PhD Student for Protein Science & Biotherapeutics

A 3-year PhD position is available in the section forProtein Science & Biotherapeutics at the Department of Biotechnology andBiomedicine (DTU Bioengineering).

The successful applicant will work within the research group ‘Protease NetworkDegradomics’ headed by Professor Ulrich auf dem Keller. In our researchgroup, we apply and develop advanced positional proteomics workflows toidentify proteases, elucidate their interactions and determine their substratesin inflammation, repair and regeneration. With a major focus on the skin, weaim at elucidating interdependent proteolytic pathways and their disturbance indisease to provide a basis for the development of novel strategies fordiagnostics and therapeutic intervention.

Responsibilities and tasks

The newly recruited PhD student will work with a teamof postdocs and PhD students and in close collaboration with the DTU ProteomicsCore the PhD student will to identify and characterize proteolytic signaturesas markers of wound progression by degradomics analyses of clinical woundexudates from patients with normal and impaired healing.

Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or asimilar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and thecandidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. Forinformation about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of thePhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.
We offer
DTU is a leadingtechnical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research,education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding andchallenging job in an international environment. We strive for academicexcellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academicfreedom tempered by responsibility. 

Salary andappointment terms
The appointment will be basedon the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of ProfessionalAssociations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. Theperiod of employment is 3 years.

 You can read more about career paths at DTU here. 

Further information 
Further information may be obtained from Professor Ulrich auf dem Keller(

 You can read more about DTU Bioengineering at

Please submit your online application no later than 28 February 2019(local time).


To apply, please openthe link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. Thefollowing must be attached in English:

    A lettermotivating the application (cover letter)Curriculum vitaeGrade transcriptsand BSc/MSc diplomaExcel sheet withtranslation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelinesand Excel spreadsheet here)

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’sdegree but cannot begin before having received it.
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability,religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.


The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTUBioengineering) conducts research, educates future bio-engineers, providesscientific advice and innovate within the areas of microbiology, biochemistry,biotechnology and biomedicine. The research at DTU Bioengineering is at thehighest international level and focuses on the societal and scientificchallenges within the field. Research is conducted within three main areas:Microbial ecology and physiology, industrial biotechnology and cell factories,and Biomedicine and health. The department has extensive collaboration withnational and international research units and industries. DTU Bioengineeringhas approx. 180 employees, of which 2/3 is scientific staff. The department islocated at DTU, Lyngby Campus.


DTU is a technical university providinginternationally leading research, education, innovation and scientificadvice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovativesolutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are beingeducated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is anindependent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry,government and public agencies.

Deadline: 28 February 2019
Unit: DTU Bioengineering
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Thursday February 28th, 2019