Research Assistant for Biological Evaluation of Transfection Technologies

Friday 28 May 21

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DTU Health Technology is looking for a biologist to join our BII project team working with Gene Therapy. We are developing novel technologies for improving the performance of gene transfection systems and are therefore hiring a scientist with interest and experience in biological assays and technologies.

The job
Our aim is to develop a technology for improved gene therapy where the first technological objective is to generate a transfection system for immune activating cytokines that can stimulate immunologic elimination of solid cancers.


You will support the design of implementation of transfection studies and you will contribute to the performance of and the analysis of the transfection systems in vitro and in vivo using flowcytometry, ELISA and other immunoassays.

Responsibilities: 

  • Assist the screening of transfection systems
  • Assist with therapeutic evaluation studies in experimental models
  • Post transfection tissue analysis using various immunoassays
  • Provide input for evaluation of in vitro transfection efficiency in cell cultures
  • Contribute to documentation and communication of obtained results 

Our expectations of you
As a formal qualification, you must hold a Master’s degree (or equivalent) ideally in biochemistry, medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmaceutical or biological science.

Preferable qualifications:

  • FELASA certification (mandatory)
  • Experience with immunoassays (e.g., flowcyometry, PCR, ELISA, IHC)
  • Experience with transfection and gene engineering/editing
  • Experience with cell cytotoxicity assays and flow cytometry analysis
  • Knowledge of relevant biological targets for cancer therapy is an advantage

What we offer in return
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.


Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. 

We offer a one-year contract starting 1 August 2021 (or according to mutual agreement).

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Further information
If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Assoc. Prof. Jonas R. Henriksen, +45 4058 2866 or Project coordinator Ashley Montgomery, +45 3164 2424. 

You can read more about DTU Health Tech at www.healthtech.dtu.dk/english.  

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than Thursday, 17June 2021. Open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach your motivated application, CV and exam certificates. 


Job interviews are held on an ongoing basis.

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

DTU Health Tech
DTU Health Tech engages in research, education, and innovation base on technical and natural science for the healthcare sector. The Healthcare sector is a globally expanding market with demands for the most advanced technological solutions. DTU Health Tech creates the foundation for companies to develop new and innovative services and products which benefit people and create value for society. DTU Health Techs expertise spans from imaging and biosensor techniques, across digital health and biological modelling, to biopharma technologies. The department has a scientific staff of about 210 persons, 130 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 160 persons, of which a large majority contributes to our research infrastructure and related commercial activities. 

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.