Postdoc in Food Allergy Immunotherapy - DTU Food


Do you want to contribute to the development of new solutions for prevention and treatment of food allergy?

If you have knowledge within the area of allergy and protein chemistry as well as experience working with animal models and/or cellular assays of food allergy, and you are looking for an opportunity to put your skills into practise, you have it right here. The Research Group for Food Allergy at DTU Food is looking to recruit a talented and highly motivated postdoctoral researcher for a research and innovation project in food allergy immunotherapy.

As our new colleague in the Research Group for Food Allergy at DTU Food, you will be part of a dynamic and highly ambitious research and innovation environment, with many national and international collaborators from both academia and industries. We offer a vibrant, collegial, and team-oriented research environment with an international atmosphere encouraging creativity and ambitious research.

Responsibilities and qualifications In your new position you will be involved in research, publication, and scientific dissemination. You will take part in a research and innovation project, concerning development of new and improved solutions for food allergy immunotherapy. Your research will focus on:

  • Developing and performing in vivo models of food allergy
  • Developing and performing in vitro and ex vivo cell-based analyses
  • Developing and performing immunochemical analyses
  • Assisting in the management of a research project
  • Data analysis and interpretation of results
  • Scientific dissemination

You will work in close collaboration with other researchers and laboratory technicians and will participate in the daily supervision of student projects.

We are looking for a team player with the motivation and drive needed for making a difference that matters. As you will join an international team good command of written and spoken English is necessary.

As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) in Allergology, Immunology, Protein Chemistry, Molecular Biology or a related field as well as:

  • Solid knowledge in food allergy, and
  • Knowledge in allergy immunotherapy, and
  • Solid understanding of protein chemistry, and
  • Experience in working with in vivo models of food allergy, and/or
  • Experience in designing and performing in vitro and/or ex vivo cell-based assays, and/or
  • Experience in proteomic analyses.

Your new team The Research Group for Food Allergy, headed by Senior Researcher Katrine Lindholm Bøgh, researches the relationship between different physicochemical features of food proteins and their capacity to induce either allergy or tolerance with an aim to deepen the understanding on why certain food proteins are more allergenic than others and to develop new and improved preventive, management and treatment strategies. We are part of the Danish National Food Institute where we conduct research at the forefront of healthy, safe and sustainable food. Read more at

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 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.

The period of employment is 2 years. The position is a full-time position starting at April 1st 2023 (or according to mutual agreement).

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information Further information may be obtained from Head of Research Group, Senior Researcher Katrine Lindholm Bøgh, and at Research Group for Food Allergy – DTU Food

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

Application procedure Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 7 February 2023 (Danish time).

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply now”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD – in English)
  • List of publications

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.

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