29 April 2019.





The University of Copenhagen- Postdoctoral fellowships in paleogenomics, Department of Biology

The Lundbeck Foundation GeoGenetics Centre (LFGGC) offers a busy and stimulating working environment, with a high degree of flexibility and a strong tradition for collaboration. They are employing two qualified, highly-motivated, and committed full-time postdocs for 3 years from 1 July 2019.

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Over the next few years, they are posed to generate the largest ancient genome panel so far produced. We will sequence thousands of genomes from across Western Eurasia, spanning a period of 10,000 years. We will use them to investigate demographic changes over time, patterns of selection in genes, pathways, & biological functions, and to trace the paleo-epidemiology of ancient pathogens that affected populations in the past.
Job description 
The responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Preparation of ancient sample material for ancient DNA analysis.
  • Participation in the extraction of ancient DNA and library preparation using manual and automated procedures.
  • Participation in the daily operation of the ancient DNA clean laboratory facility.
  • Ad hoc participation in the scientific activities and meetings of the group.
  • Working on a more independent research project(s).

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Evolutionary Biology

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

3 years.

From 1 July 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter..

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  1. The University wishes its staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
  2. Ph.D. within Biology / Molecular Biology / Evolutionary Biology is required.
  3. Documented hands-on experience with ancient DNA molecular biology and high-throughput sequencing.
  4. An independent, rational, and pragmatic mindset promoting collaboration and solutions.
  5. Excellent communication skills in spoken and written English.

Opportunity Cost


  • The starting salary is currently DKK 430,570  including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 73,627).
  • Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

How to Apply

First Step: Your online application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now’

Second Step: Your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Diplomas (Master and Ph.D. degree or equivalent)
  3. Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  4. Complete publication list
  5. Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

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