PhD Positions Within Immunotherapy of Cancer and Drug Delivery

A new PhD position in nanotechnology is available at Technical University of Denmark. The funds for this position are available for 3 years. Applications are invited up to October 12, 2018.

The group of colloids and biologic surfaces at DTU Nanotech invites applications from excellent candidates for several 3-year PhD positions funded by the Novo Nordisk synergy grant.

Cancer research have firmly established the importance of interplay between immune system, stromal cells and cancer cells in progression or eradication of cancer. The research group is focused on improving drug delivery of immunotherapeutics for cancer therapy. The open PhD positions are within the different focus areas of the group with a ambitious focus of inventing novel methods to improve cancer immunotherapy.

Responsibilities and tasks

The PhD positions are in the following projects, two PhD positions are available for project A.

We seek highly motivated candidates to be part of an international level research team. You should be able to work independently as well as part of a team.


Candidates should have a master’s degree in engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineering.

In addition, applicants should:

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.


The assessment of applications will be made by Postdoc Lars Ringgaard Petersen, Postdoc Anders Elias Hansen and Professor Thomas Lars Andresen.

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.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information

Further information may be obtained from Postdoc Lars Ringgaard Petersen, tel.: +45 6141 4175 or

You can read more about DTU Nanotech at


Please submit your online application no later than 12 October 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 out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

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

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. 270 staff members. With 40 % international employees, the department constitutes an international environment.


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