Postdoc in Applied Machine Learning, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

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Postdoc in Applied Machine Learning: The Globe Institute at the University of Copenhagen is seeking a highly motivated and dynamic Postdoctoral Researcher to join the BarleyMicroBreed project, funded by the European Commission. The project aims to identify genes in barley for promoting drought tolerance through effective microbial usage. The selected candidate will be responsible for applying statistical learning approaches on barley genome data, microbial communities, and plant phenotypic data to identify correlations and potential gene-microbiome interactions.

DesignationResearch AreaLocation
Postdoctoral ResearcherApplied Machine LearningCentre of Hologenomics, Globe Institute, University of Copenhagen


  • PhD or equivalent in statistics, data science, statistical genetics, computational biology, bioinformatics, computer science, or mathematics.
  • Proficiency in programming languages commonly used in data science (e.g., Python, R, C/C++, Java, or Julia) and experience in UNIX and high-performance computing.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work in teams.
  • Excellent proficiency in English, both written and spoken.

Job Description:

  • Integrate barley genome data, metagenomic data from roots, and plant phenotypic data collected from multiple field sites.
  • Lead statistical learning approaches to identify gene-microbiome interactions.
  • Collaborate with bioinformaticians, statisticians, and plant biologists across different research groups.
  • Test predicted gene-microbiome interactions through CRISPR/Cas genome manipulation and controlled environment experiments.

How to Apply: Submit your application online in English by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. Include the following documents/attachments in PDF format:

  1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page).
  2. CV including education, work/research experience, language skills, and other relevant skills.
  3. Certified/signed copies of PhD and Master of Science certificates. If PhD is incomplete, provide a written statement from the supervisor.
  4. List of publications.

Last Date for Apply: 21 April 2024, 23:59 CET

Work Location: Centre of Hologenomics, Globe Institute, University of Copenhagen, Großhaderner Straße 9, 82152 Martinsried, Bavaria, Germany


Additional Information:

  • The position is full-time, fixed-term for 2 years, starting from 1 August 2024.
  • The monthly salary is approximately 36,400 DKK/4,800 EUR (October 2023 level), with additional benefits.
  • Foreign applicants may be eligible for tax reductions.
  • The University of Copenhagen encourages applications from candidates contributing to diversity and the competencies of the institute.
  • For further information, please contact Associate Professor Christopher Barnes (

About Globe Institute: The Globe Institute is part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen, operating at the intersection of natural and medical sciences and the humanities. More information can be found on the institute’s website.

University of Copenhagen: The University offers a family-friendly and flexible working environment, including parental leave schemes, paid holidays, and benefits for international researchers.



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