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DTU Tenure Track Researcher in Intestinal Microbial Physiology at DTU, Denmark 2022


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General Info

Position: Researcher
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: Subject to norms

DTU Food
Technical University of Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

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Qualification Details

We expect that you have a background in life science and microbial physiology.

Required skills include:

  • Solid understanding of basic microbiology and bacterial growth physiology
  • Knowledge about microbial metabolism and host-microbe interaction
  • Experience with in vitro systems simulating the human intestine

You must contribute to the teaching of courses. 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).

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

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

Responsibilities/Job Description

You will be part of the Research group for Gut, Microbes and Health. We offer an ambitious, dynamic and sociable research environment with lots of exiting challenges and opportunities.

Responsibilities and qualificationsYour overall focus will be to strengthen the competences of the research group within regulation of microbial growth and metabolism in the human gut environment.

You will work in a multi-disciplinary team and will be responsible for establishment of model systems for investigation of the impact of abiotic intestinal factors on bacterial metabolism of dietary compounds. You will be involved in the supervision of PhD, master and bachelor students affiliated to the research group. The candidate we seek is ambitious and capable of working highly independently, takes responsibility for progress and quality of results, and is motivated by both personal and team accomplishments.

The work will involve:

  • Implementation, validation and application of flow-systems simulating bacterial communities in the gut environment of humans.
  • Designing experiments and platforms for testing effects of environmental factors on bacterial metabolite production.
  • As part of the research group for Gut, Microbes and Health to contribute to the overall activities and development of this group
  • Dissemination of methods and results in the form of conference contributions and scientific publications

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

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)
  • Vision for teaching and research for the tenure track period
  • CV including employment history, list of publications, H-index and ORCID (see
  • Teaching portfolio including documentation of teaching experience
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)

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.

About the Employer: Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark

Note or Other details

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.

Starting date is according to mutual agreement. The position is a full-time position.

The position is part of DTU’s Tenure Track program. Read more about the program and the recruitment process here.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

You can read more about DTU FOOD at, and about the research group at

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

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Contact details

Further information may be obtained from Prof. Tine Rask Licht, email [email protected], phone +45 35887186.

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Published on: | Last Updated: Sep 21, 2022 | at nViews Career by nViews Career Team