Postdoc in Mucosal Immunology

DTU Veterinærinstituttet
mandag 15 maj 17

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A postdoc position is available in the Mucosal Immune Recognition Group headed by Assoc. Prof. Katharina Lahl at the Division of Immunology and Vaccinology, at the Danish Technical University, Veterinary Institute, Kongens Lyngby. The research group focuses on understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating immune homeostasis, infection and inflammation at mucosal surfaces with a particular interest in dendritic cells development and function. The successful candidate will join a team of collaborative groups with expertise in state-of-the-art animal models, proteomics, and systems biology to assess the mechanisms governing DC specialization across mucosal tissues.

Responsibilities and tasks
The postdoc will utilize bioinformatics tools to analyze the transcriptional profile of dendritic cell subsets across organs. In addition to their own project the successful candidate is expected to work closely alongside other members of the group/other groups on collaborative projects.

Candidates should have a PhD degree with a minimum of 5 years postdoc experience or equivalent.

The candidate should be highly motivated, have the ability to work independently but also enjoy contributing and working within a team. The successful candidate will have documented training in epigenetics (Ph.D.), with considerable practical expertise in a broad range of in vitro and in vivo immunological techniques, particularly ATAC-Seq and ChIP-Seq. Specific practical qualifications should include transcription factor binding assays and next generation sequencing on limited numbers of cells. Furthermore, the candidate should hold a Felasa B licence and the knowledge of how to purify primary immune cells from tissues. Extended expertise in using bioinformatic tools to analyze gene sets and binding of transcription factors is required as well.

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on research, education, public-sector consultancy 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 laboratory is located on the DTU Vet Campus, Building 202, Kemitorvet, 2800 Kongens Lyngby

The position is for one year with the possibility for prolongation.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Assoc. Professor Katharina Lahl, e-mail: or Head of Division Jørgen Schøller:  

You can read more about DTU Vet at

Application procedure:
Please submit your online application no later than 29 May 2017.

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.

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

DTU Vet plays a central role in creation of the future of veterinary and human medicine through excellence in research, scientific advice, education and diagnostic services. The department achieves this vision by the improvement of an entrepreneurial culture of leadership in basic and strategic research and by incorporating the findings into education, consultancy, and industry partnerships. In collaboration with DTU departments and the veterinary and medical communities, the department will give rise to the next generation of life science oriented engineers.

The Researcher will be attached to the Division for Immunology and Vaccinology, one of the two Divisions comprising the Department employing 220 persons.

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.