3D Culturing of Stem Cells: PhD Scholarship 1475 views

DTU Food and DTU Nanotech invite applicants for a 3 year PhD scholarship in 3D Culturing of Stem Cells. The project is part of a major initiative to improve risk assessment of environmental chemicals and drugs to better safeguard human health

Title of Project: Optimizing and refining 3D culturing of human stem cells for predictive toxicity.


  • Applicant must hold master’s degree in engineering or a similar degree with a background in bio-analytical chemistry, biotechnology or similar.

Essential qualifications:

Applicant must:

  • Excellent communication and organization abilities
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written)
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Flexibility and skills to work in a team environment
  • Ready to travel nationally and internationally

Desirable qualifications:

  1. Experience with cells and/or tissues culturing.
  2. Experience with hydrogels and/or tissue scaffolds
  3. Experience in developing bio-analytical microfluidic/flow assays
  4. Experience with basic micro-fabrication techniques like casting, moulding and 3D printing.
  5. Molecular biology techniques such as PCR/RT-qPCR, Western blotting, ELISA, immunohistochemistry, light/fluorescence/confocal microscopy.
  6. General understanding of principles such as ‘chemical safety’, ‘predictive toxicology’, ‘effect biomarkers’.
  7. Experience with software such as Microsoft Office, Prism (or similar statistics tools e.g. R), Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop and online databases such as PubMed, UCSC and BLAST.

Salary and appointment terms:

  • The salary and appointment terms are in accordance with the current rules for PhD degree students.
  • Duration of employment is 3 years.


  • Submit online applications as one pdf file containing all the following materials:
  • Letter of motivation (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Grade transcripts
  • Bachelor’s/Master’s diploma (official translation into English)
—————Quick Overview————-
Organization Technical University of Denmark
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Country Denmark
Subject areas Bio-Analytical Chemistry, Biotechnology, Engineering
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open for all nationalities
Deadline 12 October 2016

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