Postdoc position in Protein Science and Biotherapeutics, Denmark

    Postdoc position in Protein Science and Biotherapeutics, Denmark

    Postdoc position in Recombinant Antivenom Research, at Protein Science & Biotherapeutics section, DTU Bioengineering, Technical University of Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

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


    PositionPostdoc position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Molecular Biology
    – Cell biology
    – Protein Engineering
    – Protein Science
    – Biotherapeutics
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceProtein Science & Biotherapeutics section
    DTU Bioengineering
    Technical University of Denmark
    Contract Period2 Years
    Starting dateOct 01, 2021


    • PhD degree within Molecular Biology, Cell biology, or related fields,
    • Strong background in Molecular Biology, Protein Engineering, and Assay Development
    • At least 2 years of demonstrated lab experience with protein biochemistry, using techniques such as Western Blot, affinity tag purification, pulldowns
    • At least 2 years of demonstrated experience in molecular biology tools, such as PCR, gel electrophoresis, DNA sequencing, and ELISA
    • At least 2 years of experience with molecular cloning in E. coli
    • At least 2 years of experience with advanced microscopy techniques and image analysis tools
    • Extensive experience with mammalian cell cultures and gene expression manipulation
    • Strong track record within scientific publishing, including both research articles and reviews


    • Previous experience with phage display technologies
    • Previous experience with bioinformatics tools and scripting
    • Previous experience with lentivirus production and mammalian cell transduction
    • Strong understanding of structural biology and protein-protein interactions
    • Documented international experience (spending minimum 3 years abroad from his/her home country during his/her studies)

    The successful candidate should thrive in a highly ambitious research group that aims to establish new research fields. The successful candidate should be highly motivated, eager to seek and share knowledge, able to work independently in a dynamic group environment, and should be confident in planning and carrying out complicated tasks. Good communication skills in both written and spoken English are expected.

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    The postdoc project will explore different ways of discovering, expressing, and characterizing human monoclonal antibodies with special binding properties against snake toxins with the purpose of creating recombinant antivenoms – hereunder using cellular biology to study antibody binding dynamics. We are searching for a postdoctoral researcher with the following qualifications and experience:

    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

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

    About Research project

    Research in the Tropical Pharmacology Lab is focused on the use of phage display technology for antibody discovery, as well as toxinology and biotherapeutics. This includes design and development of novel antivenoms against animal envenomings. For more information, please contact Andreas H. Laustsen.


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


    Associate Professor Andreas H. Laustsen

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    Postdoc in Recombinant Antivenom Research

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