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Bioinformatics, Postdoc Position in Multi-omics and Genetics of Methanogens – SDU, Denmark 2022

Denmark, University of Southern Denmark (SDU)

A two-year postdoctoral research position is available at the Department of Biology, University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Denmark 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Joining Date: May 01, 2022
Contract Period: 2 years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Nordcee section
Department of Biology
University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Odense, Denmark

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Qualification Details

To be considered for this position the applicants should have:

  • A PhD degree in molecular, applied, or environmental microbiology, microbial genetics, omics and/or bioinformatics, or closely related fields
  • Wet-lab experience in fields like molecular microbiology, microbial genetics, genomics, and expression studies of non-model microorganisms
  • Computation experience working with DNA/RNA/protein sequencing data and handling big data
  • Creativity, and ability to develop and follow-up on new ideas, coupled with an interest to apply for research funding
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.

Expertise working with methanogens or bioelectro-chemistry is an asset, but not essential. You should be independent, and interested in working in an interdisciplinary, and international environment (18+ nationalities) sharing ideas and collaborating with people from different fields.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Your primary tasks will be to:

  • design and/or develop gene expression vectors
  • genetically manipulate cells to overexpress genes of interest using either targeted mutagenesis or directed evolution (cycles of random mutagenesis and selection)
  • screen genome-wide for mutations
  • analyse gene expression data (meta-transcriptome and/or proteome)
  • assist with de novo assembly of microbial genomes
  • teach - including training (lab-supervision) of two PhD students, and additional master and bachelor students.

How to Apply?

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Documents Required

The application must include the following:1. A motivation letter (max. one page)2. A curriculum vitae (max. two pages) including information on skills3. A synopsis (max. one page) of the applicant's most important research discoveries and how this expertise matches the position advertised4. A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.5. Two letters of recommendation. Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.To qualify you must have passed a PhD or equivalent. Applications will be assessed by an expert assessor/committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link "Apply online". Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.

About the Employer: University of Southern Denmark (SDU)

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The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

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Contact details

For further information, please contact: Associate Professor Amelia-Elena Rotaru, e-mail:, Phone: +45 81920352.

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