Postdoc in Immuno-oncology

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A postdoctoral position is available in immunology and cell biology at the Department of Chemistry, Technical University of Denmark. The project will be carried out within the Center for Nanomedicine and Theranostics, which hosts a total of 6 faculty members and approximately 45 PhD students and postdocs. The project is a collaboration between DTU, the University of Copenhagen, Statens Serum Institute, and Trinity College Dublin.

The research project is within glycoimmuno-oncology and involves the chemical synthesis of complex glycans found on human cell surfaces, as well as their formulation and biological investigation. You will join a project team that includes two other postdocs with the main responsibility of preparing glycan epitopes and formulating them for biological studies. You will work closely with our experts in immunology, vaccine technology, and animal models to design and carry out the characterization of the formulations. The senior researchers involved in the project are Prof. Mads H. Clausen (DTU Chemistry), Senior Researcher Anders Elias Hansen (DTU Health Tech) and Head of Vaccine Adjuvant Research Dennis Christensen (Statens Serum Institute).

Responsibilities and tasks
The main responsibility of the position is the immunological characterization and vaccine development in the project. You are expected to work independently and coordinate your research with the other team members. Undergraduate research projects will be integrated in the project and you are expected to interact with students and co-supervise those projects. Additionally, some teaching responsibilities can be expected, mainly involving laboratory courses.

Candidates should have 

  • A PhD degree (or equivalent) in cell biology and/or immunology with a strong background in experimental research.
  • An interest in chemical biology and vaccine development and a desire to work in an interdisciplinary environment.
  • A documented track record in immunology research.
  • Experience with glycobiology is considered an advantage, but not a requirement.
  • A strong commitment to research.
  • Enthusiasm for working with research students.
  • Independence and good communication skills.
The position offers an opportunity to work with an international, dynamic and multi-disciplinary project.

In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to:
  • Relevance of background experience.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English and good communication skills.
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 terms of employment
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 position is available for 18 months.

The position is based at DTU, but periods of research visits to partners can be expected.

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Further information
Further information may be obtained from Prof. Mads H. Clausen, tel.: +45 4525 2131,

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Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 31 August 2019 (local 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: 
  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • 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 is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.