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Department of Clinical Medicine - Department of Molecular Medicine (MOMA) - Faculty: Health

Postdoc in bioinformatics and cancer genomics

Deadline 25 Sep 23:59 CEST

Expected start 1 Dec

  • Department of Clinical Medicine - Department of Molecular Medicine (MOMA) Brendstrupgårdsvej 21A 8200 Aarhus N

  • Fixed term full-time position 1 Dec 2023 - 30 Nov 2026 ID: 12992

The Department of Clinical Medicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as Postdoc in the field of bioinformatics and cancer genomics as per 1 December 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a 3 year full-time position.

Department of Clinical Medicine

As a postdoc at the Department of Clinical Medicine, you will be part of what is probably the largest health science research department in Denmark. Our clinical research covers all the medical specialities and takes place in close collaboration with the university hospital and the regional hospitals in the Central Denmark Region. We have approx. 30,000 square metres of modern research facilities for experimental surgery and medicine, animal facilities and also advanced scanners at our disposal. The department has overall responsibility for the master’s degree programs in medicine and in molecular medicine. At the department we are approx. 670 academic employees, 500 PhD students and 160 technical/administrative employees who are cooperating across disciplines. As a postdoc, you will be working at Aarhus University Hospital or another hospital in the Central Denmark Region. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.

About the research project

The work will be focused on translational bladder cancer research, especially on identification of biomarkers for treatment response and outcome using both tumour profiling and liquid biopsy analyses. In the project, we apply next generation sequencing and spatial profiling methods to delineate tumour- and metastasis biology in patients treated with chemo- and immunotherapy, identify novel biomarker models, and obtain deeper biological understanding of the disease biology. In addition, we will investigate the immune cell context in tumours and the systemic immune response state in the patients to determine factors associated with treatment response and immune escape.  

Your job responsibilities

As Postdoc in bioinformatics and cancer genomics your position is primarily research-based but may also involve teaching assignments. You will contribute to the development of the department through research of high international quality. In your daily work, you will work closely with colleagues on your project, where you will receive supervision and guidance.

Your main tasks will consist of:
  • Independent research of high international quality, including publication.
  • Performing bladder cancer research using various bioinformatic tools and supercomputer facilities.
  • Handling and analysing sequencing data including single cell- and spatial transcriptomics.
  • Analysis of liquid biopsy data.
  • Interaction with other team members to help facilitate bioinformatic procedures.
  • Interaction with various collaborators in the context of an EU consortium.
  • Contribute to applications for obtaining external funding.
You will report to the managing professor at Department of Molecular Medicine, Lars Dyrskjøt Andersen

Your competences

You have academic qualifications at PhD level, for example within the following areas: cancer research, genomics, transcriptomics, single cell analysis, liquid biopsy analysis, excellent collaborative skills.

As a person, you have good interpersonal skills, are inclusive and team-oriented and able to contribute to a good work environment. We expect you to be fluent in oral and written English.

In order to be assessed as qualified for a Postdoc position, you must meet these academic criteria.

Shortlisting will be used.

Questions about the position

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Professor Lars Dyrskjøt Andersen tel.: (+45) 7845 5320.

Your place of work will be the Department of Molecular Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby

Palle Juul-Jensens Boulevard 99, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.

Terms of employment


Your application must include the following:
  • Motivated application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma
  • Template for applicant - postdoc
  • 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)
  • 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.

The assessment committee may decide to include non-submitted material in its statement. In such cases, you will be informed and obliged to submit material, unless your application is withdrawn.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

International applicant?

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including assistance with relocation and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about the International Staff Office and the range of services here. Aarhus University also has a Junior Researcher Association and offers career development support. You can read more about these resources here.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

Questions about the position?

Lars Dyrskjøt Andersen

Lars Dyrskjøt Andersen Professor, Department of Clinical Medicine - Department of Molecular Medicine (MOMA) +4578455320 lars@clin.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

Health Administrative Centre - Health HR +4520706956 emply.he.hr@au.dk


Deadline: Monday 25 Sep 2023 at 23:59 CEST

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