PhD scholarship within Immunotherapy of Cancer and Drug Delivery

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PhD position within Immunotherapy of Cancer and Drug Delivery is available in the Colloids & Biological interface group (CBIO) at DTU Health Technology.

The section for Biotherapeutic Engineering and Drug Targeting invites applicants for a fully funded 3-year PhD position in cancer immunotherapy and drug delivery systems.

The interplay between the immune system, stromal cells and cancer cells has been compellingly established as a central parameter in all aspects of cancer progression and successful therapeutic elimination. The CBIO group is focused on improving drug delivery systems and vaccine technologies for anti-cancer immunotherapy. The topic of the open PhD position falls within this line of research, and has the ambitious focus of inventing novel methods to improve cancer immunotherapy.

Responsibilities and tasks
The PhD position focuses on development of drug delivery systems that target immune cells to induce potent and durable anti-cancer responses. The focus in the project is to investigate targeting of immune cell subsets, evaluate cellular immune responses and investigate immune cell polarization in cancerous tissue. The challenging project requires a highly motivated candidate that can be part of an international level research team and both work independently and as part of a team. The candidates should have a background in immunology or similar experience.

Candidates should have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) in engineering or master’s degree in relevant life sciences, chemistry or equivalent (strong focus on immuno-oncology is a plus but not a prerequisite).

In addition, applicants should:

  • Have excellent communication skills in English, oral and written
  • Be comfortable in working within interdisciplinary fields

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 the DTU PhD Guide .

The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Thomas L. Andresen, Associate Professor Jonas R. Henriksen and Senior Researcher Anders E. Hansen.

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 appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

The student will be based at DTU Health Technology, DTU Lyngby Campus.

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Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Jonas R. Henriksen, email: ; tel.: +45 4058 2866.

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Please submit your online application no later than

13 December 2019 (local 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: 
  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here )

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master's degree but cannot begin before having received it.

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, 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.

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