Postdoc in Antibiotic Resistance Evolution

DTU Veterinærinstituttet
onsdag 08 mar 17

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Applications are invited for post-doctoral fellowship at the Division for Diagnostics & Scientific advice at the National Veterinary Institute at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Vet). The position is full time and available immediately. 

Responsibilities and tasks
The project concerns the structure and function of the microbial envelope and its role in antimicrobial resistance evolution with a particular focus on antimicrobial peptides. The position includes hands on experimental research, teaching and supervision of students.

Qualifications
The position requires a PhD in a relevant field such as molecular microbiology or bioengineering and that the applicant has an excellent academic track record with hands-on research experience.

You have to be able to work independently, think creatively and be dedicated to produce scientific knowledge at the highest level.

A strong background in molecular biology, biochemistry, microbial genetics, or genetic engineering in bacterial model systems is essential. Moreover, experience within at least one of the fields of experimental evolution, antimicrobials and antimicrobial resistance is required. In depth experience with multiplexed barcode sequencing, MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry, flow cytometry, and in vivo experimental models is an advantage. Moreover, the successful candidate will need documented experience of student supervision and experience with collaborative projects in an international research environment.

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, scientific advice and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

The period of employment is 2 years (with the possibility of an extension).

Further information
Associate Professor Anders Folkesson, afol@vet.dtu.dk,+45 3588 6311.

You can read more about DTU Vet at http://www.vet.dtu.dk/

Application procedure:
Please submit your online application no later than 5 April 2017.

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

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

Applications and enclosures 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.

DTU Vet performs studies of serious animal diseases caused by bacteria and parasites in animals, livestock, fish and game (wild animals). In addition, the section develops tools for management and control of infectious diseases. The research primarily revolves around non-food-borne bacteria, which can spread from animals to humans and cause illness (zoonoses), and on fish bacteriology. The focus is on the interaction between the host and the pathogenic microorganism.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,600 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.