Associate Professor in Microdevices for Oral Drug Delivery

Associate Professor in Microdevices for Oral Drug Delivery

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

The ’Drug delivery and Sensor’ section at DTU Health Tech wishes to employ an associate professor within the framework of the highly interdisciplinary Center of Excellence – IDUN.

The successful candidate will play a leading role in the drug delivery activities in the section, interacting with several section members working in different disciplines, such as optics, biochemistry, biology, microfluidics, pharmacology and polymer science. The job involves teaching and supervision of Ph.D. students.

The field of research is within microdevices for oral drug and vaccine delivery. The section makes use of a toolbox consisting of among others various drug formulation technologies, drug delivery strategies and in vitro and in vivo models.

Responsibilities and tasks
You will be responsible for expanding our activities within drug delivery using microfabricated devices – exploring new applications and new collaborations. One possibility is to broaden our focus – to not only focus on oral drug delivery, but also explore e.g. pulmonary and nasal delivery. It is expected that you will apply for own research funding, co-develop our teaching portfolio, contribute to our outreach activities, supervise and engage PhD students. It is important that you have good written and oral communication. Moreover, you are expected to assist with teaching at DTU Health Tech in both lectures and tutorials. Some teaching will be required to be in Danish, hence for international candidates, DTU can provide Danish language courses enabling the candidates to teach in Danish within 2-3 years.

Qualifications
The candidate must

  • Hold a PhD degree (or equivalent), as well as academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding an assistant professorship
  • Document didactic/pedagogic training
  • Have a strong national and international network
  • Have a demonstrated ability to attract funding
  • Be able to work within a team- and collaboration-oriented research environment
  • Be motivated by both individual and team accomplishments

We seek a person who is in line with our IDUN values (www.idun.dtu.dk) and who is highly self-motivated and with a great flair for guiding students. Preferably, you have a PhD degree in pharmaceutical sciences and a proven track record in supervision and planning/execution of courses. You can see the greater picture of the section/department and align with the goals of the section. You enjoy the interaction with team members, collaborators and students. You are a good communicator, and create a positive working environment.

Specifically, we are looking for a candidate that:

  • Has extensive experience in oral drug and vaccine delivery
  • Has intensive track record within microdevices for oral delivery
  • Has the capability of choosing the appropriate in vitro and in vivo models for a given application


Assessment
In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to:

  • Experience and quality of teaching
  • Research impact and experience, funding track record, and research vision
  • Societal impact
  • Documented innovation activities, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • International impact and experience
  • Leadership potential and collaboration
  • Communication skills


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.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Anja Boisen, tel.: +45 45255727.

You can read more about DTU Health Tech at www.healthtech.dtu.dk

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 25 March 2019 (local time).

Apply online at www.career.dtu.dk.

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)
  • CV
  • Teaching and research statement, with a focus on the “Assessment” bullet points listed above
  • Documentation of previous teaching and research, as related to the “Assessment” bullet points listed above
  • List of publications
  • H-index, and ORCID (see e.g. http://orcid.org/)
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)


Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

DTU Health Tech engages in research, education, and innovation base on technical and natural science for the healthcare sector. The Healthcare sector is a globally expanding market with demands for the most advanced technological solutions. DTU Health Tech creates the foundation for companies to develop new and innovative services and products which benefit people and create value for society. DTU Health Techs expertise spans from imaging and biosensor techniques, across digital health and biological modelling, to biopharma technologies.

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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