MSCA-DN GlyCanDrug: DC5. PhD scholarship in Combotope-specific single chain fragments (scFv) antibodies by Phage Display Technologies.

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 01 Jan 2024

27 Nov 2023
Job Information

Technical University Of Denmark

Department of Chemistry
Research Field

Chemistry » Organic chemistry
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First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

1 Jan 2024 - 23:59 (Europe/Copenhagen)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Hours Per Week

Offer Starting Date

1 Feb 2024
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Offer Description

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A PhD studentship in Combotope-specific single chain fragments (scFv) antibodies by Phage Display Technologies, funded by the HORIZON Europe Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Networks (MSCA-DN) project GlyCanDrug, is available at Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine at Technical University of Denmark (DTU). The project will be under the supervision of Professor Andreas Hougaard-Laustsen-Kiel and, Dr. Ola Blixt (co-supervisor, Combotope Therapeutics).

Project Description and responsibilities:

DC5 is responsible for several tasks related to the development of cutting-edge anti-combotope scFv antibodies as part of the GlyCanDrug program. The main objectives of DC5 includes preparation of synthetic combotope peptides, Implement and further develop the iDEAL phage display antibody discovery platform, molecular-level study of combotope/scFv interactions, specificity assessment and targeting validation using various engineered cancer cell models and human patient tissue samples including scFv-functionalized liposomes and scFv-engineered NK cells. This training will involve understanding the implications of scFv antibodies as potential chimeric antigen receptors (CAR) to enhance NK cells' ability to kill cancer cells. The work conducted by DC5 will contribute to the ambitious studies of the GlyCanDrug program and lay the groundwork for future implementation beyond the project's duration.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see DTU's rules for the PhD education .

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.

Further information
Further questions about the project should be directed to Andreas H. Laustsen-Kiel [email protected] or Ola Blixt [email protected] or [email protected] .  

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark . Furthermore, you have the option of joining our monthly free seminar “PhD relocation to Denmark and startup “Zoom” seminar ” for all questions regarding the practical matters of moving to Denmark and working as a PhD at DTU.

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Research Field
Chemistry » Organic chemistry
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent


Research Field
Chemistry » Organic chemistry

Internal Application form(s) needed
GlyCanDrug_DC5 position.PDF
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GlyCanDrug_General call for applicationsApplication form_Euraxess.PDF
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Technical University of Denmark, Department of Chemistry
Postal Code
Kemitorvet 207

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Kgs. Lyngby, Copenhagen

Kemitorvet 207
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