Associate Professor in Applied Hologenomics

University of Copenhagen


Associate Professor in Applied Hologenomics

The Globe Institute
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen


The University seeks to appoint an Associate Professor in Applied Hologenomics at the Globe Institute ( starting on 1 August 2020 or as soon as posible.

Job description

The Globe Institute is part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen. The Institute’s main purpose is to address basic and applied scientific questions through interdisciplinary approaches. The institute operates at the intersection of natural, and medical sciences and the humanities.

As part of the Globe’s remit and to strengthen its existing research, teaching and external communication, we seek to appoint an Associate Professor in Applied Hologenomics, to both carry out research and teaching.

The Associate Professor’s responsibilities will primarily consist of:

  • research, including publication/academic dissemination with a focus on both the development of hologenomic methodologies, their application to questions of basic and applied interest, and the development of international collaborative research projects.
  • research-based teaching, including the development of genomics and metagenomics courses and associated examination within his/her general area of competence
  • research leadership, including supervision of Masters, PhD students, and Postdocs
  • attraction and management of externally funded research projects
  • public dissemination of research outcomes, including engaging and interacting in the Danish citizen science environment
  • academic assessments.

Required qualifications

The successful applicant will have a PhD in Molecular Ecology, Evolutionary Biology or a related discipline, and an excellent track record of original research at international level.

In addition, the successful applicant should be able to document:

  • research qualifications at the level that can be achieved by satisfactorily completing a period of employment as an Assistant Professor, but may also be obtained in other ways
  • an outstanding publication record in molecular ecology, genomics and metagenomics, including both method development and applications to research questions
  • a proven track record working with technical developments in the field of molecular ecology and hologenomics, both using targeted and shotgun sequencing
  • experience in leading field expeditions and capturing and sampling wild or domesticated animals including fish
  • experience in supervising Bachelor, Master’s and PhD students
  • experience in research leadership
  • a proven track record in attracting external funding at both national and international level, with a particular focus on applied hologenomics projects
  • wide international network including both academic and industrial partners
  • excellent team and project management skills, including the management of major national and international collaborative research projects
  • an excellent track record in communicating his/her research results to the wider public, including writing of popular science articles, giving public presentations and participating in e.g. radio and newspaper interviews.
  • excellent interpersonal and communicative skills

Terms of employment

Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organisations. The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.

Foreign applicants may find this link useful:


For further information, please contact Head of Section, Prof. Tom Gilbert (


The application must be submitted in English and must include the following documents:

  • Application, including motivations for applying for this position (max. 2 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae, including a complete list of publications
  • Diplomas (Masters, PhD and other relevant certificates)
  • 5-year research plan (3-5 pages)
  • Uploads of maximum 5 publications to be considered in the assessment
  • Teaching portfolio (
  • Teaching plan

Application procedure

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. The Dean then appoints an expert assessment committee in order to make an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at

Please note that the applicant will be contacted if the assessment committee requires further documentation.

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

The University of Copenhagen encourages all interested applicants to apply for this position.

Please submit the application with the required attachments. Only online applications will be accepted. The closing date for applications is 23.59 p.m. CET, 15 March 2019.


Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Tom Gilbert


Application deadline: 15-03-2020
Employment start: 01-08-2020
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: University of Copenhagen

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