PhD scholarship in Integrated Biological Data Analyses involving Systems Immunology and Childhood Asthma, DTU Systems Biology. A PhD position is available in the Disease Systems Immunology Group at DTU Systems biology in collaboration with the Danish Pediatric Asthma Center at Gentofte hospital.

The project is focused on the role of environmental and immunological factors in early life in relation to progression of childhood asthma, and involves analyses of a large amount of immunological, microbiological and metabolic data to be integrated with data from longitudinal clinical phenotyping. The data are part of the Copenhagen Prospective Studies of Asthma in Childhood (COPSAC) birth cohorts.

We are looking for a super talented colleague who can carry out an independent PhD project, and take active part in collaborations with a highly qualified team of dedicated postdocs, PhD students and research assistants. The research environment is interactive and of high international standard.

Responsibilities and tasks
As a Ph.D. student, you will:

Candidates should have a master’s degree in engineering, computational modelling, bioinformatics or similar, and preferentially be acknowledged in life science and/or immunology.

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 applicants will be made by Associate Professor Susanne Brix Pedersen, Associate Professor Christopher T Workman and Professor Hans Bisgaard.

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, public-sector consultancy 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 northern 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.

The work is to be carried out at the two collaborating workplaces, located in close vicinity. The research focus in the Disease Systems Immunology group at DTU Systems Biology encompasses wet and dry lab studies on the interplay between early environmental factors, the microbiome and the immune response in relation to disease development. 

The Danish Pediatric Asthma Center at Gentofte Hospital is a clinical translational research unit for childhood asthma, allergy and eczema. Through coupling of clinical and basic science research we have made important discoveries that have gained international recognition and will make an important difference for the treatment and prevention of these diseases.

Further information
To learn more about the position, please feel free to contact Susanne Brix Pedersen,

Please do not send applications to this e-mail address, instead apply online as described below.

You can read more about the Department of Systems Biology on and

Please submit your online application no later than 10 August 2015. Applications must be submitted as one pdf filecontaining 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:

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.


Apply no later than 10 August 2015

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