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149372 Associate Professor of Bioinformatics (Fixed-Term, 5 Years)



Center for Chromosome Stability
Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen

The University of Copenhagen seeks to appoint an associate professor of bioinformatics to the DNRF Center for Chromosome Stability at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine to commence as soon as possible.

The appointment is fixed term to five years.

The Center for Chromosome Stability has received long term funding from the Danish National Research Foundation. The mission of the CCS is to better understand the molecular mechanisms by which chromosomal instability impacts on age-related pathologies in humans.

Find more information about the center at:

Information on the Department can be found at

Job description

  • The associate professor’s responsibilities will primarily consist of:
  • Research, including publication/academic dissemination
  • Research-based teaching, including postgraduate teaching and PhD course organisation
  • Research leadership, including guidance and supervision of researchers
  • Obligation to share knowledge with the rest of society, including participation in public debate
  • Academic assessments
Required qualifications
The successful applicant should be able to document:
  • Research qualifications achievable in a position as assistant professor or equivalent within the subject area
  • A deep understanding of biology and experience with diverse fields
  • Bioinformatics expertise, including development of software for high throughput genomics/epigenomics analyses
  • Experience with genome-wide analyses of histone marks and transcription factors - ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, WGBS, DIP-seq, RNA-seq., and modRNA-seq analyses
  • Extensive expertise in bioinformatics of genome and epigenome analysis of oocyte and preimplantation biology, including analysis of low-input and single cell genomics in germline and preimplantation development
  • Must show a proven track record of extensive program design and development, with a focus on data visualization and exploration in genomics and epigenetics
  • Wet-lab insight and experience and integration of experimental and computational biology
  • Previous experience with image analysis is an advantage
  • Research-based teaching, including PhD course organisation in bioinformatics.
  • Publications in high impact journals, such as Nature journals.
The associate professor is also required to possess good interpersonal and communicative skills.

The working language of the CCS is English and, consequently, the successful applicant must possess excellent skills in written and spoken English.

Place of employment
The place of employment is at the Center for Chromosome Stability at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment.

Terms of employment
Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organisations.

The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2013.

For further information, please contact Professor Eva Hoffmann,

Foreign applicants may find this link useful: (International Staff Mobility).

The application must be submitted in English and must include the following documents:
  • Application, including motivations for applying for this position (Maximum 2 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of publications
  • Diplomas (Master’s, PhD, and other relevant certificates)
  • A complete list of publications
  • Research plan (3-5 pages)
  • Uploads of maximum 5 publications to be considered in the assessment
  • Teaching plan
  • Teaching portfolio (Guidelines:
Application procedure
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. The Dean then appoints an expert assessment committee in order to make an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at

Please note that the applicant will be contacted if the assessment committee requires further documentation.

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

The University of Copenhagen encourages all interested applicants to apply for this position.

Please submit the application with the required attachments. Only online applications will be accepted. The closing date for applications is 23.59 p.m. CET, Thursday, 9 May 2019.