Postdoc in in vivo Imaging and Functional Evaluation of Nanoparticles Targeted to the Tumor Microenvironment
DTU - Technical University of Denmark
About the job
Center for Nano-Immune Cell-Engineering (NICE) at DTU Health Tech invites applications for
a postdoctoral position in in vivo imaging and function of nanoparticles delivered to the tumor microenvironment, specifically focusing on evaluating in vivo bio-distribution in blood and tissue and functional capacity of the nanoparticles related to T cell behavior and tumor microenvironment.
NICE is a newly established center funded by Novo Nordisk Fonden’s Challenge Programme 2021. The overall aim of NICE is to change the way we treat cancer today by solving the challenges associated with CAR T-cell therapy. The successful candidate will join our interdisciplinary team comprising of excellent material scientists, immunologists and molecular biologists.
Responsibilities and tasks
The candidate will be responsible for establishing in vivo models to evaluate tissue distribution of nanoparticles and functional capacity on tumor microenvironment. The main tasks include:
Establishin vivo models to evaluate nanoparticle mediated delivery and functional impact on the tumor microenvironment;
Establish molecular imaging methods to evaluate nanoparticle bio-distributionin vivo;
Disseminate and communicate the results through journal and conference publications;
Assist in lab management, student supervision and funding application.
The candidate must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) ideally in immunology, medical imaging, nanotechnology or related disciplines.
The candidate should have solid skills inin vivo models, molecular imaging (e.g. PET/CT), and microscopy.
The candidate should demonstrate evidence of self-driven and independent research capability, good problem-solving skills, excellent writing and communication skills, an interest in working in an interdisciplinary environment, and a strong motivation to succeed within the competitive research field.
What we offer in return
We offer an exciting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research and innovation. There are good possibilities for both professional and personal growth. We offer a great flexibility in the position. In the area of technical and natural sciences, DTU is one of the leading research and education institutions in Europe.
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 according to your experience and seniority. The period of employment is 2 years.
The position will be based at the DTU Lyngby Campus, Denmark, and will start as soon as possible.
Application and assessment
Please submit your online application no later than 1 September 2021 (Danish 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 in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English. The file must include:
Cover letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project.
Curriculum vitae including relevant information on previous employment, research training, experience and competencies, teaching experience, list of scientific publications, conference presentations and personal references.
Diploma: Authorized copies of BSc, MSc, and PhD diplomas, and transcript of grades (an official translation into English).
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
DTU Health Tech
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. The department has a scientific staff of about 210 persons, 130 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 160 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 vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 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.