Postdoc in computational diabetes systems biology

DTU Bioinformatics
Wednesday 15 Mar 17

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We are recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to work on computational systems biology of type 2 diabetes. The candidate will work at the Department of Bio and Health Informatics at Technical University of Denmark in Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark. The candidate will be supervised by Professor Søren Brunak.

The candidate will be working in the DIRECT consortium, an IMI-funded pan-European diabetes research consortium partially funded by Novo Nordisk, aiming at helping each type 2 diabetes patient to receive optimal treatment via enhanced patient stratification. The goal of the DIRECT consortium is to identify novel biomarkers and define subtypes of type 2 diabetes with rapid diabetes development and progression as well as altered response to diabetes treatment.

Responsibilities and tasks
The postdoctoral fellow will work in a multidisciplinary project team led by Professor Søren Brunak. The candidate will focus on type 2 diabetes data analysis using computational systems biology methods. The candidate will utilize data integration, statistical genetics and pathway-based methods to identify novel biomarkers and to study diabetes etiology.

Qualifications
You hold a PhD degree or equivalent in biology, genetics, statistics, computational biology, or related discipline of biomedical research. You have preferably experience in statistical genetics, genomics and knowledge of R. Programming experience is required as is having worked with large data. Research experience in diabetes is a plus.

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, scientific advice and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

The period of employment is for 1 year and 8.5 months.

Further information
For further information, please contact Søren Brunak, +45 20 67 24 77.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 29 March 2017.

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Contact information for 2 references
  • Brief description of research experience & interest
  • Diploma
  • List of publications

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

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