(ed. note -- this is a great research group and a good opportunity for a student looking to build on expertise in statistical genomics).
The Bioinformatics Research Center (BiRC), Aarhus University, has two openings for bioinformaticians or geneticists to work on an EU-funded project, NextGene, which is conducted in collaboration with partners at deCODE Genetics, Iceland. Next-generation disease mapping calls for methods that can handle complete genetic information and relate it to complex biological information on the disease phenotypes. In NextGene, research will be done on new methods that can find more variants contributing to disease by explicitly modelling their interaction and combine the statistical signal contributed by several rare variants.
We are looking for two post docs - the first working on project 1, the second on project 2:
1. Next Generation Sequencing for disease mapping. This will involve efficient data management and analysis algorithms for handing full genome sequencing data and for testing association between rare variants and phenotypes.
2. Integration of systems biology with disease mapping. This will involve combining pathway information with genetic information to either boost the power of discovering gene-gene interaction important for disease risk, or for building models of disease etiology.
The specific projects for the candidate will be of his/her own choice as long as they are within methods development in association mapping within the scope of the NextGene project. There will also be the opportunity to test new methods on large scale sequencing and genotyping efforts.
The candidates will join a group of researchers in Association mapping and Bioinformatics headed by Søren Besenbacher, Thomas Mailund and Mikkel Schierup, together with several post docs and PhD students within the field. The candidates will also be in close contact with researchers at deCODE associated with the project with the possibility for shorter or longer visits to deCODE.
Candidates should have obtained a university degree in bioinformatics, statistics or other related fields. The initial contract will be for one year, starting 1 August with the possibility of extension for one more year, depending on the success of the first year. The successful applicants will work at the Bioinformatics Research Center, Aarhus University, in Aarhus, Denmark.
Please note that due to EU provisions an applicant must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity in Denmark for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to his/her selection under the project. Short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.
For more information please contact Associate Professor Thomas Mailund, Tel. + 45 87155562,firstname.lastname@example.org.
Formalities and salary range
The Faculty of Science refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.
Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities.
The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). The recommended level of detail.
Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Unions.
All applications must be made online and received by 1 May 2012.
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