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PhD scholarship in Tracking of the immune response in latent infectious
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A 3-year fully funded PhD position is available in the Disease Systems
Immunology Group at DTU Bioengineering, Technical University of Denmark with
focus on development of a single-cell pipeline to track immune responses in
latent infectious diseases, such as Tuberculosis.
We are looking for a super talented candidate who can carry out an independent
PhD project, and holds the ambition and commitment to achieve excellence in a
collaborative environment of highly qualified and dedicated postdocs, PhD
students and technical personnel. The project involves collaborations with
external research groups of high international standard, and extensive
Responsibilities and qualifications
As a PhD student you will:
Develop and be responsible for the project-related single-cell analysis
Validate and interpret data, and be involved in managing the data
infrastructure and in analyzing the data
Lead and contribute to publication of research papers together with
supervisors and project partners
Network with internal and external colleagues and collaborators, and take
active part in our dedicated research groups
Represent our work at conferences and scientific meetings
Take active part in outreach activities in collaboration with the funding
You must have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar
degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree.
Specific qualifications: Experience with handling of pathogens, primary cell
work, and well-trained in immunology. Have good communication skills,
excellent command of English (written and spoken), be very collaborative,
self-motivated and able to organize your tasks.
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 DTU's rules for the PhD education.
The assessment of the applicants will be made by main supervisor, Professor
Susanne Brix Pedersen, Technical University of Denmark.
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 may be obtained from Professor Susanne Brix Pedersen,
tel.: +45 4525 2784.
You can read more about DTU Bioengineering at
https: // www. bioengineering.dtu.dk/.
If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in
Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 20 January
2022 (Danish 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:
A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma including official description of
You may apply prior to obtaining your master's degree but cannot begin
before having received it.
Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability,
religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering)
addresses challenges of societal and scientific importance through basic and
applied research, teaching, scientific consultancy and dissemination of
knowledge within the areas of microbiology, biomedicine and biotechnology.
The department's research lies within the areas of biochemistry, biophysics,
molecular, structural and cellular biology, enzymology, immunology, microbial
ecology and physiology, natural product chemistry, modelling nanotechnology
The department mission is, based on a fundamental and technological
understanding of biological and molecular systems, to provide research,
innovation, education, scientific services and dissemination of knowledge in
the areas biotechnology and biomedicine.
The department vision is, as an international leader in research, education
and innovation in biotechnology and biomedicine, to advance the state-of-the-
art in sustainable bioprocesses and contribute to the improvement of human
Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and
study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the
global challenges formulated in the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and
create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision
lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an
international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working
environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we
collaborate with the best universities around the world.