Postdoc Position: Protein-Chemistry, DTU, Denmark

Study in:Denmark
Deadline: 16 January 2018

Postdoc Position: Protein-Chemistry, DTU, Denmark: The National Food Institute (DTU Food) offers a 2 year position as Postdoc in protein-chemistry within the research area of allergy.

You will be part of the Research Group for Microbes, Health and Allergy at the Division of Diet, Disease Prevention & Toxicology. The research group is a dynamic and highly ambitious research team.

The primary research focus of the allergy research is the relationship between different protein-chemical characteristics of food proteins and their capacity to induce either allergy or tolerance in order to develop new and improved preventive, treatment and diagnostic methods.

We are seeking a motivated and highly talented Postdoc, skilled within protein-chemistry, to join the Research Group for Microbes, Health and Allergy. The postdoctoral researcher will work, in close collaboration with colleagues, on highly interdisciplinary projects within the interface of protein-chemistry, immunology and microbiology.

You will be part of research and innovation projects:

  • Within the area of preventive and treatment strategies for food allergy
  • Involving national as well as international collaborations
  • Involving academic as well as industrial collaboration

Responsibilities and tasks
Your work tasks will be multi-disciplinary, with a primary focus on protein chemistry. You will be involved in different research and innovation projects, where you will work in close collaboration with other researcher and lab technicians. Your main tasks will be:

  • Responsibility for protein-chemical analyses
  • Idea generation and establishment of new methods
  • Dissemination of scientific results, incl. publications
  • Daily supervision of student projects

Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent.

The successful candidate is expected to have solid knowledge and experience within protein-chemistry. The preferred candidate is ambitious, has a high motivation for research excellence and good command of written and spoken English.
Required protein-chemical skills include:

  • Gel electrophoresis
  • Immunoblotting
  • Chromatography
  • Mass spectrometry
  • In silico analyses

Further, preferences will be given to candidates with knowledge within:

  • Immunology
  • Animal models
  • Basic microbiology

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 Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

The workplace will be at the new 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 2 years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Senior Researcher Katrine Lindholm Bøgh +45 3588 7092, e-mail: You can read more about DTU Food on

Application procedure:
Please submit your online application no later than 16 January 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)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

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. 

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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Apply no later than 16 January 2018
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