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PhD Scholarship within Synthetic Chemistry

A PhD scholarship is available within synthetic chemistry in relation to research in new biomaterials. The project is a collaboration between the Technical University of Denmark (Department of Micro and Nanotechnology), Bispebjerg Hospital, Rigshospitalet, and the biotech company 2cureX. The purpose of the project is to develop a novel screening system for early selection of the most efficient medical treatment for individual patients with colorectal cancer. The PhD project will take place at the Technical University of Denmark, Department of Micro and Nanotechnology.

The PhD project involves organic synthesis of new biomaterials that can act as controlled drug release systems in a diagnostic device that is under development in a cross-disciplinary project. The focus is on how to control the surface chemistry of nanoparticle systems based on lipids and polymers and on functionalizing biomaterials with bioactive molecules. Characterization of the biomaterials is also an important part of the project.

The starting date is as soon as possible.

The PhD student will be a part of the Colloids and Biological Interface group at the Department of Micro and Nanotechnology.

Qualifications
The ideal applicant should hold a Master of Science in synthetic organic chemistry or, alternatively, polymer chemistry and have a strong interest in working experimentally in a cross-disciplinary environment. Strong communication skills and a strong academic record is an advantage. The applicant should strive towards developing scientific skills at the highest level, be ambitious and hard working.

Additional information
Additional information may be obtained from Associate Professor Thomas L. Andresen, phone (+45) 4525 8168, e-mail: thomas.andresen@nanotech.dtu.dk.

Approval and Enrolment
The PhD scholarships 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.

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

Application Deadline : 12 March 2011.

Applications will be evaluated when received and applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Please open the link “apply for this job online”, fill in the application form and attach all the following documents:Link

  • Curriculum vitae including a list of publications (guidelines)
  • A letter motivating the application (guidelines)
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Conversion of grade averages to Danish grades(excel spreadsheet for the conversion)

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