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Ph.d. study on Staphylococcus aureus and the skin microbiome in Atopic Dermatitis

Ansøgningsfrist: 12. juli 2017

We are seeking a highly skilled molecular biologist (M.Sc. or MD) with microbial genomics experience, including applied bioinformatics skills and other computational methodologies to join our group.  
 
About us  
Statens Serum Institut is the national reference and surveillance institution for bacterial and viral infections as well as a central reference institution for both fungal and parasitic infections. We are focusing our research activities in microbial genomics and microbiomics in our group of Microbial Pathogenicity and Host Susceptibility.  
 
Your work  
You will be a part of a dedicated group with strong ambitions to develop and implement analytical approaches for surveillance purposes as well as integrating analyses of complex patient samples into clinical relevant information.  
The positions will involve a multitude of projects including:  
• Characterization of the skin microbiome in Atopic Dermatitis patients and healthy controls and investigate the role of Staphylococcus aureus and other staphylococci.  
• Implement bioinformatics tools in the analysis of the microbiome composition and microbial genome-wide association studies, related to disease.  
 
Required skills  
You are an M.Sc. or MD with a strong background in (1) S. aureus genetics; (2) Microbiome analysis; (3) Statistical analysis.  
 
You are an enthusiastic, innovative and open-minded person with a strong interest in combining bioinformatics and microbiology data to extend our knowledge about bacteria and bacterial community structures in health and disease.  
 
You have excellent cooperation and communication skills and are able to apply theory to practice.  
 
Inspiring colleagues and flexible working conditions  
We offer an interesting job with highly qualified colleagues in a dedicated team that combine various scientific disciplines in close collaboration with medical experts in an inspiring workplace. You will be a part of an institute offering flexible working conditions and the opportunity to work with pressing issues as part of a modern public health system.  
 
Terms of employment  
The position is a Ph.D. project and limited to three years from the 1st of August, 2017 to the 31st of July, 2020 and is covered by the terms of the collective agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and Organisation of Academics.  
 
Are you interested?  
For further information about the position, please contact Head of Unit; Paal Skytt Andersen for more information at .


Statens Serum Institut arbejder på at styrke sundheden og forhindre sygdom. Det sker via overvågning og diagnosticering af sygdomme, forskning på internationalt niveau, produktion og forsyningssikring af vacciner, indsamling af sundhedsdata og udvikling af sundheds-it.

Statens Serum Institut er en mangfoldig arbejdsplads med ca. 1500 medarbejdere. Vi opfordrer derfor alle kvalificerede uanset alder, køn, race, religion eller etnisk tilhørsforhold til at søge.

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