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Postdoc Job in statistical genetics at iPSYCH – Aarhus, Denmark 2022


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The Børglum Lab at the iPSYCH centre, Department of Biomedicine, Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a Postdoc position in the field of statistical genetics – Denmark 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , , ,
Deadline to Apply:
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 2 years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Børglum Lab, iPSYCH centre,
Department of Biomedicine, Faculty of Health
Aarhus University (AU)
Aarhus N Denmark

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Qualification Details

You have a degree within statistical genetics, bioinformatics, statistics, computer science, or similar areas. Substantial experience in handling and analysing large sequencing data is an advantage. Strong coding skills and experience with high performance computing as well as relevant experience with at least two of the programming languages Python, bash, perl and R is required. As a person, you are inquisitive, analytical and possess good interpersonal skills with an international mindset. We expect you to have a good grasp of English both verbally and in writing. Shortlisting will be used.

Responsibilities/Job Description

As a Postdoc within statistical genetics your position is primarily research-based. You will lead and contribute to the development of psychiatric genetic projects in the forefront of the field. In your daily work, you will work closely with colleagues on your projects.In collaboration with the team, you will undertake analysis of large sequencing data sets as the main activity, in particular analysis of whole exome sequencing data from tens of thousands of study subjects of whom the majority suffers from disorders such as autism, ADHD and schizophrenia as well as GWAS of over a hundred thousand individuals. You will also work with large genomics data from available resources such as the UK Biobank and the SPARK initiative. Your main tasks will consist of conducting the analyses or by developing the software necessary to handle the large amounts of data and carry out the analyses. The analyses are conducted primarily at the national high-performance computer cluster GenomeDK at Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine. You will report to Professor Anders Børglum as your nearest leader.

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Documents Required

Your application must include the following:

  • Motivated application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma
  • Template for applicant - postdoc must be completed and uploaded under ‘Extra documents’
  • A list of publications
  • A teaching portfolio. We refer to Guideline on the use of teaching portfolios
  • A maximum of five of the publications of greatest relevance to the job may be submitted (optional)
  • Strategic research plan can be uploaded (optional)
  • Coauthor statement(s) can be uploaded (optional)
  • References/recommendations can be uploaded separately in the e-recruitment system (optional)

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants.

About the Department

We offer a vibrant international research environment where English is the preferred language in the laboratory, at meetings and at seminars. The Department employs some 450 people and covers a range of research areas within Biomedicine. We contribute to the Bachelor’s degree programs in medicine, molecular medicine, odontology and the Master’s degree programs in biomedical engineering and medical chemistry. Our infrastructure is well developed with modern laboratories and core facilities, including a high-performance computing cluster designed for life science, genomics and bioinformatics. You will work either in the brand new ‘Skou Building’ or similar as we are in the process of modernizing our old facilities. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.

About iPSYCH

iPSYCH (Lundbeck Foundation Inititiative for Integrative Psychiatric Research) was launched in 2012 as the largest research initiative ever in Danish psychiatry with the overarching aim to identify causes and disease mechanisms in major mental disorders, including psychiatric genetics as a key theme. Genetic data on more than 130,000 individuals from a nationwide Danish cohort is currently analysed in iPSYCH (including GWAS and whole exome sequencing data).The projects are typically part of international collaborations with the Broad Institute (Boston) and the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium as key partners, and the Børglum Lab comprises researchers from a number of countries.

About the Employer: Aarhus University (AU)

Note or Other details

  • Appointment as a postdoc requires academic qualifications at PhD level.
  • Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.
  • The appointment is in accordance with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikerne).
  • Remuneration is in accordance with the above, and the Salary agreement catalogue for staff at Health.
  • The yearly base salary for a fulltime postdoc position with minimum 3 years of working experience after achieved MSc degree is DKK 490,408.62 or DKK 516,334.56 with minimum 4 years of working experience after achieved MSc degree. The base salary includes a position related supplement and pension (17.1 %). Additional supplement(s) for special qualifications can be negotiated. Authorisation supplemement(s) will be granted, if relevant for the position. Your local eligible trade union representative at Aarhus University negotiates your salary on your behalf.
  • Researchers recruited from abroad are offered a special researcher tax scheme with a lower tax rate.
  • Further information on qualification requirements and job description can be found in the.Ministerial Order on Job Structure for Academic Staff

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Contact details

If you have any questions about the position, please contact contact Project Coordinator Anne Hedemand (, or Professor, Director Anders Børglum (

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