Postdoc in bioinformatics at BRIC, University of Copenhagen with long stay at Harvard University

Updated: 6 months ago
Deadline: 09 Feb 2017

Our research/The group

The project will be done in the lab of Dr. Konstantin Khodosevich at University of Copenhagen. Our lab is interested in brain development and how developmental mechanisms could be employed in brain regeneration. In particular, we are interested in neuronal differentiation and maturation during brain development in terms of gene expression, functional properties and connectivity.

The research project
The hired postdoc will work mainly on single cell and bulk transcriptomics analysis of neurons during brain development in normal and disordered human brains and in mouse models. The project will be conducted in collaboration with the lab of Dr. Peter Kharchenko, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School. Thus, the hired postdoc will work in close contact with experts in analysis of single cell transcriptomics and will be expected to stay at Harvard for a part of the project (duration of stay(s) is by agreement).

Start: Preferably from the 1st of March 2017 or after agreement.
Duration: 3 years with possible prolongation for 1 more year

We expect you to be a highly motivated and highly ambitious scientist with the following qualifications:

  • A PhD in Computational Biology, preferably with connection to Neuroscience
  • Documented experience in gene expression analysis using RNAseq
  • Knowledge of programming
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken
  • Previous experience in single cell transcriptomics will be considered as advantage

Place of employment
The employment is at BRIC, University of Copenhagen. BRIC is part of the Faculty for Health and Medical Sciences and located in the Biocenter, close to the centre of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and a number of core facilities shared between the 23 research groups at BRIC and the neighboring Finsen Laboratory. We have weekly journal clubs, data clubs, seminars with invited speakers and a young researchers club ASAP and our own PhD programme, MoMeD. BRIC actively participates in the European alliance, EU-life consisting of 13 excellent life science research institutions

Please read more about the Konstantin Khodosevich research group and BRIC on

Terms of salary and employment
Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Academics Central organization. Currently, the monthly salary starts at 32.351 DKK/ca. 4.250 Euro plus pension. Depending on qualifications, a higher salary may be negotiated.

Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years.

The position is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of June 28, 2013.

For further information regarding the position, please contact Associate Professor Konstantin Khodosevich on

Your application for must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now’ below or via this advertisement on The application must include the following documents/attachments which must all be in PDF format:

  • Motivated letter of application (max. one page).
  • CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.
  • A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do.
  • List of publications.
  • Letters of recommendation
    Furthermore, the applicant should provide two letters of recommendation. To be taken into consideration, the letters must be signed by the supporting persons on paper with institutional letter head and in PDF-format. The letters should be received before deadline on with subject “name candidate-Khodosevich-postdoc-Jan2017”; preferably by the supporting persons. Please make sure that an easy match between the recommendation letter and the individual applicant is possible.

    Application deadline: 25 January 2017, interviews beginning of February.

    We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications or letters of recommendation that do not live up to the above-mentioned requirements.

    The further process
    Shortlist: After expiry of the application deadline, the superior with power to appoint selects a number of applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. Applicants who were not passed for assessment should not expect further with regard to their application unless the shortlist is revised.

    Assessment: The selected applications will be assessed according to the Ministry Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities 2012 and the University of Copenhagen’s guidelines 2013. The Assessment Committee makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the above mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement.

    You can read about the recruitment process at

    BRIC and University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

    Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

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