Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics
University of Copenhagen

Assistant Professor in Bioinformatics

A position as assistant professor in bioinformatics is available for motivated and independent candidate in the Andersen Group at BRIC, University of Copenhagen.

Our research/The group
The focus of our research is translational medicine in primary human liver and biliary tract cancers with emphasis on genome-wide and high-throughput techniques in the characterization of tumor heterogeneity, prognostic and predictive biomarker discovery and drug response to aid novel therapeutics and clinical efficacy. It is our goal to improve diagnosis, clinical decision-making and ultimately patient outcome through translational and pharmacogenomics discoveries. This is facilitated in our Group via interdisciplinary research (molecular biology, medicine and bioinformatics) as well as a strong national and international network of scientific and clinical collaborators.

Project/The research project(s)
The successful candidate will join a research group that utilizes genome-wide technologies, including genomic and epigenomic profiling, NGS and single-cell genomics as well as approaches in 3D cell culturing and xenograft transplantations. We use genomics-driven strategies to characterize and classify patient subgroups to identify oncogenic drivers and addiction networks with the aim of improving diagnostics and treatment. We unite research directly on patient samples and clinical data with basic molecular in vitro and in vivo models.

A requirement for this position is a strong track record either in bioinformatics (e.g., RNAseq, ChIPseq, CAGEseq) and RNA biology. Emphasis will be given to a candidate with a proven background within hepatobiliary research.

Start: 1 July 2020 or after agreement

Duration: 2 years

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

  • A PhD in Bioinformatics with experience in life sciences
  • Documented experience in NGS
  • Previous experience in e.g., lncRNA/eRNA
  • Knowledge of broad range of NGS techniques
  • The candidate is independently able to envision, plan and execute a research project
  • Ability to function in a collaborative environment is essential since our group is multi-disciplinary and involved in many collaborations at national and international level
  • Excellent English skills both written and spoken

For further information regarding the position, please contact associate professor Jesper B Andersen on e-mail:

Place of employment
The employment is at BRIC, University of Copenhagen. BRIC is 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 26 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 and our own Postdoc Career Programme. BRIC actively participates in the European alliance, EU-life consisting of 13 excellent life science research institutions

Please read more about the Andersen group and BRIC research 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 34,300 DKK/ approx. 4,590 Euro. Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

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 2020.

Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. The application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:

  1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page).
  2. CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.
  3. 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.
  4. List of publications.

Application deadline: 5 April 2020

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications 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 The University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and encourage all qualified candidates to apply 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.


Jesper Bøje Andersen


Application deadline: 05-04-2020
Employment start: 01-07-2020
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: BRIC

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