PhD scholarship in Protease Network Degradomics

Tuesday 28 Sep 21

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A 3 year PhD position is available in the section for Protein Science & Biotherapeutics at the Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering).

The successful applicant will work within the research group ‘Protease Network Degradomics’ headed by Professor Ulrich auf dem Keller.

In our research group, we apply and develop advanced positional mass spectrometry (MS)-based proteomics workflows to identify proteases, elucidate their interactions and determine their substrates in inflammation, repair and regeneration. With a major focus on the skin, we aim at elucidating interdependent proteolytic pathways and their disturbance in disease to provide a basis for the development of novel strategies for diagnostics and therapeutic intervention.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The newly recruited PhD student will work with a team of postdocs and PhD students and in close collaboration with the DTU Proteomics Core to characterize the epidermal protease network and its disturbances in inflammatory skin diseases. In addition to cutting-edge MS-based proteomics, the project will involve mammalian cell culture and advanced organotypic skin models.

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 the DTU PhD Guide.

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.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Ulrich auf dem Keller (uadk@dtu.dk).

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 Professor Ulrich auf dem Keller (uadk@dtu.dk).

You can read more about Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine at www.bioengineering.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
Please submit your online application no later than 21 October 2021 (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 in 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
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

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

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

The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) addresses challenges of societal and scientific importance within biotechnology, biomedicine, food technology and human health. The department is based on both basic and applied research and employs tools from biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, cellular biology, immunology, microbial ecology and physiology, bioinformatics and bio-engineering. The department has extensive collaboration with national and international research units and industries. DTU Bioengineering has approx. 300 employees, of which 2/3 is scientific staff. 

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