Postdoc Position in Computational Proteomics and Artificial Intelligence


The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Southern Denmark (Associate Professor Veit Schwämmle and Associate Professor Richard Röttger) invite applications for a postdoctoral fellowship within the field of computational proteomics to be filled by 15 August  or soon thereafter, for a period of one year, extendible for another year. Application deadline: 1 August 2020.

The research project entails the implementation and optimization of deep learning models for enhanced identification of peptides and proteins from mass spectrometry data. The candidate will use high-end artificial intelligence methods to fully utilize the information contained in data from tandem LC-MS experiments, with the aim to vastly reduce both instrument time and expenses.

The Protein Research Group offers:
A strong international research environment in protein chemistry, biomolecular mass spectrometry, and computational proteomics. Our computational proteomics efforts ( include the implementation of reproducible proteomics workflows, statistical tools for deciphering PTMs and their cross-talk, and quantitative functional proteomics.

The Computational Biology group offers a wide expertise in machine learning of biomedical data, both is the realm of unsupervised as well as supervised learning. We also provide the candidate with direct access to state-of-the-art compute facilities optimized for deep learning. 

We are seeking outstanding candidates with strong analytical and problem-solving skills, who are strong in written and oral communication (in English), and have documented experience in machine learning (in particular deep learning) and computational proteomics or bioinformatics. Expertise in the analysis of protein mass spectrometry data is an advantage, but not a requirement. The successful candidate will participate in independent research projects and assist in the supervision of undergraduate students.

Place of work:
Protein Research Group (Associate  Professor Veit Schwämmle,, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Computational Biology Group (Associate Professor Richard Röttger,

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Department of Mathematics and Computer Science are both located at the main campus of the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.

For further information please contact Veit Schwämmle on

Application, salary etc.
The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

The application must include the following:
• A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment.
• A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.
• A certified copy of your PhD degree certificate
• At least one letter of recommendation from supervisors or previous employers. Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.

To qualify you must have passed a PhD or equivalent. Applications will be assessed by an expert assessor/committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.


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