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Postdoctoral scientist in the area of Secondary Metabolite Bioinformatics at the New Bioactive Compounds section

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Danmarks Tekniske Universitet

Hørsholm, 1 stilling

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist to join our newly established and highly international research center - The Novo Nordisk Foundation for Biosustainability, Technical University of Denmark, and become part of the New Bioactive Compounds section headed by Prof. Sang Yup Lee.

Responsibilities and tasks
The successful candidate will be working on projects concerning the development of bioinformatics software and databases for the identification, analysis and optimization of secondary metabolite biosynthesis in microorganisms.

•PhD in bioinformatics or computer sciences
•Candidates with extensive knowledge of secondary metabolite biosynthesis, actinomycete biology and metabolic engineering will be preferred
•Documented experience with large international collaborative software projects
•Experience in designing and implementing large distributed software systems
•Excellent programming skills, preferably in Python
•Knowledge of software testing frameworks
•Knowledge of Web-technologies

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, public-sector consultancy and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years, starting 1. January 2016. The place of work is The Novo Nordisk Foundation for Biosustainability in Hørsholm.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Co-Principal Investigator Tilmann Weber,

Application procedure:
Please submit your online application no later than 5 November 2015. Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:
•1-page letter explaining the applicant´s background and reasons for applying
•1-page CV
•Diploma including grades (an official translation into English)
•List of peer-reviewed publications (may include papers under review) Letters of recommendation may be included at the end of the application or sent directly by the referee

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and public service. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,300 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.