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Postdoc in data science

At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Medicine, a position as Postdoc in data science is open for appointment from 1 November 2020, or soon hereafter. The position is available for a period of 3 years, with the possibility of extension for one year.

Job description

About the organization

The Department of Clinical Medicine was established 1 January 2013. The department is located in connection with Aalborg University Hospital where research, education, and clinical work is united.

The Department of Clinical Medicine does clinical research within all the clinical disciplines and delivers research-based teaching to all areas of the medical master’s degree program. Furthermore, the Department of Clinical Medicine has around 40 research units each with their own speciality. Many of the research units are organized in interdisciplinary collaborations within larger research areas such as coronary diseases, cancer, and neurological conditions.

The Clinical Data Science research unit, Department of Clinical Medicine, Aalborg University and Department of Haematology, Aalborg University Hospital, works primarily with methodological developments and applications of bioinformatics, biostatistics, machine learning, and data management within clinical research. The research unit is highly interdisciplinary, employing both biostatisticians, bioinformaticians, software developers, and data managers who work in collaboration with molecular biologists and health care personnel throughout the Danish health care sector. Based on real world health data and molecular biomarkers, the focus is currently on establishing scalable, national decision support tools for personalized medicine in cancer treatment and health economics benefit. The research unit also participates in the Danish National Research Foundation’s Center for Molecular Prediction of Inflammatory Bowels Disease (PREDICT), the Danish Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Research Centre for Precision Medicine in Blood Cancer, and two SARS-CoV-2 focused research projects, covering ways to control re-opening of societies and surveillance of virus spread by sequencing.

About the position

The research will primarily be anchored within PREDICT, focussing on three objectives:

  • Establishment of an integrative data lake in a super computing environment where the obtained data of PREDICT can successively be integrated.
  • Participation in the development of predictive algorithms for personalized medicine in inflammatory bowel disease, based on the integrated data.
  • Development of a scalable, national, web-based platform for personalized medicine in inflammatory bowel disease.

Limited teaching and supervision duties within data science at Faculty of Medicine, Aalborg University can be expected.

For further information regarding the position, please contact professor in bioinformatics and statistics, Martin Bøgsted, Tel.: +45 5092 5639, Email: mboegsted@dcm.aau.dk.

Qualification requirements 

Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.

You also have the following qualifications:

  • PhD in data science, computer science, or a closely related field.
  • Experience with SQL databases and modern data base technologies such as Hadoop and graph data bases.
  • Experience with data management of heterogeneous datasets.
  • Experience in programming in e.g. C++, Python, or R.
  • Knowledge of back- and front-end web development.
  • Experience with biostatistics and bioinformatics is a plus.
  • Motivated by interdisciplinary research.
  • Curious and willing to learn new things.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English with good scientific vocabulary.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position. References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below. An assessment committee will assess all candidates.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Jeannette Bøgh, by mail at jebo@adm.aau.dk or by phone at (+45) 9940 7968.

Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here 

Agreement

Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.   

Vacancy number

2020-224-02894

Deadline

16/08/2020

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