PhD scholarship in Haematological Cancer Bioinformatics

tirsdag 10 nov 20

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Frist 25. november 2020
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Section for Bioinformatics at DTU Health Tech has its main research and teaching activities in biomedical and biotechnological informatics, metagenomics, epidemiology, integrative systems biology and machine learning. The research at the Section for Bioinformatics is focused on bioinformatics and computational analyses of large amounts of data generated within biological, biomedical and biotechnological and life sciences area. We strive to gain new knowledge and drive innovation in human, animal, plant and food science and collaborate with all relevant industries. A cornerstone in achieving this is the dedicated effort within the Section for Bioinformatics to develop bioinformatics, immuno-informatics, metagenomics and systems biology methods and solutions to the challenge of handling and interpreting large scale and heterogeneous big data. We run projects combining big data and laboratory research via the national supercomputing center (Computerome) and molecular genomics laboratories.

A PhD position is available at the Section for Bioinformatics, Department Health Technology within the field haematological cancer bioinformatics.

Responsibilities and tasks
The PhD student will primarily be working on

  • Handling and analysis of bulk and single cell RNA sequencing data
  • Handling and analysis of flow cytometry data
  • Handling and analysis of next generation sequencing data
  • Mathematical modelling of predator-prey models
  • Integrated analyses of all of the above, including clinical data

Qualifications
Candidates should have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree. The degree should be within bioinformatics or computational biology.


In addition, the ideal candidate should exhibit the following professional and personal qualifications:

  • Strong computational skills and experience with Unix/Linux command line environments, R programming, and either Perl or Python.
  • Experience working with super computers.
  • Experience collaborating with clinicians and medical doctors.
  • Strong communication skills in written as well as spoken English.
  • Flexibility and a general positive attitude to changes.
  • Capability of taking personal responsibility for your work and your results.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

Assessment
An assessment panel will assess the applicants based on both personal and academic qualifications.

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Lars Rønn Olsen via email at lronn@dtu.dk

You can read more about the Section for Bioinformatics here

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 25 November 2020 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

Candidates may apply prior to ob­tai­ning their master's degree but cannot begin before having received it.

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

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

DTU Health Tech engages in research, education, and innovation base on technical and natural science for the healthcare sector. The Healthcare sector is a globally expanding market with demands for the most advanced technological solutions. DTU Health Tech creates the foundation for companies to develop new and innovative services and products which benefit people and create value for society. DTU Health Techs expertise spans from imaging and biosensor techniques, across digital health and biological modelling, to biopharma technologies. The department has a scientific staff of about 175 persons, 130 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 80 persons.

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