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Postdoc in Microfluidics-based in Vitro Modeling of the Tumor Microenvironment – DTU Health...

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Copenhagen, Hovedstaden (DK)
Closing date
15 Aug 2024

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Engineering, Life Science
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time
Fixed term
You have a PhD in experimental microfluidics, and you wish to pursue applications within Life Sciences: we offer a 2-year postdoctoral position in the “Nanofluidics and Bioimaging” group at the Department for health technology, DTU Health Tech is open from 1 September 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter, in the project ‘MIGRAGEN: Using novel microfluidic gradient devices to drive genetic and functional understanding of spatiotemporal gradients in tumor microenvironments’.

The topic of the post doc project is microfluidics for spatial transcriptomics.

The vision for the Post Doc position is to establish a microfluidics platform for single cell culture and imaging.

The project builds upon our current work in the project MIGRAGEN, recently published in Science Advances:

You will be part of the project MIGRAGEN, a highly interdisciplinary collaboration between four groups, located at the Department of Biology, Faculty of Science (Prof. Stine F. Pedersen and Prof. Albin Sandelin), the Technical University of Denmark (Assoc. Prof. Rodolphe Marie) and Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin (Prof. Ute Resch-Genger). You will be based in Rodolphe Marie’s group but will work closely with the two other postdoctoral fellows hired in parallel in the Falsig Pedersen and Sandelin groups. Together, the groups employ multiple postdocs, PhD students, and undergraduate students and provide a strong, international research environment.

Responsibilities and qualifications
As a postdoctoral fellow, you will be part of the Nanofluidics and Bioimaging group led by Associate Professor Rodolphe Marie. Please visit our homepage: Nanofluidics and Bioimaging group.

Your primary responsibility will be to drive interdisciplinary experimental research in Rodolphe Marie’s lab in collaboration with three other groups.

Your experimental work will involve working with:

  • Design of microfluidics devices. Possibly, you will also have to make finite element simulations to assist the designing of the microfluidics but this is not the main focus of the position.
  • Prototyping of microfluidics devices using cleanroom microfabrication and PDMS fabrication.
  • Perform quantitative fluorescence measurements to characterize chemical gradients.
  • Implement cell culture in the fabricated microfluidics platform.
  • Supervise student projects in the lab (BSc and MSc level).

As a consequence, an essential requirement is a documented track record of strong scientific publications, experimental skills, and excellent written and spoken English. The candidate must be able to work autonomously as well as in a team and have a passion for working in a highly interdisciplinary environment.

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

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 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 period of employment is 2 years. Starting date is 1 October 2024 (or according to mutual agreement). The position is a full-time position.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
May be obtained from Associate Professor Rodolphe Marie, email:, tel.: +45 4525 5676.

You can read more about DTU Health Tech at

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 15 August 2024 (23:59 Danish time). Apply online here: Postdoc in Microfluidics-based in Vitro Modeling of the Tumor Microenvironment.

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply now", 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
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD – in English)
  • List of publications
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans.
  • Complete publication list.
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Incomplete applications (missing cover letter, cv, list of publications or recommendation letters) will not be considered.

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

DTU Health Tech
With a vision to improve health and quality of life through technology, DTU Health Tech engages in research, education, and innovation based on technical and natural science. We educate tomorrow’s health tech engineers and create the foundation for new and innovative services and technologies for the globally expanding healthcare sector with its demands for the most advanced technological solutions. DTU Health Tech’s expertise can be described through five overall research areas: Diagnostic Imaging, Digital Health, Personalised Therapy, Precision Diagnostics, and Sensory and Neural Technology. Our technologies and solutions are developed with the aim of benefiting people and creating value for society. The department has a scientific staff of about 210 persons, 140 PhD Students, and a technical/administrative support staff of about 100 persons of which a large majority contributes to our research infrastructure and related commercial activities.

Technology for people
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 mission to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That mission lives on today. DTU has 13,500 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.

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