PhD Scholarship in Metagenomics at the DTU Health Tech

DTU seeks qualified candidates for a vacant PhD position in the Metagenomics group within the Section for Bioinformatics. The scholarship will start as soon as possible.


The goal of the PhD project will be to shed light on different aspects of the importance of viruses and/or plasmids in bacterial evolution and develop necessary tools in the process.

Project Description: Examples of projects could be:

  1. Develop a sequence assembler specialized in extracting viruses from metagenomes in collaboration with clinical human gut microbiome specialists
  2. Develop a Machine Learning Model to identify clinically relevant antibiotic resistance genes in metagenomes in collaboration with international experts
  3. Explore the role of horizontal gene transfer in general microbiome evolution. 

Required Qualifications

Candidates must have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or any similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree, ideally in computer, mathematics or biological science.

Ideally, the candidate should have some of the following qualifications:

  1. The language of communication at DTU is English.
  2. Excellent problem-solving skills
  3. Proficiency in a programming language (C++, Ruby, Python etc.)
  4. Experience in bioinformatics and knowledge of genomics
  5. Expertise in next-generation sequencing
  6. Expertise in machine learning
  7. Expertise in viruses, plasmids and/or mobile genetic elements

Duration, Salary and appointment terms

The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

Application Procedure

Applications must be submitted as a single PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  1. A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  4. Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system

Deadline: 27 May 2020

Quick Overview————-
Organization Technical University Of Denmark (DTU)

(DTU Health Tech)

Fellowship Level Doctoral
Country Denmark
Subject areas Computer, Mathematics or Biological science
Fellowship amount As Per Regulations
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 27 May 2020

Company Information
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  • Address Denmark
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