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Postdoc Fellowship to Develop Advanced Micro-nano-bio Systems for Fast Diagnosis

Applicants are invited to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship position in molecular biology at Technical University of Denmark. The funds for this position are available for 2 years. Applications are welcome before March 20, 2019.

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark (DTU Food) conducts cross-disciplinary research on public health in relation to nutrition, food safety, environment and health. Activities include research, risk assessments, advisory to Danish, EU and international authorities and industry of food products throughout the food chain -from farm to table and the impact on human health. The institute monitors national food consumption patterns and food safety, and diagnostic services. The Laboratory of Applied Micro and Nanotech (LAMINATE) at DTU-Food invite applications for a Postdoc fellowship positions to develop advanced micro-nano-bio systems for fast diagnosis.

The candidate will work for SMARTDIAGNOS an EU funded projects under Horizon 2020 framework program. It involves 10 partners from five different European countries. Sepsis is a big public health issue not only in the EU but also worldwide because of its high incidence, mortality and economic cost. Sepsis diagnosis remains one of the greatest clinical challenges in critical care. The SMARTDIAGNOS aims at advancing sepsis diagnosis by simplifying the current clinical analysis methods and integrating the numerous steps, including sample preparation, DNA amplification and optical detection, into a single plastic cartridge that will be inserted in an instrument. A number of cutting-edge micro-nano-bio and bio-photonic technologies will be developed. The intended diagnostic tool will enable fast and accurate identification of sepsis-related pathogens and their antibiotic resistance profiles, so that effective antimicrobial therapy can be initiated.

The main task of the position is to cover the biological aspects. The work includes: (1) development of new sample concentration method to capture pathogens; (2) development of multiplexed PCR or other isothermal amplification technologies for identification of a large-panel of pathogens; (3) implementation of the develop assays on lab-on-a-chip platform; (4) collaboration with other partners on system integration and evaluation using biological samples. The successful applicant for the postdoc position should have a background (PhD degree or equivalent) in Molecular Biology or related disciplines, with a strong background in sample preparation and molecular techniques that includes: PCR, RT-PCR and other Isothermal amplification such as Loop Mediated Isothermal amplification, Immuno-based (applied antigen/antibodies/ aptamer) for sample purification and concentration. Experiences with microarray, immuno-based, aptamer and lab-on-a-chip systems will be considered as an advantage. The candidate should demonstrate evidence of self-driven and independent prior research productivity, excellent collaboration and communication skills, an interest in working in an interdisciplinary research environment, and a strong motivation to succeed within a competitive research field. We offer an exciting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research and innovation. There are good possibilities for professional and personal growth. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world. DTU Food and DTU offer state-of-the-art laboratory facilities for all parts of the project.

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.

The assessment of the applicants will be made by an assessment committee chaired by Prof. Dang Duong Bang. All applications will be reviewed to generate a short list of candidates. Potential candidates will be contacted for interview. The appointment of the postdoc position is based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The period of employment is 1 year with the possibility for a year extension (total 2 years).

The start date of the positions is April 1st2019. The positions will be based at the DTU Food Institute atKemitorvet, Building 204 DK 2800 Lyngby Denmark.

Further information may be obtained from Prof. Dang Duong Bang (45) 3588 7382 (office) or ( 45) 2282 2318 (mobile); e-mail:ddba@food.dtu.dk. You can read more about DTU Food on

Please submit your online application no later than 20 March 2019. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form.

The National Food Institute (DTU Food) is a research institute at the DTU with approx. 270 employees. The Institute consists of six divisions: Food Chemistry, Industrial Food Research, Nutrition, Food Microbiology and Production, Epidemiology & Microbial Genomics, and Toxicology & Risk Assessment. The Institute focuses on public health in relation to nutrition, food safety, environment and health. Activities include research, risk assessments, advisory to Danish, EU and international authorities and industry of food products throughout the food chain -from farm to table and the impact on human health. The institute monitors national food consumption patterns and food safety, and diagnostic services.


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