One or two postdoc positions at the Section of Forensic Genetics (FGC – Forensic Genetics Copenhagen), Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, are available from 1 June, 2012. The positions are for 3 years. FGC performs all forensic genetic investigations for Denmark, the Faeroe Islands and Greenland. FGC performs applied research and development projects in collaboration with a number of other laboratories, teach forensic genetics at pre-graduate courses for medical students and at post-graduate courses for e.g. PhD students. FGC has a number of applied forensic genetic projects including forensic genetic markers, genetics of physical traits, ancestry informative markers, molecular pathology (sudden cardiac death, skin cancer, etc.), identification of tissues and body fluids with mRNA, microRNA, methylated DNA and biostatistical evaluation of the weight of forensic genetic evidence. Next generations DNA sequencing is a subject of interest.
We expect you to have a master and a PhD in biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics or similar. We expect you to be a highly motivated and interacting person, who is willing to share your knowledge and expertise with the group. A candidate with experience in forensic genetic research and international education will be preferred.