The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine at Technical University of Denmark invites applications for a position as professor in Protein Biophysics. The position is granted by the Novo Nordisk Foundation and will be placed in the section of Protein Science and Signaling Biology with about 30 staff members.
Responsibilities and tasks
The successful candidate is expected to deliver forefront research and innovation within protein biophysics by integrating computational and experimental techniques to correlate structural features in proteins to folding, stability, dynamics, surface properties and solubility in addition to catalytic activity of enzymes. The position is expected to generate fundamental insight relevant to biotechnology, e.g. for protein design/engineering to optimize physico-chemical properties such as stability, solubility, surface activity for industrial applications including biomaterials and protein-polymer conjugates. Development of new approaches relying on biophysical techniques such as (but not limited to) CD, HDX-MS and EPR spectroscopy coupled with structural biology to interrogate and manipulate industrially-relevant protein properties and functionalities is within the scope of this position.
The professor is also expected to collaborate with other section faculty, to make a significant contribution to further developments of our engineering education within Biochemistry and Protein Science via the integration and reflection of the new research activities into the curriculum in the existing and planned study programs at the BSc, MSc, and PhD levels.
Research activities are expected to link to other relevant engineering areas in the department.
The new professor in the section is expected to engage in collaborative projects with groups from the department and relevant DTU departments (e.g. DTU Chemistry, DTU Chemical Engineering, DTU Biosustain, DTU Food, DTU Nanotech, and DTU Bioinformatics). The aim will be to complement existing competences and thereby create synergies with state-of-the-art methodologies in protein structure/design, protein chemistry and/or proteomics to advance existing research agendas and create new ones.
The successful candidate is expected to take a lead position in teaching at the BSc, MSc, and PhD levels.
Candidates should have obtained well-documented international recognition within one or more of the above-mentioned research themes, raised grants, and mentored young researchers.
The successful candidate should also be able to document teaching experience at all university levels (BSc, MSc, and PhD) in one or more areas of protein science and technology described above and take a lead in ensuring the reflection of Protein Science research in existing or new courses and study programs run by the department. The aim is to secure visibility of this major research area in the department‘s course portfolio and to educate Bioengineers with solid competences in Protein Science.
Please submit your online application no later than 1 March 2018.
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