Nationalt Genom Center

(Udløbet) Danish National Genome Center is looking for a clinical bioinformatician for knowledge base and interpretation tool development

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Are you interested in helping to develop an infrastructure for the Danish healthcare system? Is everyday life in an exciting and challenging position in an international atmosphere with a focus on the patient, research, innovation, and clinical advice something for you? Do you have experience with whole-genome sequencing and genetic analysis in a clinical setting? Then you may be the clinical bioinformatician we are looking for.

About the Danish National Genome Center
The Danish National Genome Center is a government agency under the Ministry of Health. The Center is responsible for operating and developing a secure national infrastructure within the national healthcare system, supporting doctors and researchers in developing targeted therapies by leveraging knowledge about patient's genes and leveraging new technology.

Over the next few years the Danish National Genome Center (NGC), will contribute to an increased use of whole-genome sequencing and genetic diagnostics across the Danish healthcare system and expects to sequence around 60,000 whole-genomes. This requires comprehensive data analysis, interpretation, and knowledge sharing across the country. The clinical interpretation of the data will be performed at clinical departments in the regional healthcare system with extensive knowledge, including the Knowledge Base in NGC, as well as external knowledge and external databases. NGC is responsible for providing software and tools used for interpretation to the regional healthcare system.

You can find more information about the Danish National Genome Center on our website

About the position
The position is in the section that will lead the development of the genome database and interpretation support, which NGC has established to provide interpretation support to the Danish healthcare system. It includes, among other things, relevant software and tools for interpreting and classifying genomic variants. The development of the genome database covers for example optimization and implementation of reporting comprehensive genetic analysis to NGC.

The position includes:

  • Contact to the clinical environments in the regions to map needs and plan the design of the infrastructure that NGC will provide to the Danish healthcare system.
  • As a clinical bioinformatician you will be a link between the clinical departments and NGC, and be part of a highly specialized team in NGC's supercomputer department.
The primary tasks include:

  • Collaboration with team members and external stakeholders
  • Plan and define the development of knowledge bases as support for the interpretation of genetic analysis, including a database for classified genetic variants
  • Involved in planning and defining the development and implementation of software for the interpretation of genetic variants, including the need for other tools for variant interpretation and variant classification.
The position is an opportunity for an ambitious, clinical bioinformatician with an interest in precision diagnostics and precision medicine. You will be part of a growing team of competent colleagues with the opportunity to make a significant contribution to future activities in precision medicine.

Required qualifications
We are looking for a motivated candidate with a relevant academic education such as an MSc in molecular biology, bioinformatics, genetics, statistical genetics or the like. In addition, we emphasize that the candidate has:

  • Experience with human genetic analysis.
  • Overview and knowledge of clinical knowledge bases.
  • Experience with data processing from whole-genome sequencing analysis.
  • Experience working with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong communication skills and fluency in both Danish and English.
Also, we emphasize that you as a person are cooperative and can create lasting collaborative relationships across cultural, professional and geographical boundaries. Our everyday life is versatile and fast-paced in a new agency under construction, where two days rarely resemble each other.

Also, we expect you to thrive in a dynamic function where you work in a structured, analytical and independent manner. To hold the position, it is important that you are:

  • Persistent - you are diligent and dedicated, focused, and not afraid of challenges.
  • A good communicator - you can describe technically complex topics in an easy-to-understand way.
  • Reliable - whether you work independently or in a team, you can be trusted to meet deadlines and exceed expectations.
Working at the Danish National Genome Center
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international atmosphere with focus on the patient, research, innovation and clinical advice for the benefit of the surrounding community. We emphasize a high level of professionalism among our staff, so skills development is an integral part of our organization. We offer great flexibility in the position. You will work with the latest in HPC technology and contribute to the next step in healthcare innovation in close collaboration to the clinical partners and to research.

Terms of employment
Depending on your educational background and level of experience, salary and appointment terms will be based on the collective agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Federation of Professional Associations (AC).

Depending on your academic qualifications and experience there is a possibility of being classified as a special or senior consultant according to appendix 4 "protocol concerning special- and senior consultants".

Please be advised that it is required that you can pass security clearance by the Danish authorities and maintain the security clearance throughout your employment.

Further information
For further information about the position, you are welcome to contact Head of Genome Database and Interpretation Support Cathrine Jespersgaard, +45 3046 1850.

Application and recruitment process
Click "apply" to send your job application with curriculum vitae and diploma / exam certificates.

First round of interviews is expected to be held in week 20 and a second round of interviews may be held in week 21.

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