Job: Postdoctoral position in RNA bioinformatics and systems biology

In collaboration with Jan Gorodkin at the Faculty for Life Sciences at University of Copenhagen, I will be starting up a project related to non-coding RNAs and their interactions with mRNAs. We have secured funding for the project and thus now searching for the right person to fill a postdoc position. For further details, please read the job advert below the fold.

Post doc in RNA Bioinformatics and systems biology
Department of Basic Animal and Veterinary Sciences wishes to appoint a post doc within RNA bioinformatics and systems biology from February 1st, 2010 or soon thereafter. The appointment is for three years.

Job description
Within the last few years non-coding RNAs have shown to be essential molecular players and in the mammalian genome there is room for a huge number of ncRNAs. Furthermore, in silico predicts hundreds of thousands structured RNAs in the genome. In the project ncRNAs will be correlated with protein coding genes with respect to putative physical interactions and possible co-expression patterns. RNA-RNA interactions will be applied to protein-coding genes and in the context of resources of gene interactions (STITCH) further interactions of small molecules will be made. In addition literature mining will be applied as an additional approach seeking information of interaction. The project will be carried out in collaboration with Lars Juhl Jensen at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, University of Copenhagen.

Qualification requirements
The following requirements should be fulfilled:

  • A PhD degree or similar in Bioinformatics, computational biology or a related area.
  • Algorithms for structural alignment or RNA sequences.
  • General knowledge about RNA folding and RNA gene search algorithms.
  • Perl, Python or similar.
  • One of: C, C++ or Java.
  • Fluency in English. Life generally encourages employees who do not speak Danish to acquire a working knowledge of the language.

Experience with (development of) computational methods for RNA bioinformatics and/or literature mining is an advantage.

The post doc is also required to be enterprising and to possess good interpersonal skills.

For details on how to apply, please refer to the official job announcement.

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