Nanomaterials and Nanobiosensors Group at DTU Health Tech invites applications for a postdoctoral position to develop molecular diagnostic assays for pathogen detection.
Fast detection of multiple pathogens in one go is critical in many regards, ranging from infectious diseases to food safety. In this project (funded by Novo Nordisk Exploratory Interdisciplinary Synergy Program), we are collaborating with DTU Photonics and University of Copenhagen to develop next-generation pathogen detection platform for massively multiplexed screening.
Responsibilities and tasks
The main tasks include:
- Design and characterize the nucleic acid-based probes and isothermal amplification technologies to capture the respective pathogens;
- Integrate the bioassays into optical biosensing platforms;
- Disseminate and communicate the results through journal and conference publications;
- Coordinate with project partners; and assist in student supervision and funding application.
- must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) in molecular biology, bioengineering, analytical chemistry, or related disciplines
- should have solid skills in molecular assay design, development, optimization, validation and implementation
- should have good knowledge of high-throughput assay platforms, and point-of-care biosensing devices
- should demonstrate evidence of self-driven and independent research capability, good problem-solving skills, excellent writing and communication skills, an interest in working in an interdisciplinary environment, and a strong motivation to succeed within the competitive research field
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 according to your experience and seniority. The period of the contract is 1 year.
The position will be based at the DTU Lyngby Campus, Denmark, and will start as soon as possible.
Further information may be obtained from Assoc. Prof. Yi Sun (email@example.com).
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Application and assessment
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than Wednesday, 15 June 2022. Apply online here: Postdoc in Developing Molecular Diagnostic Assays
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. The file must include:
- Cover letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project.
- Curriculum vitae including relevant information on previous employment, research training, experience and competencies, teaching experience, list of scientific publications, conference presentations and personal references.
- Diploma: Authorized copies of BSc, MSc, and PhD diplomas, and transcript of grades (an official translation into English).
Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
Potential candidates will be contacted for interview.
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, 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, 140 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
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