Postdoctoral position in bioinformatics/data science

Updated: about 1 hour ago
Deadline: 20 Jan 2022

A two-year postdoctoral position is available in the Garg lab at University of Copenhagen. Our research focus is to develop new computational methods for solving fundamental genomic problems. We are interested in: 1) algorithms and data structure (including string processing/graph) and software development, 2) Deep learning methods for multi-omics, for integrating large-scale genomic datasets. We use latest third-generation sequencing datasets (bulk and single-cell level) for more than several hundreds of samples with potential applications in clinical diagnostic and biodiversity. These computational models (tools) may also be relevant to large-scale international sequencing efforts such as Human Pangenome project, Personal Genome Project and Darwin Tree of Life. Refer publications:


The postdoc will be expected to participate both in the bioinformatics analysis of sequencing data as well as in the interpretation, writing and leading the projects.  Some flexibility in the tasks is possible depending on the skills and interests of the candidate.

To be considered, applicants must:

  • Have a PhD in bioinformatics, computer science, statistics, computational biology or a similar field
  • Have experience in working with DNA/RNA sequencing data
  • Be experienced with handling of big data
  • Have published in high-quality international peer-reviewed journals
  • High-performance programming skills such as C/C++/Rust/python

The working language is English, thus good English speaking, reading and writing skills are required.

For further information please contact Shilpa Garg ( )

Further information on the Department is linked at . Inquiries about the position can be made to [head of department].

The position is open from 1 April 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 

  • Resume/CV
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Letter of interest/research statement

The deadline for applications is 20 January 2022, 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 .

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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