Job:Staff Scientist (AC-TAP) in Database Development at Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen
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We are looking for several staff scientist to support our efforts in database development for a 5-year positions starting Feb 1st, 2024 or later (flexible). The position can be full-time (37 hours / week) or part-time.

Our research

The Gloriam group ( develops databases and stand-alone software tools for drug design at G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) – the most common mediators of human signalling and drug responses. The group also heads the GPCR field’s main database, GPCRdb ( serving more than 50,000 users/year. The Gloriam group provides an attractive work environment valuing teamwork, interdisciplinary, international experience, support and diversity.

Your job

You will develop online data and tool resources serving the global research community. Depending on your interest, data curation and analysis, and sharing of educational material, may also be part of the work. You will work as part of a team of highly proficient and collaborative programmers. In your project, you will also engage with users to collect feedback from e.g., medicinal chemists, pharmacologists and structural biologists.


We are looking for several highly motivated database developers.

Essential experience and skills:

  • A MSc or PhD related to bioinformatics, programming, or software/database development
  • Excellent programming skills, preferably in Python
  • Good communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken

Desirable experience and skills:

  • Experience with software and/or database design
  • Experience in dataset analysis and parsing
  • Web programming (e.g. HTML/CSS/JavaScript) and web frameworks (e.g. Flask/Django)
  • Code versioning with Github
  • International work or study experience
  • Experience of working with G protein-coupled receptors

Place of employment

The place of employment is at the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen ( We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and computational facilities.

Terms of employment

The average weekly working hours are 37 hours per week.

The position is a fixed-term position limited to a period of five years The starting date is Feb 1st, 2024 or thereafter upon agreement.

Employment will be in accordance with the provisions of the collective agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). The monthly salary will be based on the number of years of work experience (seniority) with the possibility to negotiate a salary supplement based on prior experiences and qualifications. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.


For specific information about the position, please contact Professor David Gloriam ( For more information on working and living in Denmark: and


Your application (in English) should include:

  • Cover letter explaining explaining why you match the requirements and profile (max. two pages).
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A certified/signed copy of certificate(s) of education
  • Optionally, a publication list including a separate section or marking of 5 selected articles

Please submit your application by clicking on “Apply Now” below. Only online applications will be accepted.

Application deadline

15 November 2023, 23.59 CET

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

Interviews are expected to be held within two weeks after the application deadline.

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The University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of personal background.

University of Copenhagen and Denmark

Founded in 1479, the University of Copenhagen is the oldest university in Denmark. With 37,000 students and 9,000 employees, it is among the largest universities in Scandinavia and one of the highest ranking in Europe. The University consists of six faculties, which cover Health and Medical Sciences, Humanities, Law, Science, Social Sciences and Theology. Read more at and

Copenhagen is a modern capital with plenty of opportunities in culture, design, architecture, restaurants, and a diverse nightlife. At the same time, the city offers beaches, beautiful parks and green nature areas, and the Copenhageners bike everywhere. The Danish society prioritises a good work-life balance, and the work culture is well adjusted for families with children. Read more at The University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of personal background.

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.

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