Experienced Assay Developer for Diagnostic Method Development and Project Coordination

Wednesday 02 Jun 21

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We are looking for a skilled and highly innovative assay developer, with strong experience in method development. Someone with excellent organisational skills who can independently initiate and coordinate new projects, whilst maintaining overview and high assay quality.

Centre for Diagnostics (CfD) DTU
The Centre harbors a group that develops new and innovative diagnostic assays in collaboration with DTU institutes, hospitals, universities and the biotech industry. Our technologies are used for biomarker detection, point of care devices (POCT) and other solutions in hospitals. We also develop methods for the agriculture and fish farming industry and our work benefits both people and animals, and thus creates broad value for society.

In addition, CfD operates a commercial diagnostic business, mainly within PCR and serological diagnostics serving hospitals and the veterinary sector.

The job
The position primarily involves the development of new diagnostic methods in project collaboration with hospitals, - universities, DTU institutes and the biotech industry. You will be responsible for coordinating several of these projects by managing method development in the laboratory, securing contracts and other documentation, and you will be responsible for communicating with external stakeholders. Your work will be done in close collaboration with group members involved in similar projects and you will be expected to do hands-on laboratory work with the assistance of our laboratory staff. Moreover, we expect you to stay up-to-date and contribute with, knowledge of the latest state-of-the art diagnostic methods.


The department works quality-assured in accordance with ISO standards, and quality assurance is therefore an important element of working with us.

You will be based in the CfD Development Group that currently consist of an assay developer, a lab technician, two molecular biologist and a postdoc, and soon a business developer. We aim to expand in parallel with our portfolio of projects.

Our expectations for you
We expect you to have the following background and competencies:

  • A Ph.D. in molecular biology, immunology or similar
  • Solid hands-on experience with molecular and immunological techniques such as immune-based assays, LFA development, SPR, RT-qPCR and sequencing
  • Several years of experience with method development, assay optimization, validation and implementation
  • A strong mindset for working quality assured
  • Experience with independent project coordination and budgeting
  • Experience with coordinating the work of laboratory technicians
  • Excellent collaboration skills
  • Efficient and solution-oriented
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills

What we offer in return
A workplace in constant development and with the opportunity for continuous professional and personal development within a great team. In addition, DTU is a family-friendly workplace with an informal and open way of working and flexible working hours. 

Salary and appointment terms
The successful candidate will be employed at DTU in a full-time position. Starting date is as soon as possible.

Terms of appointment and payment according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Federation of Professional Associations (AC) or any other relevant agreement. 

The place of work is primarily Centre for Diagnostics, DTU Health Tech in Lyngby, Building 202.

Application and contact
We must receive your online application no later than the 30 June 2021 (Danish time). Open the link "Apply online", where you fill out the application form and attach a motivated application, CV and diplomas.

If you want more information about the position, you are welcome to contact Head of Development Helene Larsen, e-mail helela@dtu.dk or phone +45 4244 0166 or Assay Developer Sanne Schou Berger, e-mail sasbe@dtu.dk, phone +45 6070 1975.

All interested parties, regardless of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnicity, are encouraged to apply for the position.


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.

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.