DTU Postdoc Position in Organic Chemistry – Oligosaccharide Synthesis and Glycoimmuno-oncology

    DTU Postdoc Position in Organic Chemistry - Oligosaccharide Synthesis and Glycoimmuno-oncology

    Postdoc Position in Oligosaccharide Synthesis and Glycoimmuno-oncology is available at DTU Chemistry, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    Jun 08, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPostdoc Position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Chemistry
    – Organic Chemistry
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceDTU Chemistry
    Technical University of Denmark
    Contract Period2 Year
    Starting dateAug 01, 2021 or ASAP


    Candidates should have a PhD degree in chemistry with a strong theoretical and experimental background in organic chemistry.

    • An interest in chemical biology and a desire to work in an interdisciplinary environment.
    • A documented track record in the chemical synthesis of complex oligosaccharide.
    • A strong commitment to research.
    • Enthusiasm for working with research students.
    • Independence and good communication skills.

    Applicants should have a thorough interest in oligosaccharide synthesis and carbohydrate chemistry. Exposure to glycoimmunology from previous positions is an advantage, but not a requirement. The position offers an opportunity to work with an international, dynamic and multi-disciplinary project.

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    The main responsibility is to design and execute synthetic routes to complex glycans. You will work in a team with a senior postdoc and a PhD student and collaborate with experts in carbohydrate chemistry, cell biology, immunology and animal models. You are expected to work independently and coordinate your research with the other team members. Undergraduate research projects will be integrated in the project and you are expected to interact with and co-supervise those projects. Additionally, some teaching responsibilities can be expected, mainly involving laboratory courses.

    How to Apply?

    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.

    Documents Required

    Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. The file must include:

    • Application (cover letter)
    • CV, including a list of publications and contact information for at least two references
    • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)

    About Research project

    The research project is within glycoimmunooncology and involves the chemical synthesis of complex glycans found on human cell surfaces, as well as their formulation and biological investigation. The research project relies heavily on the ability to prepare large amounts of complex oligosaccharides and their corresponding glycolipid conjugates – and this will be the main responsibility of the postdoctoral candidate.


    In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to:

    • Relevance of background experience.
    • Passion for research and scientific discoveries
    • Proficiency in written and spoken English and good communication skills.


    • If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.
    • All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
    • The position is based at DTU, but periods of research visits to partners can be expected.


    Prof. Mads H. Clausen,
    Tel.: +45 4525 2131,
    E-mail: mhc@kemi.dtu.dk.

    Official advertisement

    Postdoc in Oligosaccharide Synthesis and Glycoimmuno-oncology

    Post expires at 8:59am on Wednesday June 9th, 2021 (GMT+9)