Postdoc or Researcher Position in DTU Technical University of Denmark

Postdoc position in Intestinal microbiology, Chemistry – DTU Food, Denmark, 2022


Research group for Gut, Microbes, and Health at DTU Food invites applications for a Postdoc position with interest in the intestinal microbiota and potentially harmful chemicals from foods, at Denmark, 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 3 Years
Salary: According to standard norms

DTU Food

Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark


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Qualification Details

We expect that you have a solid background in microbiology and chemistry, as well as experience with gut microbiome analysis. You need to be ambitious, highly motivated, and capable of working independently, and to have good skills within written and spoken English.

The new colleague we are seeking has ideally worked with animal models, microbial cultivation studies, sequence-based analysis of bacterial communities and/or characterization of chemical compounds e.g. by LC-MS/MS.

Required skills:

  • Experience with next generation sequencing of bacterial communities
  • Experience with experimental microbiology
  • Good knowledge of inorganic chemistry and chemical analysis
  • Experience with animal models
  • Capable of working independently
  • Motivated by both personal and team accomplishments

As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

Responsibilities/Job Description

You will be part of our internationally renowned Research group for Gut, Microbes, and Health at DTU Food. We offer a dynamic and sociable research environment with lots of exiting challenges and opportunities. The postdoctoral project is supported by the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, and will involve interaction with both microbiologists, toxicologists and chemists.

The overall aim of the project is to obtain a better understanding of the effect of gut microbial composition and activity on the intestinal uptake and metabolism of potentially harmful chemicals such as PFOS and toxic trace metals.

You will be working independently with the postdoctoral project in close collaboration with our research group, as well as with other research groups at DTU Food. You will be involved in teaching of Bachelor, Master and PhD projects in our group, and will also be expected to contribute to other tasks at the department.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

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)
  • List of publications

About the Department/Section/Group

DTU Food (The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark) works within six technical focus areas: Biotechnology, nutrition, food quality, food safety, food technology and environment & human health. Activities cover a wide range of food products throughout the entire food chain from farm to table, comprising both research activities and research-based consulting and teaching.

About the Employer:

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.

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.

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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, DTU Food,

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