Senior Researcher in vivo Drug Delivery and Theranostics in Immunology, Inflammation and Cancer
DTU Nanotech conducts cross-disciplinary research where micro- and nanotechnology is applied to a wide range of scientific disciplines as well as applications. The colloids and biological interfaces (CBIO) group is focused on nanoparticle design, synthesis, biophysical characterization and biological evaluation. The focus is on the fundamental properties of these systems from a basic research perspective.
The CBIO group at DTU Nanotech wishes to employ a senior scientist in highly interdisciplinary projects focusing on drug delivery research within the areas of cancer, immunotherapy, infection and inflammation. The main task will be to explore and develop advanced in vivo models and systems to investigate and evaluate drug delivery and biological and disease mechanisms. The work will include in vivo molecular imaging, including; PET, CT, MR, Fluorescence and bioluminescence imaging, experimental surgical procedures and preclinical radiation therapy.
Responsibilities and tasks
The work will be carried out in close collaboration with different research groups and, within the framework of the Center for Nanomedicine and Theranostics. You will play a leading role in the in vivo research and biological analyses and related activities in the CBIO group, interacting with several members working in different disciplines, such as chemistry, biochemistry, biology, pharmacology and pathology. The job involves co-supervision of PhD and master students as well writing of research grant proposals. In the CBIO group, we believe in openness, inclusiveness, having ambitions, making a difference and collaboration. We are looking for a person who can subscribe to these values.
We expect that you:
- have an ability to motivate colleagues to be at their best and achieve ambitious goals will contribute to the ambitious research goals of the CBIO group
- demonstrate good interpersonal skills and a visible interest in making people grow.
- engage in supervison and mentoring of students.
The project is highly interdisciplinary and we expect that you enjoy teamwork and are good at coordinating your work with your colleagues.
- hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) as well as academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding a position as Researcher or Postdoc.
You hold a PhD within the area of biological science (e.g. veterinary medicine, biology, medicine or human biology) and have several years’ experience in multidisciplinary work environment in drug delivery, molecular imaging, pathology and disease mechanisms (cancer, immunology, inflammation, infectious disease). Strong track record in these areas are a requirement.
Solid background in molecular imaging techniques, in vivo evaluation of drug delivery and efficacy, preclinical radiation and medical oncology, medical devices, cell based assays (flow cytometry and FACS) and microscopy. Additionally, the applicant must have a strong knowledge on disease mechanisms and pathology to support and guide the interdisciplinary collaboration and projects in the group.
Prior experience with supervising PhD students and being involved in interdisciplinary, collaborative projects is an advantage.
Furthermore, a strong interest in drug delivery and application in the research areas of the CBIO group. We are looking for an independent researcher who works accurately and feels comfortable in a collaborative environment, and who is willing and qualified to take on a larger coordination role within our in vivo activities. Besides these skills, we appreciate that:
- You enjoy supervision and you’re a highly regarded for both you scientific as well your interpersonal skills
- You are flexible and self-motivated.
- You thrive on collaboration and teamwork
- You believe in dialogue and feedback as the best foundation for sound decision making
In the assessment of the candidates consideration will be given to:
- 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
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 an 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 with the relevant union.
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Further information may be obtained from Thomas Lars Andresen, tel.: +45 4525 8168.
You can read more about DTU Nanotech on www.nanotech.dtu.dk.
Please submit your online application no later than 26 February 2018 (Local time). 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 in one PDF file.
The file must include:
- Application (cover letter)
- Views regarding research based on the “Assessment” bullets
- Documentation of previous teaching and research based on the “Assessment” bullets
- 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 interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
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