Center for Biosustainability
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We seek a bioinformatician to interface between our scientific units and technical team to help the delivery and adoption of software solutions supporting the research and development of new microbial strains for chemical production.

The job
At the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (CFB) we engineer commercialization-ready “cell factories” for the production of biochemicals and therapeutics.

As a bioinformatician joining our Computational Biology unit you will use your knowledge of bioinformatics to bridge the gap between our Center’s researchers, subject matter experts and software engineering teams.

You will engage with our researchers to help them translate their processes into templates and configurations for our laboratory information management system and other scientific software. You will identify, assess and prioritize requirements and work closely with our in-house teams to translate requirements and plan the development of custom scientific software. You will train and support researchers to drive the adoption of software solutions.

Depending on your background and interests you may also prototype and collaborate on solutions for data analysis and processing of biological data with our software engineering teams.

Primary areas of responsibility

  • Meet with researchers to identify requirements and translate their scientific processes into software
  • Act as a point of contact between researchers and the information services/computational biology team and help inform designs for development, testing and implementation
  • Drive the adoption of computational biology solutions (off-the shelf implementations or custom developed software) and support them post-launch
  • Ensure deliverables meet quality standards and facilitate a timely resolution of issues
  • Develop user documentation and training material and conduct user training
  • Prototype and collaborate on solutions for data analysis and processing of biological data
Our expectations of you
A degree in Bioinformatics or similar or equivalent work experience in Computational Biology or Life Science and Computer Science is required. In addition, you should have the following qualifications:
  • Solid understanding of both computational and biological concepts
  • Excellent interpersonal skills — able to work with and train technical and scientific staff with different roles and professional backgrounds; willingness and patience to learn from others and understand other’s needs
  • Autonomous, structured, results oriented and self-motivated

What we offer in return
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international atmosphere with the focus on research, teaching, innovation and scientific advice for the benefit of the surrounding community. We place emphasis on a high level of professionalism among our staff, so skills development is an integral part of our organization. We offer a great flexibility in the position. In the area of technical and natural sciences, DTU is one of the leading research and education institutions in Europe.

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be - depending on your background and education - based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations, PROSA or other relevant agreements. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

The workplace will at DTU Lyngby Campus.

Application and contact
Please submit your online application no later than Sunday, 15 July 2018. You can apply for the position online at Open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach your motivated application, CV and exam certificates.

If you would like additional information about the position, please contact group leader Lars Schöning at

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

DTU Biosustain is an international research center of excellence developing next generation cell factories and bioprocesses for sustainable production of high-value chemical compounds as well as protein-based products. The center uses advanced metabolic engineering techniques and computational biology ensuring efficient and cost-effective design and construction processes.

The center’s activities are a balanced mix of basic and translational research, complemented by an emphasis on business development to facilitate commercialization of new cell factories and associated technologies. DTU Biosustain offers state-of-the-art research facilities and assembles world leaders in the field thus, offering a unique platform providing excellent talent development and career opportunities.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.