Postdoc position with focus on Protein Adsorption to Nanoparticles and its Effects in Drug Delivery Applications

A postdoc position is available within biophysics and drug delivery. The purpose of the position is to characterize the adsorption of proteins to nanoparticles to understand how it affects the efficacy of nanoparticle-based drug delivery systems.

The successful candidate will have a background in experimental biophysics. The project is funded by the Lundbeck Foundation and is part of the Lundbeck Foundation Initiative on Brain Barriers and Drug Delivery. The position is part of the Center for Nanomedicine and Theranostics and the Colloids and Biological Interface group at the Department of Micro and Nanotechnology – DTU Nanotech.

Qualifications
The project is focused on characterization of protein adsorption to nanoparticles to understand its effects on the biological fate of nanoparticle-based drug delivery systems. It is a necessity that the candidate has substantial experience in experimental biophysics. In particular, the candidate should have excessive experience with fluorescence correlation spectroscopy. The candidate should preferentially also have experience with handling of peptides and proteins. Additionally, the candidate should ideally have experience with liposomes, as they are the preferred choice of nanoparticles.

The applicants should hold a PhD degree in the relevant mentioned areas. All applicants should have a strong interest in working experimentally in a cross-disciplinary environment and have very good collaboration skills. Strong communication skills are an advantage and a strong academic record is a requirement. The applicants should strive towards scientific excellence, be ambitious and hard working. Only applicants with great talent and a possibility to be among the brightest in their field will be considered.

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, public-sector consultancy and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

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 duration of the position is 2 years.

Further information
Additional information may be obtained from Professor Thomas L. Andresen, phone (+45) 4525 8168, e-mail: thomas.andresen@nanotech.dtu.dk

You can read more about DTU Nanotech on www.nanotech.dtu.dk.

Application procedure:
Please submit your online application no later than 13 December 2014. 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 (an official translation into English)
  • List of publications

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

Interviews are expected to be held immediately after application deadline. The starting date is as soon as possible.

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

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