Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cancer Genomics
University of Copenhagen Department of Biology

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cancer Genomics at the Department of Biology

We seek a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow in Molecular Genetics and Genomics for a 3-year position on circular DNA in tumors. Besides genomic profiling of circular DNA in cancer, a central part of the work will be dedicated to development of novel technologies for diagnosis of cancers. The successful candidate will apply and develop methods for isolation of circular DNA, collaborate with clinicians and bioinformaticians across Europe for identification of driver and marker mutations on cancers, and take part in commercialization and publication of results.

The successful candidate holds a PhD in Biochemistry/Bioengineering/Biomedicine/Biology or a related field, has expertise in DNA and chromosome biology, as well as methods in molecular biology. Experience with next generation sequencing (NGS), bioinformatics, oncology, biomarkers and/or commercialization of technology are further advantages. Finally, the candidate must demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills. 

Our laboratory investigates the biology of circular DNA in eukaryotic cells through our unique molecular methods, NGS and novel bioinformatics pipelines using human and yeast as model systems. Examples of our research is the first global map of circular DNA in healthy human tissue ( and the first method for reconstruction of circular DNA in mammalian cells (

The University of Copenhagen was ranked 33rd in the world by the 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities - Shanghai. Among its strongest fields are human and animal genomics, which rely on strong interdisciplinary collaborations between researchers in bioinformatics, biology and medicine. 

Further information on the department is linked at Inquiries about the position can be made to associate professor, Birgitte Regenberg,

The position is open from the 15th of February 2021. 

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.
The starting salary is currently up to DKK 437.843 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.871). 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)
-    Complete publication list

The deadline for applications is 23th of October 2020, 23:59 GMT +2. 

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.


Application deadline: 23-10-2020
Employment start: 15-02-2021
Department/Location: Department of Biology

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