Postdoc in Intestinal Molecular Microbiology at Technical University of Denmark

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral researcher position in transplantation to join Technical University of Denmark, Denmark. Successful candidate will have funding to work and study for 5 years in Denmark. The deadline for applying is March 03, 2019.

The National Food Institute (DTU Food) offers a 3.5 years position as postdoc in molecular microbiology and ecology of the intestine.

You will be part of the Research group for Gut, Microbes and Health. We offer an ambitious, dynamic and sociable research environment with lots of exiting challenges and opportunities.

The postdoctoral position is affiliated to two different projects within our research group. The project 'Novel alternatives to antibiotics by mining human gut microbiome data' (1 year) has as its goal to identify novel substances with antibiotic effects, based on metagenomic data from human fecal samples. This is a collaboration with bioinformaticians at Copenhagen University, and your part will be focused on wet-lab evaluations of inhibitory effects of the novel substances.

The other project that you will work on, is 'Center for Fecal Microbiota Transplantation' (2.5 years). This is a collaboration with Aarhus University Hospital, and your part will revolve around sequence-based and other analyses of samples from patients suffering from infection with Clostridium difficile, and transplanted with feces from healthy donors.

You will work in a multi-disciplinary team and will be responsible for driving the progress of the microbiological work within the two projects described above.

Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent.

We expect that you have a solid background in life science and intestinal microbial ecology.

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 appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

The workplace will be at the Life Science & Bioengineering building specifically designed to accommodate and facilitate our activities. The building is located at the DTU main campus in Kgs. Lyngby at the outskirt of Copenhagen.

The period of employment is 3.5 years. Anticipated starting date is April 1st.

Further information may be obtained from Professor and research group leader Tine Rask Licht +45 3588 7186, can read more about DTU Food on

Please submit your online application no later than 3 March2019 (Local time). (Only applications submitted this way will be considered, thus please do not apply directly to the research group leader).

To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form.

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

DTU Food (The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark) works within six technical focus areas: Biotechnology, nutrition, food quality, food safety, food technology and environment & human health. Activities cover a wide range of food products throughout the entire food chain from farm to table, comprising both research activities and research-based consulting and teaching.


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