Postdoc of High dimensional Data integration within food and health

Updated: about 23 hours ago
Deadline: 05 Dec 2021

Taylored dietary recommendations holds a promise for promoting health at an individual level beyond what is possible using population wide recommendations. However, in order to provide detailed guidance, detailed information on personal lifestyle, genetics, microbiome etc. is needed. This 3 year post doc project will aim at developing methods for integration of high dimensional phenotypic information on individuals metabolism with hormone levels, host genetic and microbiome to provide both an explainable model as well as a predictive tool for tailoring personal recommendations. 

The postdoc’s duties will include research within statistical and bioinformatic modelling for integration of heterogenous coupled layers of -omics type data including metagenomics, metabolomics, hormones and genomics. Specifically, you will develop robust methods for integrating dynamic post-prandial metabolomics- and metabolic hormone profiles with host genetics and metagenetics in order to characterize an individual’s metabolism, and further to develop strategies for personalized nutrition. The successful candidate has a PhD within computational biology, bioinformatics, statistics, etc. preferably with experience of working with omics data, and tools within the domain of machine learning specifically graphical models. You will also be involved in teaching up to 10% of your time. The post may also include performance of other duties.

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/ . Inquiries about the position can be made to Associate Professor Morten Arendt Rasmussen (mortenr@food.ku.dk ).

The position is open from January 1st 2022or as soon as possible thereafter.

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

Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 5 December 2021, 23:59 GMT +1.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/ .


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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