Postdoc in Peptide Chemistry

A 3-year postdoc position is available in peptide chemistry at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Centre for Intestinal Absorption and Transport of Biopharmaceuticals (CitBio) at DTU Health Technology, headed by Professor Thomas L. Andresen.

CitBIO combines basic and applied research with the aim of increasing bioavailability of orally administrated drugs through innovative peptide engineering and nanotechnologies. CitBIO encompasses a broad interdisciplinary research profile consisting of chemists, biologists, material scientists, microscopists, and medical doctors along with both experimental and theoretical physicists. This allows for application of a wide palette of scientific techniques, including chemical syntheses, biophysical assays, artificial model systems of the intestine, optical microscopy, theoretical modeling, and animal studies, enabling detailed mechanistic studies of drug candidates.

Responsibilities and tasks
As a postdoc at CitBio you will be working in a highly international and interdisciplinary environment.

You will responsible for the progress of the chemistry area by:

  • Designing and synthesizing new peptides
  • Having a close collaboration with the other research areas within the center
  • Communicating research ideas and results at center meetings, to external collaborator, at conferences and in scientific journals
  • Supervising PhD and MSc students
  • Ensuring a functioning and essential equipment setup
The successful candidate should have:
  • A strong scientific background in organic synthesis – experience with peptide/protein synthesis and modification in an advantage
  • An understanding of other disciplines such a biophysics, biology etc. 
  • A high degree of independency and personal motivation. Creative and critical thinking skills are vital for the success of the project
  • Excellent communication skills in English
Candidates should hold a PhD in organic chemistry or equivalent. Experience with peptide synthesis and – engineering is an advantage.

We offer
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.

Salary and terms of employment
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. The period of employment is 3 years.

The job will be based at DTU Health Tech, Lyngby Campus – close to Copenhagen. The candidate should be able to start as soon as possible.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Researcher Claudia Hjørringgaard, tel.: +45 4525 8141 (not available from 13 April to 23 April).

You can read more about DTU Health Tech and CitBio at and

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 1 May 2019 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. 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
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

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

All qualified candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Health Tech engages in research, education, and innovation base on technical and natural science for the healthcare sector. The Healthcare sector is a globally expanding market with demands for the most advanced technological solutions. DTU Health Tech creates the foundation for companies to develop new and innovative services and products which benefit people and create value for society. DTU Health Techs expertise spans from imaging and biosensor techniques, across digital health and biological modelling, to biopharma technologies.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 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.

Deadline: 1 May 2019
Unit: DTU Health Tech
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Wednesday May 1st, 2019