.

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 403,682 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 69,030). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY ONLINE below.

Please include

–        Curriculum vitae

–        Diplomas

–        Research plan – description of current research plans

–        Complete publication list

–        Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

–        Contact details from two references

–        Motivation letter

Review of applications will begin July 1st 2014 and will continue until the position is filled, with a deadline on September 30th 2014 The appointment is expected to start soon after and no later than April 30th 2015.

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