Postdoc in Oral Protein Delivery using Microdevices

torsdag 29 aug 19

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Frist 15. oktober 2019
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The ’Drug delivery and Sensor’ section at DTU Health tech wishes to employ a postdoc within the framework of the highly interdisciplinary Center of Excellence - IDUN. The successful candidate will play a leading role in the oral drug delivery activities in the section, interacting with several section members working in different disciplines, such as optics, biochemistry, biology, microfluidics, pharmacology and polymer science.

The position is on the design, preparation and characterization of oral microdevice-based delivery systems for peptides and proteins like e.g. insulin.  Previously, we have worked with the concept of microcontainer devices. Here, new designs as well as combinations of permeation enhancers and proteins will be explored.

Responsibilities and tasks
You will be responsible for our in vitro and in vivo characterization of microdevices for oral insulin/protein drug delivery – primarily using microdevices fabricated in polymers. You will be designing the devices in close collaboration with our microfabrication specialist and in vivo imaging will be performed in collaboration with one of our PhD students. The work involves handling of micrometer sized devices as well as developing technologies for loading, coating and handling of the devices. You will be responsible for teaching activities at our summer schools.

Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent.

We seek a person who is in line with our IDUN values ( and who is highly self-motivated and with a great flair for guiding students. Preferably you have a PhD degree in pharmaceutical sciences, medicine or biomedical engineering – with experience in small animal testing. Ideally, you have previously worked in a multidisciplinary project and you have some knowledge of microfabricated devices and delivery of proteins. You enjoy the interaction with team members, collaborators and students and you are a good communicator.

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 terms of employment
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 18 months.

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Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Anja Boisen, tel.: +45 4525 5727.

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Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 15 October 2019 (local 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: 

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

Department of Health Technology bring over 300 scientist from various fields including electrochemistry, material science, human & veterinary science, chemistry, bioinformatics, electrical engineering and bioengineering together into a vibrant research community with the grand goal of fostering new engineering solutions to improve the quality of healthcare and to address the impending challenges associated with the rapidly aging population.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.