Bioinformatics position at the Danish Stem Cell Center

Country: Denmark

Location: Copenhagen

Organisation: The Danish Stem Cell Center (DanStem) Copenhagen University

Bioinformatics position at the Danish Stem Cell Center
The Danish Stem Cell Center (DanStem) at Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen is looking for a Bioinformatician to join the DanStem Bioinformatic Group starting from January 2017 or upon agreement.

DanStem comprises of two sections: The Novo Nordisk Foundation Section for Basic Stem Cell Biology, where we address basic research questions in stem cell and developmental biology (BasicStem). The second Section for Strategic Translational Stem Cell Research and Therapy (TransStem) is focused on the translation of promising basic research results into new strategies and targets for the development of new therapies for cancer and diabetes. Find more information about the Center at  

Job description 
The offered position will focus on providing bioinformatics support to our scientists, in planning, processing, analysis and publication of transcriptomic and epigenomic next-generation sequencing (NGS) data.
The work involves analysis and integration of various “omics” datasets for solving complex scientific questions. Furthermore, the successful applicant is expected to contribute to the development of data analysis workflows and pipelines. 

Your profile
Candidates must hold a Master and/or PhD degree in computational biology/bioinformatics.
Proficiency in at least one of the scripting languages (Perl, Python, Shell) is required. 
Knowledge of UNIX-like operating system, sound statistic and fluent programming skills in R/Bioconductor are essential. 

At least two years of experience in the analysis of NGS data, particularly ChIP-seq, RNA-seq and microarray is recommended.

Experience in interdisciplinary collaborations or bioinformatics services will be an advantage.
Scientific understanding of molecular biology and genomics is beneficial.
Good English communication skills, both oral and written, are prerequisite for the successful candidate.

We offer you

  • stimulating, challenging and multifaceted research environment
  • possibility for continued education and training
  • attractive employment conditions

The employment has an initial duration until the end of 2020 with a possibility of extension. The employment is scheduled to start January 2017 or upon agreement with the chosen candidate. 

The place of work is at DanStem, University of Copenhagen, Blegdamsvej 3B, Copenhagen. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the provisions of the collective agreement between the Danish Government and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). In addition to the basic salary a monthly contribution to a pension fund is added (17.1% of the salary).

The application must include

  • Motivation letter
  • Curriculum vitae incl. education, experience, previous employments, language skills and other relevant skills
  • Copy of diplomas/degree certificate(s)

For further information about the position, please contact Professor Palle Serup,

Your application must be submitted in English by clicking “Apply Now” below or via this advertisement found on

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Only applications received in time and consisting of the above listed documents will be considered. 
Applications and/or any material received after deadline will not be taken into consideration.

Application deadline: January 2nd 2017

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