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    Opportunity: Bioinformatician -- computational biology solutions @ DTU Biosustain -- Lyngby, Greater Copenhagen, Denmark
    Submitted by Signatur AS; posted on Friday, July 03, 2020


    Join our quest towards a healthier and sustainable future.

    If you have a good understanding of both computational and biological concepts and you are looking for a job where your personal efforts can make a difference for a better world, you have it right here. At DTU Biosustain in Lyngby, Greater Copenhagen you will link highly skilled scientists, subject matter experts and software engineering teams. By doing so you will play a pivotal role in our quest for development of new, innovative microbial strains used in environmental friendly chemical production of tomorrow.


    Help turning scientific knowledge into scientific software solutions:
    As Bioinformatician your overall focus is to make scientific software a cornerstone in the process of new discoveries and product development. You will engage with our researchers to help them translate their processes into templates and configurations for our scientific software. You will identify, assess and prioritize requirements and work closely with our in-house software engineering teams to translate requirements and plan the development of custom scientific software. And you will train and support researchers to drive the adoption of software solutions.
    • Act as a point of contact between researchers and the informatics unit and help develop computational biology solutions – off-the-shelf implementations or custom software development.
    • Promote the adoption of computational biology solutions.
    • Maintain and configure our LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System), be the contact point for requests from the researchers and be the interface with the support team of the vendor of our LIMS.
    • Support the researchers resolving issues/questions about the software tools our team has deployed at the Center.
    • Develop user documentation and training material and conduct user training.
    • Prototype and collaborate on solutions for data analysis and processing of biological data.
    Depending on your background and interests you may also prototype and collaborate on solutions for data analysis and processing of biological data with our software engineering teams. You can look forward to being part of a leading research and education institution in Europe where on-going development of skills and knowledge is a part of the DNA. You will have great flexibility, as trust and respect are some of the values we build our results on.


    Open-minded enabler with understanding of both computational and biological concepts:
    As you in this position first and foremost are an enabler, you must thrive in a very outgoing role where you interact with multiple technical and scientific colleagues from many different countries and with a multitude of responsibilities and focus areas. This calls for your open-minded approach, willingness to learn, your pragmatic attitude and sometime your patience as well. You must be able to plan and carry out tasks independently and as part of this deliver as promised – or raise the flag in due time if you foresee obstacles. Additionally, your CV comprises:
    • A university in Bioinformatics or similar or equivalent work experience in computational biology or life science and computer science
    • Solid understanding of both computational and biological concepts
    • Familiarity with databases (SQL) and scripting / programming (preferably Python) is nice to have.
    • Experience with LIMS management and configuration preferred.


    The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

    Please note the position is time limited with a 3 years duration.


    About DTU Biosustain:
    The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain) is an interdisciplinary research centre that develops new knowledge and technology to support the production of bio-chemicals using microbial production with 300 employees. The Center is organised with a number of Scientific Sections and Research Groups. In the Sections, researchers do basic research to determine the spectrum of chemistry that can be produced biologically. Groups have an applied / translational approach focusing on shortening the strain design and development process. Learn more at

    Technology for people:
    DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.


    Apply at

    Applications must be submitted in English as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration including CV, cover letter, diploma and if relevant list of publications.

    If you have any questions, you are very welcome to contact Vincenzo Capuano, Director Software and Data Architecture at vincap[at]


    Please submit your online application no later than 1 August 2020.


    All qualified candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

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