Scientific Positions

Two positions as Postdoc or Assistant Professor in statistical genetics - 1003463

The two positions are in Professor Anders Børglum’s group and the successful candidates will be part of the on-going studies of psychiatric genetics in iPSYCH (the Lundbeck Initiative for Integrative Psychiatric Research;, aiming at identifying the genetic aetiologies and biological underpinnings of mental disorders and their comorbidities. The iPSYCH studies are primarily based on genetic investigations of a large national cohort, comprising more than 130,000 individuals of whom 90,000 suffer from one or more psychiatric disorder such as autism, ADHD, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression. All individuals are genotyped and tens of thousands have been whole exome sequenced.

The work is carried out in an open, international, and interdisciplinary research group (the Børglum lab) as well as in collaboration with national and international partners. A key part of the work is bioinformatics and statistical genetic analysis of comprehensive data sets in high-performance computing environment.

The candidates are required to have a strong background in handling and analysing large genetic datasets generated by SNP-array genotyping and/or next-generation sequencing. The candidates are expected to have experience with the identification of genetic risk factors for psychiatric disorders or other complex disorders through genome-wide association studies and/or next-generation sequencing. Additionally, in depth knowledge of a range of secondary analyses of the primary association results is preferable.

The positions include teaching obligations at the Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University, and the applicants should therefore describe relevant teaching qualifications.
Start date is expected to be December 1 2018 or soon thereafter, and the positions will run for two-three years followed by potential extensions.

For more information, please contact Project Coordinators Annette Bang Rasmussen (, Anne Hedemand (, or Professor, Center Director Anders Børglum (
Required qualifications

Appointment as an assistant professor requires academic qualifications at PhD level.

Formalities and references

  • Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.
  • The appointment is in accordance with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikerne).
  • Remuneration is in accordance with the above, and the Salary agreement catalogue for staff at Health.
  • Further information on qualification requirements and job description can be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities (in Danish).
  • Application

    Applications must be accompanied by a CV, diploma, a list of publications, a research plan as well as a teaching portfolio. A maximum of ten of the publications of greatest relevance to the job must be submitted.

    Further information on the application and supplementary materials may be found in the facultys Guidelines for applicants and Aarhus Universitys Guidelines on the use of teaching portfolios.

    The assessment committee may decide to include non-submitted material in its assessment. In such cases, the applicant will be informed and obliged to submit material, unless the application is withdrawn.

    Applications submitted through channels other than the online application form below or applications which are not received by the application deadline will not be considered.

    All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.


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