Postdoc in Bioinformatics and Data analysis

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We are looking for a highly motivated computational postdoc for a 2-year position, to join the group of Associate Professor Kedar Natarajan from July 1st 2022 or soon thereafter.

Our research
Our group investigates how individual cells undertake cell-fate decisions in stem cells and complex tissues, particularly in development and during differentiation. We develop, utilise experimental methods including single-cell transcriptomics, ATAC-seq, multi-omics and spatial transcriptomics, and also develop computational approaches for large-scale analysis of next-generation sequencing data

Our science and team is highly collaborative and interdisciplinary, and welcomes new members with competences in relevant fields.

More details can be found at: http://www.bioengineering.dtu.dk/Kedar-Natarajan

Responsibilities and qualifications
You will be mainly involved in analysis of single-cell genomics datasets (scRNA-seq, scATAC-seq, imaging/seq-based spatial Tx) to understand molecular mechanisms driving cellular differentiation. Alongside setting up workflows for single-cell analysis, you will be involved in developing new computational methods for single-cell analysis (transcriptomics, spatial analysis) for ongoing lab projects.

The candidate should have a PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Biostatistics or in a related quantitative field (e.g. Mathematics, Physics, Statistics), with prior experience in analysing bulk and single-cell sequencing datasets. As a part of a multidisciplinary team and research environment, the candidate is expected to be passionate about science, hardworking, learning oriented and work collectively within the group and with collaborators.

Profile
We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic researcher with following competences:

Essential experience and skills:

  • PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Biostatistics or in a related quantitative field (e.g. Mathematics, Physics, Statistics)
  • Proficiency with programming languages (Python or R) and documented experience analysing NGS datasets (bulk transcriptomics, ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq etc.,), and working with HPC.
  • Good publication record
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English and ability to work in collaborative environment

Desirable experience and skills:

  • Prior experience with multi-modal single cell analysis, Machine Learning and/or big data analysis
  • Experience with computational methods/algorithm development and data integration
  • Experience with different graphical packages for scientific manuscripts and illustration.

You will be based at DTU Bioengineering, and interact locally with other bioinformatics colleagues and groups at Bioengineering and DTU Health Technology, as well as our national, international partners. A collaborative mindset is expected as well as a proven ability to work in teams and communicate scientific research through presentations and submitted manuscripts. Working independently and charting research direction are valued. If you are highly driven, you will have opportunities to write grants for further strengthening research opportunities and participate in the broader collaborations.

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 terms of employment
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 2 years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Assoc. Prof. Kedar Natarajan (kenana@dtu.dk)

You can read more about the lab at http://www.bioengineering.dtu.dk/Kedar-Natarajan and DTU Bioengineering at www.bioengineering.dtu.dk/english

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 30 May 2022 (Danish 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:

  • Cover/motivation letter of application (max. 2 pages).
  • CV incl. education, work/research experience and skills relevant for the position.
  • PhD certificate (if not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will be accepted
  • List of publications
  • Contact information of 2-3 referees

Applications 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.

The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) is an international leader in the areas of biotechnology and biomedicine. Our engineering approach to all aspects of biotechnology and biomedicine positions us as a valuable player with unique competences in a growing  bio-based economy and with health systems transforming towards  personalized medicine. We have a clear focus on the needs in the life  science industry and point towards innovation, new businesses, and  scientific services for the benefit of society. The department has  extensive collaborations with national and international research units  and industry. DTU Bioengineering has approx. 340 employees, of which 2/3  are scientific staff. The department is located at DTU Lyngby Campus.

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