Two-year Postdoc Position in Clinical Omics Data Integration

This is an opportunity to join the Systems Medicine Research Group at Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen (SDCC).

About the Systems Medicine Research Group
The Systems Medicine research group is headed by a research manager and currently involves ten scientists. We lead and are partners in consortia focusing on the development of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and diabetic complications in brain, liver, and gut metabolism. We specialize in the human metabolome, lipidome and proteome to design tests for clinical decision-making (personalized medicine) and to discover novel mechanisms to target in disease. 

About the Project
Position is divided into two steps, where in the first year you will support ongoing projects within metabolomics data processing and multiomics integration. Last two years will be dedicated to diabetes complication, namely neuropathy, where we aim to set up a standardized data analysis for clinical application and personalized medicine through development of a new software. Joining our group, you will become a central part of research project, where we will focus on biomarkers development for prediction of distal symmetrical polyneuropathy in type 1 diabetes. Through this translational project you will be able to influence real-life diagnostics applied to patients at Steno Diabetes Center.

The Position
You are expected to lead and contribute to dissemination of results. You will work with a quality mindset for creating reproducible research for the benefit of the patient. You will be able to supervise and manage projects. You will take responsibility in maintaining and developing pipelines for high-throughput data analysis.
We are looking for a candidate with:

  • Expertise in omics data integration and programming in R and/or Python 
  • Proven record of lead-author publications in the field of genomics, metabolomics, or proteomics
  • Experience in developing and publishing computational tools to analyze data in clinical science
  • PhD in biochemistry, chemistry, bioinformatics, computational biology, data science or another relevant field
  • Knowledge of Neo4j platform is highly appreciated  

What we offer
We offer a career path that promotes taking a key role in clinical research projects. We have close interaction with clinicians for patient-related research and an international network with industry and academia for collaborative opportunities. 
There will be opportunity to supervise, apply for funding, to develop managing skills and to define and lead multiomics projects. 

Recruitment and employment
As part of the recruitment procedure the candidate’s qualifications will be assessed by an academic assessment committee. The employment is in accordance with the Capital Regions collective agreements.

Contact and Information
Applications for the position are accepted online before 31st of March 2023. Interviews are expected to be held in week 16 with starting date of employment of the 1st of June 2023 or soon after. For further information about the position, please feel free to contact senior researcher Karolina Sulek or head of the group Cristina Legido Quigley on +45 3091 3393. We welcome applications from all candidates with the relevant professional background and qualifications. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive highly qualified applicant for the position. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

About Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen 
Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen (SDCC) is specialized in patient care, research, prevention of diabetes, and in education of health care professionals within diabetes. SDCC is the largest diabetes clinic in Scandinavia, treating annually more than 11,000 children and adults with diabetes.


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Cristina Legido Quigley

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Post expires on Friday March 31st, 2023