Friday, June 11, 2021

Postdoc in Novel Biomaterials for 3D Printed Endocrine Implants

DTU Health Tech is now offering a postdoc position within the development of 3D printed housings for implantation of endocrine cells. You will lead the development and characterization of novel print materials, and perform 3D bio-printing of cell-laden constructs. You will work with experts in their respective fields and train towards becoming an independent research leader.

At DTU, you will become part of an interdisciplinary team of engineers, chemists and biologists that collaborate to achieve larger goals.  Moreover, you will be working closely with leading doctors and researcher at Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet.

Responsibilities and qualifications
We are looking for a creative and ambitious junior researcher with a PhD within chemistry, biochemistry, materials science or similar. You must have demonstrated the ability to perform high quality research.

Your primary responsibilities will be:

  • Perform modification and synthesis of biocompatible hydrogel materials
  • Characterize your materials using spectroscopic and rheological methods
  • Perform bio-conjugate modification of matrix materials with peptides and proteins
  • Implement the materials in micro-extrusion 3D printing

Experience in one or more of these areas is expected.

You will also participate actively in the supervision of bachelor, master, and PhD students.

You will plan and conduct most of your research independently, but at the same time, you will be part of a larger, team-driven project, and should find this exciting. You should be scientifically curious and motivated by overcoming challenges as they occur. You should be a capable communicator in English have solid experience in academic writing.

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 2 years. 

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.  

Further information
Additional information may be obtained from Associate Professor Johan Ulrik Lind,, who leads the Tailored Materials and Tissues Group at the Department of Health Technology. 

You can read more about the Department and about the Tailored Materials and Tissues Group here:

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 8 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 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/PhD)
  • List of publications

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 ├śrsted 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.

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Apply no later than 8 August 2021
Apply for the job at DTU Health Tech by completing the following form.

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