DTU Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Immune regulation and single cell analysis

onsdag 22 jun 22

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The Disease Systems Immunology group in section for Protein Science and Biotherapeutics at DTU Bioengineering is looking for a talented researcher for a position as Assistant Professor in Immune regulation and single cell analysis. You will become part of the faculty and contribute to improved understanding of the role of single cell diversity within the immune system in human health and disease. In this position you will develop and strengthen the department’s position in human biology and biomedicine with specific focus on single cell analysis and development of novel biotherapeutics for immune-mediated diseases using state-of-the-art model systems and imaging technologies.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The main focus of the position is to contribute to and develop the department’s competences in human immune regulation with emphasis on the interaction between several interacting factors, such as dietary components, the microbiota, the mucosa, and the underlying tissues in health and disease.

Your primary tasks and responsibilities will include the following:

  • Active research within immune regulation, with emphasis on single cell technologies, e.g. flow cytometry and single cell sequencing, as well as spatial imaging, and with a clear focus on development of novel biotherapeutics.
  • Implementation of novel experimental techniques and continuous improvement of the lab’s wet lab protocols.
  • Engagement in close collaboration with academic and industry collaborators.
  • Dedication to scientific excellence, including publication in high impact venues.
  • Grant writing and attraction of funding related to your field of research.
  • Contribution to spatial imaging initiatives at the department.
  • Responsibility for teaching activities at the department.
  • Project management and supervision of BSc, MSc and PhD students.

You should have the following qualifications:

  • Experience with implementation and execution of state-of-the-art flow cytometry based analysis of human and rodent immune cells. Experience with single cell sequencing would be an advantage.
  • A strong background in translational immunology with emphasis on immune regulation in life-style diseases and/or atopic diseases.
  • Experience with analysis of cohort data and integration of heterogeneous datatypes.
  • Experience with implementation of statistical methods and computational pipelines in a supercomputing environment.
  • Track record of peer-reviewed publications in the above-mentioned subject areas.
  • Strong writing and communication skills.
  • Track record of teaching at the university level including lecturing, teaching assistant roles, and project supervision.

You must be responsible for the teaching of courses. DTU employs two working languages: Danish and English. You are expected to be fluent in at least one of these languages, and in time are expected to master both.

As formal qualification you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

You will be assessed against the responsibilities and qualifications stated above and the following general criteria:

  • Experience and quality of teaching
  • Research experience
  • Research vision and potential
  • International impact and experience
  • Societal impact
  • Innovativeness, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • Leadership, collaboration, and interdisciplinary skills
  • Communication skills

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 part of DTU’s Tenure Track program. Read more about the program and the recruitment process here.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Group leader, Professor Susanne Brix Pedersen (sbp@bio.dtu.dk)

You can read more about DTU Bioengineering at www.bioengineering.dtu.dk

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 6 July 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:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • Vision for teaching and research for the tenure track period
  • CV including employment history, list of publications, H-index and ORCID (see http://orcid.org/)
  • Teaching portfolio including documentation of teaching experience
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)

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

The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) conducts research, educates future bio-engineers, provides scientific advice and innovate within the areas of microbiology, biochemistry, biotechnology and biomedicine. The research at DTU Bioengineering is at the highest international level and focuses on the societal and scientific challenges within the field. Research is conducted within three main areas: Microbial ecology and physiology, Industrial biotechnology and cell factories, and Biomedicine and health. The department has extensive collaboration with national and international research units and industries. DTU Bioengineering has approx. 250 employees, of which 2/3 are scientific staff. The department is located at DTU Lyngby Campus.

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