Associate Professor in Supramolecular Polymer Chemistry

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 29 Jun 2022

The Section for Biotherapeutic Engineering and Drug Targeting at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) offers a position at the level of associate professor within the area of drug delivery and supramolecular polymer chemistry.

The Section for Biotherapeutic Engineering and Drug Targeting employs more than 40 scientists at all levels and is part of the Department of Health Technology (DTU Health Tech). Our projects have a clear translational path and entail elements of synthetic chemistry, formulation development, physicochemical characterization, in vitro testing, and efficacy testing in animal models. Several spinout-companies have already been initiated based on technology developed in our section. We focus on development of novel materials, cell therapies, vaccines, radiopharmaceuticals, and pharmaceutical actives for treatments in the space of cancer, infectious and chronic deceases.

The multi-disciplinary research conducted by the Section for Biotherapeutic Engineering and Drug Targeting is done in collaboration with several international networks, Danish hospitals, and with industry.

If you are interested in advancing a career at the interface of chemistry, cancer immunotherapy, and soft nanomaterials, this could be the opportunity you are looking for. DTU Health Tech invites applications for an associate professor within polymer chemistry, to advance new materials for use in molecular biology and immunology.

Responsibilities and qualifications
Candidates must be able to demonstrate a solid scientific knowledge and research experience in at least one of the following areas:

  • Design of novel strategies used in the field of drug delivery vehicles, vaccines, and biomimetic hydrogels. The candidate should ideally cover aspect from chemical synthesis to in vitro and in vivo testing.
  • Design, synthesis, and use of polymers as tools for solubilizing membrane proteins, e.g. for use in cryo electron microscopy. The candidate’s expertise should ideally span computational aided design, synthetic methodology in controlled radical polymerizations, and in vitro testing.

We expect the successful candidate to participate in both fundamental and advanced-level education of students, in cooperation with the other scientific staff, and to contribute actively to the theoretical and experimental research within the Department.

The position will involve teaching in existing relevant courses and developing new course material on topics around drug delivery and supramolecular polymer chemistry. Teaching can be in collaboration with relevant DTU departments.

DTU employs two working languages: Danish and English. You are expected to be fluent in at least one of these languages, and in time are expected to master both.

As formal qualification you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) as well as academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding an assistant professorship and documented didactic/pedagogic training.

You will be assessed against the responsibilities and qualifications stated above and the following general criteria:

  • Experience and quality of teaching
  • Research experience
  • Research vision and potential
  • International impact and experience
  • Societal impact
  • Innovativeness, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • Leadership, collaboration, and interdisciplinary skills
  • Communication skills

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.

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Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor and Head of Section, Jonas Rosager Henriksen, tel.: +45 4058 2866.

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Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 29 June 2022 (Danish time). Apply online here: Positions at DTU Health Tech. 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:

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Applications 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.

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, 140 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 13,400 students and 5,800 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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