PhD scholarship in Tracking of the immune response in latent infectious diseases

torsdag 06 jan 22

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A 3-year fully funded PhD position is available in the Disease Systems Immunology Group at DTU Bioengineering, Technical University of Denmark with focus on development of a single-cell pipeline to track immune responses in latent infectious diseases, such as Tuberculosis.

We are looking for a super talented candidate who can carry out an independent PhD project, and holds the ambition and commitment to achieve excellence in a collaborative environment of highly qualified and dedicated postdocs, PhD students and technical personnel. The project involves collaborations with external research groups of high international standard, and extensive outreach activities.   

Responsibilities and qualifications
As a PhD student you will:

  • Develop and be responsible for the project-related single-cell analysis
  • Validate and interpret data, and be involved in managing the data infrastructure and in analyzing the data
  • Lead and contribute to publication of research papers together with supervisors and project partners
  • Network with internal and external colleagues and collaborators, and take active part in our dedicated research groups
  • Represent our work at conferences and scientific meetings
  • Take active part in outreach activities in collaboration with the funding body

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.

Specific qualifications: Experience with handling of pathogens, primary cell work, and well-trained in immunology. Have good communication skills, excellent command of English (written and spoken), be very collaborative, self-motivated and able to organize your tasks.

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.

The assessment of the applicants will be made by main supervisor, Professor Susanne Brix Pedersen, Technical University of Denmark.

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.

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Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Susanne Brix Pedersen, tel.: +45 4525 2784.

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Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 20 January 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

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.

Department description
The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) addresses challenges of societal and scientific importance through basic and applied research, teaching, scientific consultancy and dissemination of knowledge within the areas of microbiology, biomedicine and biotechnology.

The department’s research lies within the areas of biochemistry, biophysics, molecular, structural and cellular biology, enzymology, immunology, microbial ecology and physiology, natural product chemistry, modelling nanotechnology and bioinformatics.

The department mission is, based on a fundamental and technological understanding of biological and molecular systems, to provide research, innovation, education, scientific services and dissemination of knowledge in the areas biotechnology and biomedicine.

The department vision is, as an international leader in research, education and innovation in biotechnology and biomedicine, to advance the state-of-the-art in sustainable bioprocesses and contribute to the improvement of human health.

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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.