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Postdoc position in Bioinformatic and transcriptomic analysis and detection of non-coding RNA in bacteria

A two-year Postdoc position is available in the bioinformatics group (, Center for non-coding RNA in Technology and Health (RTH), ( at Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at University of Copenhagen.

Job description 

Transcriptomic data sets from relevant strains of the model cell-factory Bacillus subtilis will be used as outset for identification of ncRNAs, their expression, RNA structure and potential RNA-RNA interactions. An integrated workflow will be established including both known tools and tools developed on demand when relevant. The work involves interfacing and updating a genome browser framework with transcriptomics data, visualization results and gene associations. The work will be combined with further experimental analysis of candidates from the project collaborators. 

Required qualifications and selection criteria 

The applicant should hold the professional as well as personal skills and qualifications as stated below:   

  • A completed PhD degree in bioinformatics, systems biology, computer science or in a similar area   
  • General background knowledge of biological areas of genome structure and transcriptomes   
  • Solid experience with transcriptome analysis   
  • Experience with gene network and pathway analysis   
  • Algorithmic insight broad and for RNA 2D structure and RNA-RNA interactions   
  • Strong experience with script languages such as Perl or Python (or similar)   
  • Strong experience with the Linux/Unix environment, command lines and shell scripting   
  • Familiarity or experience in at least one of the following programming languages: C, C++ or Java   
  • Good interpersonal skills   
  • Excellent in English both in writing and speech  

Candidates fulfilling one or more of the following qualifications will be prioritised:   

  • Experience with transcriptomic data in bacteria   
  • Strong experience in at least one of the following programming languages: C, C++ or Java  

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