Postdoc position in electrochemistry-based point of use system for mapping the interaction between...

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 21 Sep 2020

The Nano Bio Integrated Systems group at DTU Bioengineering (NaBIS) is an interdisciplinary group specializing in application-driven research within the fields of biotechnology and environmental monitoring. The group's vision is to integrate micro- and nanoscience in lab-on-a-chip systems to develop novel technologies for biological analysis, medical diagnosis, treatment monitoring, as well as environmental monitoring. The group currently consists of 12 postgraduate and senior members and four master students.<br /><br />We offer an 18 month postdoc position within the multidisciplinary project InRoot. The position concerns the use of electrochemical methods to investigate signaling in plant roots physiological responses to sustain growth and stress resilience.<br /><br />The InRoot project is a broader collaboration between several international universities, aiming at using interdisciplinary approaches connecting plant and bacterial genetics, protein biochemistry, analytical chemistry, and plant physiology with bacterial and plants population biodiversity studies and advanced modeling. The aim and perspective of InRoot are to provide knowledge and tools for evidence-based development of new resilient crops and associated microbial interventions that will improve productivity, reduce the need for fertilizers and pesticides, and alleviate negative environmental impact accompanying our food production. To achieve these overarching objectives, InRoot investigates both the plant and the bacterial contributions to crop resiliency.<br /><br /><strong>Responsibilities and tasks </strong><br />This position will focus on using electrochemical methods probing the mechanisms of intra-and inter-organismal communication, signaling, and resource allocation that regulate the local and systemic responses.<br /><br />You will be responsible for identifying and characterizing the mobile signals/molecules that provide information between different organs in a plant and between plant root and microbiome. We will analyze peptides, RNAs, hormones, metabolites, and other molecules involved in systemic and local responses. Your primary responsibilities will be:<br /> <ul><li>Identification of the most critical parameters to investigate</li><li>Implementing a strategic plan of how to implement this novel technique in plant laboratories</li><li>Development of robust and sensitive electrochemical-based sensor and chip technologies</li><li>Supervise student in electrochemical related project</li><li>Presentation of results, preparation, and submission of manuscripts</li></ul><br /><strong>Qualifications</strong><br />Candidates should have a PhD degree in the field of Physics, Bio- Physics, Engineering, or equivalent.<br /> <ul><li>You have a minimum three years of experience with chip-based electric chemical sensors.</li><li>You have worked with the design and testing of biosensors. You are able to follow and execute biological protocols</li><li>Some experience with paper/ polymer microfluidics is welcomed, but not necessary</li><li>Essential cleanroom experience is welcomed, but not necessary.</li><li>You enjoy working with complex topics</li><li>You are focused on the process as well as the outcome</li><li>You are motivated to work in interdisciplinary teams working towards a common goal</li><li>You have experience in project management and supervision of bachelor and master students</li></ul><br />Flexibility and self-motivation are desired skills at DTU. Besides, we expect you to be interested in collaboration and take personal responsibility for your work.<br /><br /><strong>We offer</strong><br />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.<br /><br /><strong>Salary and terms of employment</strong><br />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.<br /><br />The period of employment is 18 months.<br /><br />You can read more about <a href="http://www.dtu.dk/english/about/job-and-career/working-at-dtu/career-paths" target="_blank">career paths at DTU here</a><strong>.</strong><br /><br /><strong>Further information </strong><br />Further information may be obtained from Winnie E. Svendsen, tel.: +45 31259369, email: wisv@dtu.dk .<br /><br />You can read more about DTU Bioengineering at www.bioengineering.dtu.dk<br /><br /><strong>Application procedure </strong><br />Please submit your online application no later than <strong>21 September 2020 (23:59 local time)</strong>. Apply at <a href="http://www.career.dtu.dk" target="_blank"><br">www.career.dtu.dk</a><br /><br />To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English<strong>:</strong><br /> <ul><li>Application (cover letter)</li><li>CV</li><li>Diploma (MSc/Ph.D.)</li><li>List of publications</li></ul><br />Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.<br /><br />All interested candidates, irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion, or ethnic background, are encouraged to apply.<br /><br /><em>Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) is an international leader in biotechnology and biomedicine. Our engineering approach to all aspects of biotechnology and biomedicine positions us as a valuable player with unique competences in a growing bio-based economy and with health systems transforming towards personalized medicine. We have a clear focus on the needs in the life science industry and point towards innovation, new businesses and scientific services for the benefit of society. The department has extensive collaborations with national and international research units and industry. DTU Bioengineering has approx. 210 employees, of which 2/3 is scientific staff. The department is located at DTU Lyngby Campus.</em><br /><br /><strong><em>Technology for people</em></strong><br /><em>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 12,000 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.</em>


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