9 May 2022

Bioinformatician staff position at reNEW (AC-TAP)

job opportunity

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine (reNEW) at Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen is looking for a Bioinformatician (AC-TAP) to join the Żylicz group starting June 2022 or upon agreement with the chosen candidate.

The Center:

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine, reNEW has its Hub at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) as well as nodes at UCPH, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and Leiden University Medical Center. Researchers within reNEW addresses fundamental questions in stem cell and developmental biology and will pivot research findings to clinical outcomes and products for patients with incurable disorders such as congenital kidney and heart disorders, type 1 diabetes and Parkinsons’ disease.

Job description:

As a Bioinformatician in the Żylicz team, you will be working in a collaborative effort to uncover the principles of stem cell biology. You will be a part of a well-funded, international team of scientist working at the interplay of fundamental and medical research. You will be responsible for processing, analyzing and interpreting Next-Generation Sequencing data from bulk and single-cell experiments (transcriptomics, epigenomics). In this way you will contribute to research projects in collaboration with other PhD students and/or post-doctoral fellows.

Primary tasks:

  • To develop and maintain computational workflows to process and analyze single-cell and bulk sequencing data.
  • To apply the computational tools on primary data from research projects within the Żylicz team.
  • To develop new approaches and methods when needed

The successful applicant is expected to learn new computational tools and become able to use them autonomously. Furthermore, he/she will attend weekly seminars and laboratory meetings. The working hours are 37 hours per week.

For additional information about the position above, please contact Associate Professor Jan Żylicz, Jan.Zylicz@sund.ku.dk


  • A Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in data science, applied math, applied statistics, bioinformatics, computer science, systems biology, biotechnology or the like.
  • Solid programming skills in the scripting languages Python or R.
  • Experience with computational tools for processing transcriptomic and/or epigenomic datasets.
  • Experience in using the Unix/Linux operating system is required.
  • Highly motivated and ambitious candidates are encouraged to apply. The position requires solid previous work experience from an established research laboratory or private company.
  • Previous experience in a similar position will be an advantage.
  • The applicant should be reliable and well organized. The work requires independence and demands flexibility and accuracy. Further, you must have good interpersonal skills and interest in working in an international team.
  • Knowledge of cell biology, stem cell biology, metabolomics or developmental biology is an advantage.
  • Good English communication skills, both oral and written, are prerequisite for the successful candidate.

We offer: 

  • A stimulating, challenging and multifaceted research environment
  • A supportive team to work and collaborate with
  • A combination of exciting projects and state-of-the-art technologies to expand your horizons
  • Possibilities for continued education and training
  • Attractive employment conditions
  • Centrally located workplace.       .

Terms of salary, work, and employment:

The employment is scheduled to start around July 15th 2022 or upon agreement with the chosen candidate. Contract is for 2 years.

The place of work is at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine (reNEW), University of Copenhagen, Blegdamsvej 3B, Copenhagen. The employment will be as Research Consultant (Forskningskonsulent/Specialkonsulent) or Academic officer (Fuldmægtig) depending on experience and qualifications. 

Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the provisions of the collective agreement between the Danish Government and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). In addition to the basic salary, a monthly contribution to a pension fund is added (17.1% of the salary).

The application must include:

  1. Motivation letter
  2. Curriculum vitae incl. education, experience, previous employments, computational and language skills and other relevant skills
  3. List of two references (full address, incl. email and phone number)
  4. Copy of diplomas/degree certificate(s)


For further information contact Associate Professor Jan Żylicz, jan.zylicz@sund.ku.dk.

How to apply

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY below.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Only applications received in time and consisting of the above listed documents will be considered.

Applications and/or any material received after deadline will not be taken into consideration.

The application will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 284 of 25 April 2008 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

Application deadline: 6 June 2022

Founded in 1479, the University of Copenhagen is the oldest university in Denmark. It is among the largest universities in Scandinavia and is one of the highest ranking in Europe. The University´s eight faculties include Health Sciences, Humanities, Law, Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Science, Social Sciences and Theology. www.ku.dk


Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Jan Jakub Zylicz


Application deadline: 06-06-2022
Employment start: 01-07-2022
Department/Location: reNEW NNF Center for Stem Cell Medicine