Postdoc in Human Mucosal Immunology at DTU, Denmark 2022



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Postdoc in Human Mucosal Immunology at DTU Health Tech, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark 2022

Qualification Details

You must hold a PhD degree or equivalent in immunology, be highly motivated, have the ability to work independently but also enjoy contributing and working within a team.  The successful candidates will have documented experience in the analysis of human tissues (preferably intestinal), multi-color flow cytometry and cell sorting, scRNA-seq techniques and scRNA-seq data analysis. Experience with spatial transcriptomics/proteomics techniques, cell/organ cultures, as well as education in mucosal immunology will be considered a merit.

Responsibilities/Job Description

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to join the Mucosal Immunology Group headed by Professor William Agace at the Division of Experimental and Translational Immunology, Department of Health Technology, the Technical University of Denmark. The successful candidate will join a superb team of international researchers within the newly established NovoNordisk Foundation challenge grant-funded ‘Center for Intestinal Immune Regulation (CIIR)’. CIIR comprises of 4 collaborating teams (Agace, DTU; McCoy, Calgary (Canada); Bendtsen, Hvidovre hospital; Rønn-Larsen, DTU) whose combined expertise in mucosal immunology, gastroenterology, microbiota-host interactions, bioinformatics and state-of-the-art animal models aims to identify intestinal immune-stromal interactions important in intestinal homeostasis and in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).  In joining you will be part of a highly vibrant and cross-disciplinary team of researchers at the international forefront of mucosal immunology research. Responsibilities Your project is to identify immune-stromal interactions in the intestine that are key for intestinal health and, in the setting of IBD, in promoting intestinal immune pathology. For this you will combine state-of-the-art techniques in the isolation of immune compartments from healthy and IBD intestinal tissues (surgical material and biopsies, see, Fenton et al, Immunity, 2020.; Jørgensen et al Nat. Protocols, 2021) with scRNA-seq, CITE-seq, scTCR/BCR, spatial proteomics/transcriptomics and in vitro co-culture techniques. The project is multi-disciplinary and will involve close collaborations with clinicians at nearby hospitals, participating bioinformaticians as well as researchers determining mechanism of action in immunologically relevant animal models.

How to Apply?

Application Method: online_applicationRef. No. -

Application Procedure

Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 31 October 2022 (Danish 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:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD – in English)
  • List of publications
  • A one page summary documenting experiences/training of relevance to the job description
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 Department/Section/Group

Note or Other details

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 3 years full time with a starting date of 1 January 2023 (or according to mutual agreement). You can read more about career paths at DTU here. Home page: Experimental and Translational Immunology research group If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

Contact Details

Further information please contact William Agace ([email protected]).