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Academic staff for database maintenance with a special focus on GPCR 3D structure modelling and sequence alignments

KU - SUND - Kbh Ø


The Computational Drug Design Group (Gloriam group), Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen, wishes to employ an academic staff from March 7th 2019 until August 31st 2023. The position is a part-time position of 20 hours / week.

The Gloriam group ( conducts computational drug design, tightly integrated with leading chemists and pharmacologists, and structure-function studies of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) – one of the largest drug target families. The group also heads the GPCR community’s main database and web server, GPCRdb ( serving ~2500 monthly users. The group currently has 15 members, funded mainly by an ERC Starting Grant and Lundbeck Foundation Fellowship, and has in the last two years published in e.g. Nature, Cell, Nature Reviews in Drug Discovery, Nature Chemistry and Nucleic Acids Research.

The work concerns maintenance and extensions of GPCRdb. This position will include the main responsibility to build automated pipelines for GPCR-G protein structure complex models and structure-based sequence alignments.

Mandatory qualifications

  • A MSc in bioinformatics or equavilant
  • Knowledge of the GPCRdb database framework
  • Expert knowledge in code versioning with Github
  • Expert knowledge in programming using Python, Javascript, HTML/CSS and Django
  • Fluency in English and demonstrated ability to write scientific texts
  • Experience of programming automated pipelines for GPCR 3D structure models
  • Generation of sequence alignments based on structural templates

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants
  • The key criteria will be the strength of the applicants CV.
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the project
  • Relevant work experience
  • Publications
  • Other professional activities
  • Language skills
  • Good interpersonal skills

Terms of employment
The post will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The position is a part-time position of 20 hours weekly. The position is also fixed-term from March 7th 2019 until August 31st 2023.

For further information contact David E. Gloriam via or (+45) 93 56 54 49, but note that applications can only be submitted via the online application system.

How to apply
The application must be submitted in English, by clicking on “Apply now” below.
The application, in English, must be submitted in the online application form. The application must include the following appendices:
Appendix 1: curriculum vitae with documentation of education.
Appendix 2: a complete list of publications and list of submitted appendices.
Appendix 3: documentation of additional research qualifications.

Deadline: 25 January 2019
Employer: Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen

Only applications received in time and consisting of the above listed documents will be considered. Applications and/or any material received after deadline will not be taken into consideration.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

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