Research Assistant Supporting Industrial Collaborations within Novel Cancer Therapies

torsdag 22 jul 21

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A research assistant position is now available in the Colloids and Biological Interfaces (CBIO) group at DTU Health Technology. We are seeking a motivated and talented colleague to help develop our research in preclinical cancer therapy.

As a research assistant, you will be part of a highly driven and cross-disciplinary research environment consisting of skilled researchers with a strong background in both immunology and cancer therapy. During your employment, you will get the chance to be part of multiple projects within advanced drug delivery platforms for cancer therapy. You will be part of a newly established team collaborating with biotech companies from the US, and thus you will get insight into driving industrial/academic partnerships. 

Responsibilities and qualifications
Your main role will be to support our preclinical research in cancer therapies, and thus you will perform both in vitro and in vivo studies. You will work with a broad range of experimental techniques such as:

  • RNA isolation and qPCR
  • Cell line and primary cell cultures
  • Flow cytometry
  • Efficacy studies in murine cancer models
  • Extraction of tissues and ex vivo analysis

We seek a talented and engaged researcher, who is able to work independently in the laboratory and uphold a high scientific level. You must also have good communication skills (written as well as oral) as well as capacity to support other members of the team. In return, we promise a rewarding and fun work environment with lots of challenges and possibilities to develop your skillset.

As a formal qualification, you must have a master’s degree in Human Biology, Biotechnology, Immunology or equivalent. In addition, FELASA certification (ABD) is a prerequisite for applying to this position and experience with animal work is preferred. Hands-on experience with flow cytometry and murine tumor models is considered an advantage.

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 Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 1 year.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.  

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Postdoc Ditte Jæhger, at +45 2683 1485 or  

You can read more about DTU Health Tech at and our research group at Colloids and Biological Interfaces (CBIO).    

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.  

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 5 August 2021 (Danish time).We will review incoming applications continuously.

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
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc)
  • FELASA certificate

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

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.