Sunday, June 13, 2021

Postdoc in Biochemistry and structural biology of cholesterol transport proteins for the discovery of new small molecule inhibitors


A postdoc fellowship in protein biochemistry and structural biology funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation is available at the Department of Chemistry at The Technical University of Denmark (DTU). The project will be under the supervision of Associate Professor Luca Laraia and will start on September 1st 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will join a young research team working at the interface of chemistry and biology.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The successful applicant for this position will become a vital element of the research programme of the laboratory. Their work should lead to the establishment of a biophysical and biochemical assay platform needed for identifying and validating inhibitors of cholesterol transport proteins. The project will be carried out in close collaboration with the group of Professor J. Preben Morth, based at the department for Biotechnology and Biomedicine at DTU.

Candidates should have a PhD in biochemistry or related discipline together with a knowledge of biochemistry and biophysical methods such as dynamic scanning fluorimetry, fluorescence polarization and FRET. Thorough knowledge of protein expression and purification will be necessary and it will be advantageous to have general knowledge of bacteriological methods, cloning, protein engineering and x-ray crystallography. The candidate should be highly motivated, able to work independently and should be confident in both written and spoken English. The applicant should strive towards scientific excellence, be ambitious and hard working.

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 position is available for 24 months in the first instance and will start on September 1st  2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further questions about the project should be directed to Luca Laraia, email: or phone: 0045 45252495

Please do not send applications to this e-mail address, instead apply online as described below.

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

Please submit your online application no later than 2 July 2021 (Danish time).

Please note that applicants will be evaluated on an ongoing basis.

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 (including a list of publications and contact details for 2-3 references)
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

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

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Apply no later than 2 July 2021
Apply for the job at DTU Chemistry by completing the following form.

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