We are always seeking people who are passionate about microbial ecology and developing new methods and approaches using DNA sequencing. The Albertsen Lab is part of Center for Microbial Communities at the Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, Aalborg University, Denmark. The Center has approx. 30 young scientists working with the structure and function of microbial communities, primarily related to environmental biotechnology. The Center has state-of-the-art equipment within high-throughput DNA sequencing, proteomics, metabolomics, advanced microscopy and compute.

Post Doc in molecular microbial ecology and high-throughput DNA sequencing

The Post doc position is part of ongoing research to develop and apply new molecular methods to describe microbial diversity.  A special focus is on exploring the 10.000 metagenomes sequenced as part of Microflora Danica for new insights and hypotheses. We seek an experienced researcher who can lead and conduct independent projects within a large team of dedicated scientists. 

The position is open from September 2021 and will be filled when possible. Contact Mads Albertsen directly for further information.

Post doc in development of new binning methods in genome centric metagenomics

The postdoc position is part of the Villum Synergy research project “Data Science meets Microbial Dark Matter” with the aim to combine state-of-the-art metagenome sequencing with state-of-the-art data science frameworks to vastly improve our ability to recover microbial genomes from metagenomes. Specifically, we aim to take advantage of the vast amount of high-quality long-read data that is readily obtainable using the Oxford Nanopore sequencing platform and improve genome recovery from metagenomes by developing new binning algorithms based on machine learning.

The position is in the group of prof. MSO Mads Albertsen, that runs a world-leading group that works with the latest sequencing technologies to improve our ability to study and understand microbial communities. As part of the Villum Synergy grant, another postdoc is employed on the project in the department of computer science under the supervision of Prof. Katja Hose and Prof. MSO Thomas D. Nielsen, which are world-renowned experts in the application of graph databases and machine learning. The postdoc employed in this job opening will work closely together with the postdoc from computer science to develop new approaches in genome-centric metagenomics.

We seek a scientist with a strong background in bioinformatics that can complement the computer science team. Expertise within the fields of microbial communities, metagenome assembly, and programming is highly appreciated.

The position is open from October 2021. Contact Mads Albertsen directly for further information.