Postdoc in Glycoengineering of the Microbiome

Wednesday 10 Jul 19

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The Section of Protein Science and Biotherapeutics at the Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine has an opening for a position as postdoctoral researcher. The position will be available from October 2019 or soon thereafter.

The successful applicant will work within the newly established research group ‘Glycoengineering and Innovation’ headed by Professor Steffen Goletz and is partially funded by a NNF Strategic Award.

In our research group, we apply and develop advanced glycoengineering technologies to elucidate the role of glycosylations for the microbiome, disease and complex immunological networks and use these for identifying novel drug targets and generating novel drug candidates and therapeutic strategies. Our focus lies within glycoimmunology, microbiome glycoengineering, glycomic and glycomimetic display systems as well as molecular and cellular glycoengineering, antibody engineering and phage display technologies.

Responsibilities and tasks
Within the NNF funded research program of Glycoengineering of the Microbiome the newly recruited postdoctoral researcher will have the potential to lead the line of research in: Microbiom-based high-density display systems.

In this project, we will identify and glycoengineer components of the microbiome for high-density display. This includes microbiome research and glycoengineering, lipidomics, as well as generation of chemical coupling technologies for developing new therapeutic strategies especially in the area of anti-infectives. 

Qualifications
Applicants should hold a PhD in a life sciences discipline, have excellent communication skills and be extensively trained in biochemistry, carbohydrate and coupling chemistries, lipid and protein chemistry, expression and purification and microbiology, and has substantial experience in microbiome research. 

Prior successful postdoctoral research and supervision of PhD students is not mandatory but would be highly advantageous, and knowledge in lipidomics would be a strong asset. The ideal candidate would be also familiar with a broad spectrum of immune-based assays and with anti-infective and/or auto-immune diseases.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The position is for 3 years.

The position will be located at the DTU Lyngby campus in the recently established research building 225 hosting state-of-the-art laboratories for e.g. protein science, phage display, microbiome research, immunology and cellular research as well as the DTU Proteomics Core.

Further Information
Additional information may be obtained from Prof. Dr. Steffen Goletz, Vice Director of the Institute, sgoletz@dtu.dk

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 21 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.

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