Jobbet "Postdoctoral or PhD research positions within genetic epidemiology, Rigshospitalet" er udløbet

Region Hovedstaden

Region Hovedstaden

Blegdamsvej 9, 2100 København Ø

Dit næste skridt
The Copenhagen Hospital Biobank Unit, Department of Clinical Immunology, at Rigshospitalet has 2-3 postdoctoral or PhD positions available within genetic epidemiology research. The research group is led by Professor Henrik Ullum. 
 
Our research is focused on two large genetic cohort studies: 
-The Danish Blood Donor Study (DBDS) is an ongoing national epidemiological cohort study. DBDS includes 110,000 Danish blood donors with questionnaire data, blood samples and chip genotyping (GSA Illumina) data available (see www.dbds.dk). 
- Copenhagen Hospital Biobank (CHB) consists of 450,000 Danish patients, of which 120,000 of these have been genotyped (GSA Illumina). 
 
The positions are aimed at strengthening our research group within the field of genetic research. The research positions are linked to collaborative projects with researchers at The University of Copenhagen (the Faculty of Health and Medical Science) and international collaborators. Analysis of data (genetics, biomarkers, registers, and questionnaires) will be performed at the national supercomputer Computerome. 
The Copenhagen Hospital Biobank Unit runs major genetic collaborative projects including diabetes, reproductive health, cardiovascular- and neuropsychiatric diseases.
As a member of the Copenhagen Hospital Biobank Unit, you will be part of a team of 5 technicians, 1 laboratory manager, 1 professor, 4 post docs, 6 academics and a varying number of PhD and Master students.  
 
Field of responsibilities: 
As postdoc or PhD student you will run your own genetic research project(s) as part of two major research collaborations within the research fields of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and iron metabolism.  
 
Your qualifications: 
You have a master's degree or a PhD in life sciences, medicine, bioinformatics, biostatistics or equivalent. 
 
Essential competencies: 
• Practical expertise with analyses of large genetic data sets in a Linux environment (Python or R) 
• Strong scientific writing and presentation skills 
• An open and collaborative mindset 
• Ability to work independently 
• Excellent communication skills in Danish and English - both in written and oral form is required 
 
What we offer: 
You will be part of a committed and informal team, where skill and the creation of new scientific knowledge is highly valued. We offer a workplace with an international mindset focusing on research, teaching and innovation. A research stay of 6 months- 1 year at deCODE Genetics (Reykjavik, Iceland) is obligatory. 
 
Salary and contract terms 
The employment is for 2 or 3 years and takes place in accordance with the current agreement in the Capital Region of Denmark. 
 
Your application should contain the following documents: 
  • Motivation letter 
  • Curriculum Vitae, including education and work experience 
  • Diplomas 
  • List of publications 
The application must be written in English and received no later than May 15th, 2019. 
For further information please contact senior researcher Kristoffer Burgdorf: (Kristoffer.soelvsten.burgdorf@regionh.dk )