PhD scholarship in Statistical Modelling for Immunotherapy and Drug Delivery Systems

DTU Nanotech
Friday 10 Feb 17

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DTU Nanotech (Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology), is an international research and education nanoscience Department based at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). DTU Nanotech undertakes interdisciplinary research involving scientists from relevant areas in physics, chemistry, molecular biology and engineering.  

At the Colloids & Biological Interface Group (CBIO), we are searching for a highly motivated PhD Student with strong ambition and commitment to a productive environment. The CBIO is a world leading international environment in biomaterials and biomedical engineering that particular focuses on development of new drug delivery systems.

Responsibilities and tasks
A PhD scholarship is available to develop novel statistical analyses and mathematical models for use in the development of cancer immunotherapy. The focus of the project will be to use high-throughput sequencing of T-cell receptors, combined with a variety of other data, to characterize responses to novel therapies. The project will require an outstanding student who combines an excellent quantitative background with a capacity to develop an in-depth understanding of both cancer immunology and the experimental techniques by which data is obtained. Previous background in biology would be an advantage, but is not essential.

Candidates should have a master's degree in systems biology, physics, mathematics, statistics or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master's degree in engineering.   

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes of DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.   

The assessment of the applicants will be made by Dr Joseph Kaplinsky.   

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 Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

Salary and appointment terms
The salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for PhD degree students. The period of employment is 3 years.   

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Dr Joseph Kaplinsky,   

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Please submit your online application no later than 24 March 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: 

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here)
Candidates may apply prior to ob­tai­ning their master's degree, but cannot begin before having received it.   

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

DTU Nanotech - the Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology - is situated in the northern part of Copenhagen. DTU Nanotech is a centre of excellence in micro- and nanotechnology utilising sciences across the traditional boundaries of technology, thereby enabling innovative solutions for the benefit of society. DTU Nanotech has approx. 220 staff members. With 40 % international employees, the department constitutes an international environment. 

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.