Postdoc Position: Mass spectrometry-based proteomic approaches for identifying new sterol target proteins, DTU, Denmark

Study in:Denmark
Deadline: 4 February 2018

Postdoc Position: Mass spectrometry-based proteomic approaches for identifying new sterol target proteins: A postdoc fellowship in mass spectrometry-based proteomics funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation is available at the Department of Chemistry. The project will be under the supervision of Luca Laraia and will start on April 1st or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will join a newly established, young research team, which is a part of the Chemical Biology group.

Project Description
The successful candidate will establish mass spectrometry-based methods for identifying and validating protein targets of sterols and other natural products. This will include pull-downs with small molecule probes and thermal proteome profiling. The project will be carried out in close collaboration with the DTU proteomics core, which is based at the Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering).

The successful candidate should have a PhD in chemical biology, biochemistry, biotechnology or a similar subject with extensive prior experience in mass spectrometry-based proteomics. Experience in synthetic organic chemistry would be an advantage but is not essential. The candidate should be highly motivated, able to work independently and should be confident in both written and spoken English. The applicant should strive towards scientific excellence, be ambitious and hard working.

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 an academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

The position is available for 21 months in the first instance.

Further information
Further questions about the project should be directed to Luca Laraia, email: or +45 4525 2495.

Please do not send applications to this e-mail address, instead apply online as described below.

Please submit your online application no later than 4 February 2018.

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)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their PhD, but cannot begin before having received it.

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

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 11,000 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.

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