University of Southern Denmark (SDU)

Postdoc in drug targeting and tissue plasticity

University of Southern Denmark (SDU)

Odense M, Denmark

The DNRF Center of Excellence, Center for Functional Genomics and Tissue Plasticity (ATLAS), at the University of Southern Denmark, invites applications for a 2 year postdoc position from outstanding candidates with a keen interest in cellular receptors and generation of specific antibodies for targeted therapy to help understand the molecular and cellular basis underlying tissue plasticity in obesity and develop novel potential treatment modalities for liver diseases. The position is available from 1st of February 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position will be based in the Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Southern Denmark. The postdoc will primarily work in the group headed by associate professor Jonas Heilskov Graversen and professor Søren Kragh Moestrup, and will be involved in identification of novel cellular targets for specific delivery of antibody conjugated drugs to specific cells of the liver and adipose tissues. The postdoc will also be expected to contribute to various teaching activities at the Department and to supervise PhD, Master’s and Bachelor students.

We seek a highly motivated, dedicated and ambitious scientist with strong communication and collaborative skills. The successful candidate must have documented experience at PhD level with recombinant protein chemistry and molecular biology and preferentially also in characterization of protein interactions, monoclonal antibody technologies and/or targeted drug delivery. Broad experience with cell and molecular biology techniques will be greatly valued. The candidate must be proficient in spoken and written English and have an interest in working in an interdisciplinary environment.

We offer

  • A postdoc position in a stimulating and supportive, international research environment
  • Access to state-of-the-art equipment, facilities and infrastructure
  • Opportunity to interact with an extensive network of national and international collaborators
  • A competitive salary and social benefits (e.g. health coverage, parental leave, social security etc.)

About ATLAS:
The DNRF Center ATLAS, headed by Prof. Susanne Mandrup, aims to obtain system-level, mechanistic and cell type-resolved understanding of adipose and hepatic tissue plasticity in response to diet induced obesity and regression in mouse models and to translate this for in-depth understanding of the functional changes in these human tissues in response to severe obesity and reversal. The center applies a combination of next generation sequencing-based approaches, mouse models, proteomics, in vivo targeting, computational biology and clinical studies.

Further information
Associate professor Jonas Heilskov Graversen,
Professor Søren Kragh Moestrup,

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Application deadline: December 9, 2019

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