Postdoc Positions in Cancer Immunotherapy

DTU Nanotech
Wednesday 24 May 17

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Two Postdoc positions are available in the Colloids & Biological Interface group at DTU Nanotech within the field of cancer immunotherapy.

The purpose of the positions is to be part of a highly driven and cross-disciplinary research environment consisting of skilled researchers with a strong background in immunology and cancer therapy. The focus of the project is to combine advanced drug delivery formulations formulations for immunotherapy with current standard cancer therapeutic treatment striving to achieve better curative therapeutic regimes.

Qualifications
The candidates should preferably have a strong background in tumor immunology and cancer immunotherapy. In addition hands-on-experience with mouse models is a requirement and experience with flow cytometry is highly desirable. We aim to target and modulate T cell responses through vaccine like activation of antigen presenting cells. The projects focus on design of optimal treatment regimes utilizing the outcomes of efficacy studies and assessments of the tumor microenvironment profile.

The applicants should hold a PhD degree in a relevant field, preferably within immunology and should have a strong interest in working experimentally in a cross-disciplinary environment and have very good collaboration skills. Strong communication skills are an advantage and a strong academic record is a requirement. Applicants should strive towards scientific excellence, be ambitious and hard working. Only applicants with great talent and a possibility to be among the brightest in their field will be considered. The position is available immediately, and the applications will be considered on an ongoing basis until the positions are filled. The salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience.

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, scientific advice and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.
The duration of the position is 1 year or 3 years. The postdoc position can be extended to an assistant professor position after 1-3 years employment depending on the experience of the successful candidate.

Further information
Additional information may be obtained from Professor Thomas L. Andresen, phone (+45) 4525 8168, e-mail: thomas.andresen@nanotech.dtu.dk
 
You can read more about DTU Nanotech on www.nanotech.dtu.dk
 
Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 23 June 2017. Apply online at www.career.dtu.dk.
 
Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online",fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma
  • List of publications 

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

Interviews are expected to be held immediately after application deadline. The starting date is as soon as possible.

DTU needs diversity and supports equal opportunities irrespective of gender, age, and ethnic background.

DTU Nanotech - the Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology - is situated in the northern part of Copenhagen. DTU Nanotech is a centre of excellence in micro- and nanotechnology utilising sciences across the traditional boundaries of technology, thereby enabling innovative solutions for the benefit of society. DTU Nanotech has approx. 220 staff members. With 40 % international employees, the department constitutes an international environment.

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 10,300 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.