Postdoc in Nanomedicine and Targeted Vaccine Delivery

Monday 21 Jun 21

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Center for Nano-Immune Cell-Engineering (NICE) at DTU Health Tech invites applications for a postdoctoral position in nanomedicine/targeted vaccine delivery, focusing on in vivo stimulation of immune cells.

NICE is a newly established center funded by Novo Nordisk Fonden’s Challenge Programme 2021. The overall aim of NICE is to change the way we treat cancer today by solving the challenges associated with CAR T-cell therapy. The successful candidate will join our interdisciplinary team comprising of excellent material scientists, immunologists and molecular biologists.

Responsibilities and tasks
The candidate will be responsible for developing novel vaccine-delivering nanoparticles to promote the expansion and persistence of immune cells. The main tasks include:

  • Design, formulate and characterize the vaccine delivery systems;
  • Coordinate with other team members to evaluate the vaccine delivery systems both in vitro and in vivo;
  • Disseminate and communicate the results through journal and conference publications;  
  • Assist in lab management, student supervision and funding application.


  • The candidate must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) ideally in nanotechnology, polymer science, pharmaceutical, or related disciplines.
  • The candidate should have solid skills in nanomaterial synthesis and characterization, and strong background in formulation and biological evaluation of drug delivery systems.  
  • Experiences with delivery systems for immunotherapy will be considered as an advantage.
  • The candidate should demonstrate evidence of self-driven and independent research capability, good problem-solving skills, excellent writing and communication skills, an interest in working in an interdisciplinary environment, and a strong motivation to succeed within the competitive research field.

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 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 according to your experience and seniority.  The period of the contract is 1 year and will start as soon as possible. 

The position will be based at the DTU Lyngby Campus, Denmark

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Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor. Yi Sun,

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Application and assessment
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than Friday, 6 August 2021 (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 in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English. The file must include: 

  • Cover letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project.
  • Curriculum vitae including relevant information on previous employment, research training, experience and competencies, teaching experience, list of scientific publications, conference presentations and personal references.
  • Diploma: Authorized copies of BSc, MSc, and PhD diplomas, and transcript of grades (an official translation into English).
  • List of publications

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

The applicants will be assessed by Associate Professor Yi Sun and Professor Sine Reker Hadrup ( Potential candidates will be contacted for interview.

DTU Health Tech
DTU Health Tech engages in research, education, and innovation base on technical and natural science for the healthcare sector. The Healthcare sector is a globally expanding market with demands for the most advanced technological solutions. DTU Health Tech creates the foundation for companies to develop new and innovative services and products which benefit people and create value for society. DTU Health Techs expertise spans from imaging and biosensor techniques, across digital health and biological modelling, to biopharma technologies. The department has a scientific staff of about 210 persons, 130 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 160 persons, of which a large majority contributes to our research infrastructure and related commercial activities.

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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.