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Postdoc in Bioinformatics / Data science
Aarhus, Denmark
between DKK 465,475.74 and DKK 517.872,14 per year

We seek a motivated and independent candidate for a 2-year (with possibility for extension) postdoc position in bioinformatics / data science available at the Department of Molecular Medicine (MOMA), Aarhus University.

The position is full time and available from 1 June 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a fixed-term full-time position for two years.

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. 425 academic employees and the same number of PhD students cooperating across disciplines. As a postdoc, you will be working on Aarhus University Hospital or another hospital in the Central Denmark Region. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.

The research group

The bioinformatic groups at the Department of Molecular Medicine consists of 4 PIs and around 15 temporary researchers (graduate students and postdocs). The groups have strong ties and dual affiliations with the Bioinformatics Research Centre (BiRC) ( at Aarhus University, where parts of the project may be carried out. The research activities spans from statistical modeling and methods development to experimental hypothesis evaluation and clinical translation. There are also close collaborations with the wet-lab and clinical groups at the department (

You will work on an exciting project concerning mutational processes in germline or cancer. This can include analysis of datasets of human germline mutations or human cancer mutations. Depending on your interests, focus can be on methods development, large-scale data analysis, or both.

Your competences

We are looking for a highly motivated applicant that have or are about to obtain a PhD in a relevant subject, which could be bioinformatics, population genetics, computer science, statistical genetics or a similar subject. Fluency in spoken and written English and good programming skills are required. Furthermore experience with genomic data analysis is an advantage.

Shortlisting will be used.

Questions about the position

If you have any questions about the position or application process, please contact Associate Professor Søren Besenbacher, +45 40767286.
Your place of work will be the Department of Molecular Medicine, Brendstrupgårdsvej 21A
DK-8200 Aarhus N.

Terms of employment


Your application must include the following:

    • Motivated application
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Diploma
    •  Template for applicant – postdoc must be completed and uploaded under ‘Extra documents’
    • A list of publications
    • A maximum of five of the publications of greatest relevance to the job may be submitted (optional)
    • Strategic 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 relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here. Aarhus University also has a Junior Researcher Development Programme. You can read more about it 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.

Deadline: 11 April 2022

Aarhus University
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at

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