Postdoc within statistical methods for biomarker validation

Sep 15, 2023 22:59:00 GMT+00:00
Apply Now
Online Application
Save 0

Do you want to help reduce the use of antibiotics in the pig farming industry using statistics and data science? The Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Mathematical Sciences, offers a Postdoc position within statistics starting 1 February 2024 or soon thereafter. The position will be based at Aalborg University’s campus in Aalborg and will have a duration of 2 years.


The two year postdoc position is part of the research project “PIG-PARADIGM – research into the intestinal resilience of piglets” (see funded by Novo Nordisk Foundation. Several national and international research institutions are a part of the project.

Project description

Biomarker candiates of pig robustness and pig gut antimicrobial resistome have been discovered in other studies in the PIG-PARADIGM project. The aim of this Postdoc project is to refine the candiate set by identifying and validating consistent (i.e. reproducible) biomarkers for pig robustness and pig gut antimicrobial resistome.

What we offer

We offer a unique opportunity to strengthen your research profile and to collaborate with world-leading scientists within multiple disciplines.We offer freedom with responsibility, flexible working hours, and an informal and curiosity driven research team at a diverse department with a strong international profile.

Your profile

As our new postdoc you should ideally have:

  • A PhD degree with a solid background within applied statistics.
  • Working experience with statistical models and techniques (e.g. multivariate statistics, multiple testing adjustments, controlling false discovery rate, resampling techniques).
  • Knowledge about artificial intelligence (AI) techniques (e.g. clustering).
  • Experience with omics data (e.g. genomics and metabolomics) and bioinformatics.
  • Creativity, perseverance, team spirit and high personal integrity.
  • Excellent English communication skills, both spoken and written.

Salary and benefits

Please contact International Staff Unit for information regarding salary and taxes. The successful candidate will be offered courses in Danish if needed.The Department of Mathematics offers excellent infrastructure in terms of officespace and IT. 

Working and living in Aalborg and Denmark

The city of Aalborg is lively with a wide variety of music and cultural events, top notch restaurants, fresh air and easy access to natural parks, forests, and great beaches. Aalborg Airport is well connected with the major hubs of Copenhagen Airport and Schiphol. Information about life in Denmark in general, health care, tax etc. can be found at the International Staff Unit page and

Further information

For further information about the “PIG-PARADIGM” project, see or contact Head of Section Ege Rubak, email: 

Qualification requirements: 

Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position. References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below.Shortlisting will be applied. After the review of any objections regarding the assessment committee, the head of department, with assistance from the chair of the assessment committee, selects the candidates to be assessed. All applicants will be informed as to whether they will advance to assessment or not.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Mathilde Vestergaard HR-Servicecenter EST by mail Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here 


Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance’s current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.