PhD Scholarship in Formulation of Immunotherapeutics

PhD Scholarship in Formulation of Immunotherapeutics

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

A 3-year PhD 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 MSc 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.

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 the DTU PhD Guide.

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
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:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

Candidates may apply prior to ob­tai­ning their master's degree but cannot begin before having received it.

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

Applications and enclosures 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.

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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