PhD scholarship in Biomolecular chemistry

Friday 14 Jan 22

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If you are establishing your career as scientist within the field of biomolecular chemistry and you are looking for the best possible foundation for fulfilling your ambitions, it is the right position for you. At DTU Chemistry you will break new ground at the forefront of research and technology, aiming at new diagnostic and treatment solutions for cancer.

Project
The project is dedicated to rational design, synthesis and testing of new oligonucleotide based compounds for early-stage diagnostic and therapeutic solutions for cancer.

Our work has a goal to improve the current issue of ineffective diagnosis of cancer, lung and ovarian cancers in particular. Aligned to early-stage diagnosis, we aim at new targeted biological therapies with small interfering RNA and CRISPR Cas9.

It is an ultimate goal of our work to improve the survival rates of cancer patients.

Responsibilities and qualifications
Your overall focus will be to strengthen the department’s competences within computational modeling of design and optimization of components for the development of new energy technologies. You will work with nearby colleagues, and with both academic and industrial partners in Denmark as well as abroad. Your primary tasks will be to:

  • Teach and supervise BSc and MSc student projects, and be co-supervisor for PhD students
  • Plan and carry out the studies of the project
  • Trouble shoot the potential problems with your experiments
  • Report results to immediate supervisor, collaborators and DTU PhD school on a regular basis
  • Prepare research paper drafts and manage submission and revision processes
  • Attend relevant courses
  • Complete the project with preparing and submitting thesis

You must have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see DTU's rules for the PhD education.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by supervisor Asc Prof Kira Astakhova.

We offer
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. The period of employment is 3 years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Kira Astakhova at email: kiraas@kemi.dtu.dk

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
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 15 February 2022 (Danish time).

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma including official description of grading scale
  • Two references

You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your master's degree but cannot begin before having received it.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

The Department of Chemistry performs research, educational activities, and innovation at a high level within e.g. energy, Life Science, catalysis, and materials. The overall aim is to contribute with new knowledge about basic scientific problems and carry out research with vast application perspectives - to the benefit of both society and companies. See more on our web: https://www.kemi.dtu.dk/englis

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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.