Senior Researcher in Oral Drug Delivery

Technical University of Denmark - DTU National Food Institute

A post as senior researcher is available for occupations as of 1 November or as soon as possible thereafter.   The position is in the Microbial Biotechnology and Biorefining Research Group, DTU National Food Institute. The group’s research activities are centered on both fundamental and applied biotechnology, with the view to establishing a basis for effective bioconversion of a wide range of renewable feedstocks into useful industrial products. Our research focuses on the entire value chain from raw material, pre-treatment, engineering and adaption of both bacterial and yeast strains as microbial cell factories, fermentation optimization and product characterization. The job will focus on a new area within the research group, which is the development of a bacterial oral drug delivery platform with both in vitro and in vivo work related to allergy, diabetes, obesity as well as Inflammatory bowels disease. 

Responsibilities and tasks
For the senior researcher, the position includes a leading role in developing and leading the new research area (oral drug delivery), establishing new alliances, and developing applications for external funding. Furthermore, senior researcher is expected to have experience in patenting and innovation. A success criteria is developing innovative solutions that can be applied in society and industry. 

The senior researcher is expected to have knowledge on scientific studies within allergy, diabetes/obesity and bacterial oral drug delivery and to take a leading role in publishing the scientific results that will be achieved. 

As the research area is established, teaching may be an increasing task in the job. Focus will be on teaching bachelor and graduate students in courses Biological Chemistry taught in Danish as well as in English. Furthermore, supervising and supporting doctoral students and early career team members will also be a central task.

The position includes international collaboration and collaboration with internal stakeholders at DTU’s other institutes as well as internally at DTU Food. In particular collaboration with colleagues and partners in the Alleviate project, an Innovation Fund Denmark project.

Candidates must 

  • hold a PhD degree or equivalent as well as academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding a position as Researcher or Postdoc.
  • document didactic/pedagogic training 

Applicants are expected to have: 

  • Proven scientific qualifications in the area RNA biology, intestinal biology, diabetes and IBD.
  • Experience in the field of allergy as well as in-depth knowledge of peanut allergy and recombinant production.
  • Proven experience with both in vivo and in vitro work.
  • Experience or interest for teaching at university level and supervision experience of B.Eng., B.Sc., M.Sc. and PhD level.
  • Proven start-up experience within life science and clean tech.
  • Fluently in speaking, writing and understanding English and Danish – or willingness to learn Danish within few years

Application procedure
To apply, please read the full job advertisement at

Application deadline: 15 August 2017. 

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