Postdoc in Formulation of Immunotherapeutics

Postdoc in Formulation of Immunotherapeutics

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

Postdoc position is available in formulation of novel drug molecules for use in cancer immunotherapy at DTU Nanotech.

Would you like to be part of a large team of cancer immunologists, drug formulation scientists, synthetic chemists and biomaterial engineers that wish to find new solutions for treating cancer by developing novel immunotherapeutics?

The purpose of the positions is to be part of a highly driven and cross-disciplinary research environment consisting of skilled researchers. You will be part of a project with an overall focus on developing advanced drug delivery formulations for immunotherapy treatment striving to achieve better curative therapeutic regimes.

The candidates should preferably have a strong background in biomaterials, organic- and/or physical-chemistry with an interest in immunology. The projects will involve the use of biomaterial engineering for creating drug delivery systems for immune modulating compounds, as well as vehicles with incorporated cancer antigen specific peptides. The engineered delivery systems are to be used for cancer immunotherapy, and will be tested in vitro/ex vivo and in vivo efficacy studies combined with standard cancer treatments in collaboration with other scientists in the group.

The applicants should hold a PhD degree in a relevant field, preferably within organic- and/or physical-chemistry and should have a strong interest in working experimentally in a cross-disciplinary environment and have very good collaboration skills. Strong communication skills are an advantage and a strong academic record is a requirement. Applicants should strive towards scientific excellence, be ambitious and hard working. Only applicants with great talent and a possibility to be among the brightest in their field will be considered. The position is available immediately, and the applications will be considered on an ongoing basis until the positions are filled. The salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience.

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 Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The duration of the position is 2 years.

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Further information
Additional information may be obtained from Professor Thomas L. Andresen, phone (+45) 4525 8168, e-mail: or Associate Professor Jonas Henriksen, phone (+45) 45258168, e-mail:

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Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 18 December 2018 (local time). Apply online at

To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English:
  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

Interviews are expected to be held immediately after application deadline. The starting date is as soon as possible.

DTU needs diversity and supports equal opportunities irrespective of gender, age, and ethnic background.

DTU Nanotech - the Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology - is situated in the northern part of Copenhagen. DTU Nanotech is a centre of excellence in micro- and nanotechnology utilising sciences across the traditional boundaries of technology, thereby enabling innovative solutions for the benefit of society. DTU Nanotech has approx. 220 staff members. With 40 % international employees, the department constitutes an international environment.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

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