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Position: Postdoc in Intestinal Molecular Microbiology
Institution: Technical University of Denmark
Department: DTU Food
Location: Kongens Lyngby, Lyngby‐Taarbæk Municipality, Denmark
Duties: As part of the research group for Gut, Microbes and Health to contribute to the overall activities, strategies and development of this group Implementation and application of the microbiological assays for testing of inhibitory effects of microbes microbial compounds under gut-like conditions. Putatively cloning of specific genes responsible for microbial inhibition into new bacterial hosts in order to optimize expression. 16S rRNA amplicon sequencing-based analysis of microbial communities from humans before and after transplantations with feces from healthy donors to cure recurrent C. diff infection
Requirements: Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent. We expect that you have a solid background in life science and intestinal microbial ecology. Required skills include: Experience with sequence-based analysis of bacterial intestinal communities. Deep knowledge about intestinal bacterial metabolism and putative interaction with the host
   
Text: Postdoc in Intestinal Molecular Microbiology DTU Food Del til Facebook Del til Twitter Del til LinkedIn Wednesday 13 Feb 19 Apply for this job Apply no later than 3 March 2019 Apply for the job at DTU Food by completing the following form. Apply online The National Food Institute (DTU Food) offers a 3.5 years position as postdoc in molecular microbiology and ecology of the intestine. You will be part of the Research group for Gut, Microbes and Health. We offer an ambitious, dynamic and sociable research environment with lots of exiting challenges and opportunities. Responsibilities and tasks The postdoctoral position is affiliated to two different projects within our research group. The project ‘Novel alternatives to antibiotics by mining human gut microbiome data’ (1 year) has as its goal to identify novel substances with antibiotic effects, based on metagenomic data from human fecal samples. This is a collaboration with bioinformaticians at Copenhagen University, and your part will be focused on wet-lab evaluations of inhibitory effects of the novel substances. The other project that you will work on, is ‘Center for Fecal Microbiota Transplantation’ (2.5 years). This is a collaboration with Aarhus University Hospital, and your part will revolve around sequence-based and other analyses of samples from patients suffering from infection with Clostridium difficile, and transplanted with feces from healthy donors. You will work in a multi-disciplinary team and will be responsible for driving the progress of the microbiological work within the two projects described above. The work will for example involve: As part of the research group for Gut, Microbes and Health to contribute to the overall activities, strategies and development of this group Implementation and application of the microbiological assays for testing of inhibitory effects of microbes microbial compounds under gut-like conditions. Putatively cloning of specific genes responsible for microbial inhibition into new bacterial hosts in order to optimize expression. 16S rRNA amplicon sequencing-based analysis of microbial communities from humans before and after transplantations with feces from healthy donors to cure recurrent C. diff infection. Bioinformatic analysis with the purposes of understanding the microbial ecology resulting from fecal transplantation and strategies for identifying optimal donor-recipient matches. Dissemination of methods and results in the form of conference contributions and scientific publications Qualifications Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent. We expect that you have a solid background in life science and intestinal microbial ecology. Required skills include: Experience with sequence-based analysis of bacterial intestinal communities Deep knowledge about intestinal bacterial metabolism and putative interaction with the host Additionally, the candidate we seek Has an interest in working with highly complex topics Is capable of working highly independently Is motivated by both personal and team accomplishments Thrives on multidisciplinary collaboration 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 with the relevant union. You can read more about career paths at DTU here . Workplace and period of employment: The workplace will be at the Life Science & Bioengineering building specifically designed to accommodate and facilitate our activities. The building is located at the DTU main campus in Kgs. Lyngby at the outskirt of Copenhagen. The period of employment is 3.5 years. Anticipated starting date is April 1 st . Further information Further information may be obtained from Professor and research group leader Tine Rask Licht 45 3588 7186, trli@food.dtu.dk. You can read more about DTU Food on www.food.dtu.dk Application procedure: Please submit your online application no later than 3 March 2019 (Local time) . (Only applications submitted this way will be considered, thus please do not apply directly to the research group leader). To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English : 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 Food (The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark) works within six technical focus areas: Biotechnology, nutrition, food quality, food safety, food technology and environment & human health. Activities cover a wide range of food products throughout the entire food chain from farm to table, comprising both research activities and research-based consulting and teaching. 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.
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