Postdoc in large scale microbial bioinformatics – DTU Food

  • Contract
  • Denmark
  • Posted 1 week ago

Technical University of Denmark

Advanced microbial communities (e.g., microbiomes) harbour an unlimited quantity of numerous and wealthy species, with equally wealthy gene reservoir for varied features. An rising quantity of information units from varied sources have gotten accessible additionally in public databases, however are drastically underutilized. This consists of our understanding of the abundance and genomic context of antimicrobial resistance genes (ARGs). 

We’re in search of a candidate for a vacant postdoc place in bioinformatics with a give attention to analysing massive variety of partly public metagenomics datasets, particularly specializing in ARGs and supply a greater understanding of the evolution and ecology of AMR globally.

The postdoc will likely be affiliated with the Genomic Epidemiology Analysis Group, which major process is to conduct focused analysis with the purpose of predicting and stopping infectious ailments in people and animals, and supporting international detection, surveillance and management. The analysis group combines experience in standard and molecular microbiology with epidemiology and bioinformatics.

Duties and {qualifications}:

  • Your principal accountability will likely be to analyse, research and visualize massive numbers of metagenomics datasets. 
  • You can be accountable for downloading and analysing public metagenomes for presence and genomic context of antimicrobial resistance genes.
  • Additionally, you will enhance inside pipelines when newer strategies change into accessible. 
  • With assistant from different group members, you’ll analyse the output, draw conclusions and current the outputs. 
  • You’ll talk analysis outcomes by presenting information at undertaking conferences and worldwide conferences, and write studies and manuscripts for publication.
  • You’ll have interaction within the common work carried out by the analysis group, together with discussions and planning of methods and initiatives, drafting analysis grant proposals, and so on.
  • In case your curiosity lies right here and time permits, additionally, you will supervise college students and contribute to the group’s educating actions.
  • Each day work will likely be in shut collaboration with different researchers within the Genomic Epidemiology group and nationwide and worldwide companions.


  • Proficiency in bioinformatics.


  • Must be fluent in BASH (unix command line) and possess robust python coding in addition to visualization expertise.
  • Must be aware of HPC environments.
  • Familiarity with metagenomic workflows (learn mapping, genomic assemblies, genome evaluation, phylogeny).


  • Familiarity with SQL databases and find out how to question them.
  • Deep data of publicly accessible microbial/genomic databases (ncbi refseq/ENA/JGI/marker gene databases) and capable of question the latter.

As a proper qualification, you need to maintain a PhD diploma (or equal). 

The best candidate:

  • Holds a PhD diploma inside one of many following areas: microbiology, biochemistry, computational biology or comparable. 
  • Has documented expertise with massive scale metagenomics analyses.
  • Ideally, has expertise with antimicrobial resistance and bacterial pathogens and is aware of genetic epidemiology.
  • Is ready to work independently and capable of plan and perform complicated duties, whereas being able to have interaction constructively in a big, worldwide and cross-disciplinary analysis group. 
  • Has good English communication expertise, oral and written.
  • Is formidable and has a robust drive for acquiring high-quality outcomes.

We provide
DTU is a number one technical college globally acknowledged for the excellence of its analysis, schooling, innovation and scientific recommendation. We provide a rewarding and difficult job in a global surroundings. We try for educational excellence in an surroundings characterised by collegial respect and tutorial freedom tempered by accountability. 

Wage and phrases of employment 
The appointment will likely be primarily based on the collective settlement with the Danish Confederation of Skilled Associations. The allowance will likely be agreed upon with the related union.

The interval of employment is 2 years and beginning date is in line with mutual settlement. 

You possibly can learn extra about profession paths at DTU right here .

Additional info 
Additional info could also be obtained fromHead of Analysis Group, Professor Frank M. Aarestrup, [email protected].

You possibly can learn extra in regards to the Genomic Epidemiology Analysis Group at

In case you are making use of from overseas, you might discover helpful info on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Shifting to Denmark .

Utility process 
Your full on-line software should be submitted no later than 2 October 2023 (23:59 Danish time)

Purposes should be submitted as one PDF file containing all supplies to be given consideration. To use, please open the hyperlink “Apply on-line”, fill out the net software type, and fix all of your supplies in English in a single PDF file. The file should embrace:

  • Utility (cowl letter)
  • CV
  • Tutorial Diplomas (MSc/PhD – in English)
  • Checklist of publications 

Purposes acquired after the deadline is not going to be thought-about.

All candidates no matter age, gender, incapacity, race, faith or ethnic background are inspired to use.

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