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Bioinformatician with interest in human clinical microbiology

We are looking for a highly skilled bioinformatician with ambitions within human microbiology.

The Department of Microbiology and Infection Control works with surveillance of bacteria causing human infections. We have implemented next generation sequencing (NGS) of whole bacterial genomes as an advanced tool in our surveillance and part of our research. We have an open 2-year position as a bioinformatician to join our applied bioinformatics group.

You will be a part of a department with strong ambitions on development of new techniques for understanding microbial evolution; implementation of NGS based surveillance as well as microbiome analysis. We are a total of 120 persons. The position will involve a multitude of projects including:

  • Establishing species-specific NGS data analysis pipeline in active collaboration with microbiologists and evaluate the performance of NGS in relation to outbreak investigations and evolutionary studies.
  • Implement various new bioinformatics tools in the analysis including microbial genome-wide association, microbiome analysis, RNAseq analysis.


Highly skilled with the ability to apply theory to practice

You are a bioinformatician by training (MSc or PhD) and have experience with programming, phylogeny, statistics, and large data sets.

You are an enthusiastic and creative person with an interest in combining bioinformatics and microbiology to make a user-friendly surveillance system based on NGS, solve both large and small bioinformatics problems. You have excellent cooperation and communication skills and are able to apply theory to practice.

You are able to tackle many projects at the same time.

Inspiring colleagues and flexible working conditions

We offer an interesting job with highly qualified colleagues in a dedicated team consisting of two molecular biologists and a technician combining different scientific disciplines in close collaboration with medical experts and another bioinformatician in an inspiring workplace located in central Copenhagen. You will be a part of an institute offering flexible working conditions and the chance to be making a difference.

Terms of employment

The position is limited to two years and is covered by the terms of the collective agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and Organisation of Academics.

Are you interested?

For further information about the position, please contact: Paal Skytt Andersen for more information 3268 8190,

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