Postdoc position in non-coding RNA biology and bioinformatics

Aalborg University
Center for RNA Medicine
Denmark Copenhagen


The Department of Clinical Medicine conducts research within all the clinical medical disciplines and provides teaching resources in all subject fields at the Faculty of Medicine of Aalborg University. The Department of Clinical Medicine has 40 affiliated research units organized in a series of cross-disciplinary research programs, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and neurological disorders.

The Center for RNA Medicine (CRM) was established in 2015 and is located at the Copenhagen campus of Aalborg University in the heart of beautiful South Harbor of Copenhagen. The main focus of CRM is to understand the biological functions of microRNAs (miRNAs) and long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) in human health and disease. We are currently pursuing several research projects that explore the roles of non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) and RNA editing in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease (CVD), non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and obesity. Our long-term goal is to translate ncRNA discoveries into novel RNA-targeted therapeutic strategies for the treatment of life-threatening diseases, and we have received DKK 60 million from the Novo Nordisk Foundation’s Challenge Programme to advance development of new miRNA-targeted therapies to tackle NASH. CRM participates in the FANTOM 6 project, has brand new, state-of-the-art research facilities and a broad international network of research collaborators. For more information about CRM, please visit our website:


Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD-level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years at Aalborg University (appointment at Postdoc level cannot exceed a period of eight years in total in Denmark. However, max. six years at Assistant Professor level - which includes Postdoc - at the same institution).

Furthermore, the successful candidate for the Postdoc position should possess the following qualifications:

A PhD degree in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Systems Biology or a similar area.
Experience in miRNA and/or lncRNA research.
Ability to program in at least one widely used language (e.g., Perl, Python, Java, C++).
Basic knowledge of Linux and proficient in applied statistics and R/Bioconductor.
Prior experience working with omics and RNA-seq data analysis as well as pathway analysis.
Publications in top-tier bioinformatics journals (e.g., Bioinformatics, Briefings in Bioinformatics, Nucleic Acids Research) as first or lead author.
Strong communication and writing skills as well as ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative research environment.
Excellent English skills.

Start date

May 01, 2021

How to Apply

Please apply from this URL:


Professor Sakari Kauppinen at or Professor Shizuka Uchida at