Administrative team leader for the Department of Bio and Health Informatics

DTU Bioinformatics
fredag 29 sep 17

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The Department of Bio and Health Informatics (DTU Bioinformatics), a newly established department at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), is looking for a well-qualified and highly-motivated team leader for daily management and development of the department's administration. The department has a rich international and dynamic work environment.

The Department’s administrative team
The most important task of the department’s administrative team is to support the researchers in order for them to concentrate on their core tasks; namely research, education, innovation and external collaboration. As administrative team leader, you should be able to manage and cooperate with people at all levels, as well as be able to create and run a coherent administrative support unit at the department.
The administrative team consists of four employees who are responsible for financial support, PhD and study administration, HR administrative coordination, communication assistance, section support, purchasing and daily operations.

Your key role and tasks
Your key role will be to manage the financial and administrative activities of the department that runs multiple research projects, degree programs and two core infrastructure units – The High Performance Computing (HPC) infrastructure and DTU Multi Assay Core (DMAC). This role will require close working relationships mainly with the director of the institute as well as the departments’ management board. You will report to the director. As the department is relatively new, it will be your responsibility to establish and ensure appropriate procedures within these areas. As administrative team leader you will, in close cooperation with the director and department’s management team, prepare the department’s annual strategic documents, develop financial key performance indicators, prepare annual department budgets and have the full financial overview. You will also take responsibility for our project /legal contracts with external partners and funding bodies. This requiring you to work together with DTU’s central administration and support teams. You will closely interact with the respective central administration departments of DTU including HR, Finance, Legal, Communication, Campus service and PhD offices. In addition, you will also interact with the department's researchers.

You will play a key role in ensuring efficiency in further establishing and maintaining our administrative set-up, our internal and external communication, and the administration of our PhD programmes.

Your background
You have an administrative background and a motivating and inspiring managerial style in a public or private organization. It is desired that you hold a Master’s degree in Business administration or Accounting or Finance or similar education but it is not essential. You have a strong administrative / managerial experience with strong communication skills. Your natural attention to detail and accuracy leads to your success in people and financial management and project administration. You have experience with project finance and quality management. You are skilled at interacting with grant providers and project partners and experienced with managing and negotiating project contracts. Strong communication skills enable you to make an impact and be convincing in a large, international organization.

You are an enthusiastic team leader who understands the value of training, motivating and involving your team members. You apply an appreciative and respectful managerial style, while focussing on your own and your team’s ambitious goals. You are authoritative and diplomatic in decision-making – even the hard ones. You are able to maintain focus and deliver on tasks in a fast, dynamic and deadline-driven work environment. Last but not the least, you are proficient in oral and written English and have good knowledge of all MS Office programs and basic IT Skills.

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, public-sector consultancy and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We value a high degree of professionalism among our staff and competence development is an organizational policy. We have great flexibility in the workplace. DTU is a leading technical university in Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on qualifications and the collective agreement made between the Danish Ministry of Finance and HK/Stat or the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations (AC overenskomst).

Please submit your online application no later than 20 October 2017. Apply online at

To apply, please open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach your application (cover letter), CV and diplomas.

Further information may be obtained from the Head of Department Haja Kadarmideen at +45 4525 2477, or by email:

You can read more about DTU Bioinformatics at

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Bioinformatics has its main research and teaching activities in bio-medical and bio-technological informatics, metagenomics, epidemiology, quantitative genomics, integrative systems biology, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Research involves the use of vast amounts of phenotypic, clinical, environmental, biological and multi-omic information in humans, animals, plants and microbes. We run projects combining big data and laboratory research via the national supercomputing centre or The Computerome and the molecular genomics laboratories.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,600 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.