Assistant Professorship in Bioinformatics
University of Copenhagen Department of Biology

Assistant Professorship in Bioinformatics, Department of Biology


We welcome applications for an Assistant Professor position for the duration of 3.5 years at the Bioinformatics Centre, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen. 


The Bioinformatics Centre is housed in the Section for Computational and RNA Biology. The Section's research spans the DNA, RNA and protein worlds and methods ranging from wet-lab molecular biology to advanced computational model building and statistical inference. The Section has state-of-the-art wet-lab and computational facilities established in a cross-disciplinary research environment. Section staff currently includes three professors, six associate professors, four assistant professors, three laboratory technicians, and more than 40 post docs and PhD students. 


Research should be focused within one of two areas: 1) Bioinformatics algorithms, such as NGS mapping/assembly, structural bioinformatics, or probabilistic models, or 2) data analysis, such as gene expression or single cell analysis, regulatory networks or epigenetics.  


The position includes substantial teaching responsibilities, including the development of a new course in Data Science for Biology and Biochemistry students in collaboration with other members of the staff. The working language is English, thus excellent English speaking, reading and writing skills are required as is proficiency in Danish. 


To be considered, applicants must: 

  • Hold a PhD in bioinformatics or a related subject.  
  • Have good understanding of statistics and extensive experience in statistical data analysis, preferably including experience with R.  
  • Document teaching experience relevant for the teaching of bioinformatics or computer programming at an introductory level. 
  • Have published relevant papers in international, peer-reviewed ISI journals. 

In addition, candidates with the following experience will be preferred:  

  • Strong programming skills. 
  • Documented experience in analysis of Next Generation DNA Sequencing data. 
  • Documented experience in protein structure analysis.  
  • Documented experience in machine learning and probabilistic models. 

Inquiries about the position can be made to Associate Professor Jeppe Vinther; email

The position is available from March 1, 2020 or 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.

The University of Copenhagen has been recognized by the European Commission for its commitment to fostering good working conditions and career development for researchers by complying with The European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the recruitment of researchers (ECRCC) including the Gender Equality Plan. 


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.

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 434,179 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74,244). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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


Please include:

  • Curriculum vita
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • If available, description and documentation of teaching and supervision experience and qualifications- please describe and document:Complete publication list
    • Experience with supervision of BSc and MSc students
    • Teaching experience
    • Formal pedagogical training
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for application is Sunday, December 1, 2019, 23:59 GMT +1.

After the deadline, the recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment by 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.



Application deadline: 01-12-2019
Employment start: 01-03-2020
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Biology

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