GUTVIBRATION is an EU project with the aim to provide industrial solution to “organ on a chip”. In this project we are linking different in vitro cultured organ model (organoids) together using lab automation and variants of microtitre plates. DTU Health tech is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work on Work Packages 1, 7 and 8 (

This GUTVIBRATIONS postdoctoral position will focus on testing usability and biocompatibility of cell culture devices for linking organoids together, developing technology to structure hydrogels based on for instance silk, characterising the mass transport in these systems and validating robotically assisted cell culturing and infection models. The work will involve use of cancer cell lines and primary cells in the initial phase and organoids in the final phases of testing. 

Responsibilities and qualifications
We are seeking a tissue engineer with speciality in biomaterials, 3D structuring of these materials using many different techniques (moulding, imprinting, lithography etc).  A large experience with biocompatibility investigations, cell culture techniques, including stem cells, is required. Experience with molecular and cellular characterisation techniques is required.

There will be two postdocs and DTU Health tech, where one is focused on engineering and automation and the other is focused on validation of devices and structuring of hydrogels. Both postdocs will have lots of opportunities to work with all the different partners in the project network.

We are looking for an independent postdoctoral researcher who is able to explore new ways by combining different techniques in order to contribute to the success of GUTVIBRATIONS. Because of the collaborative and international nature of the project the candidate should be an excellent team player, be proficient in the English language and have excellent communication skills. In addition, the candidate should have a first author peer-reviewed publication in the last two years.

Candidates must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

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 upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

Further information

Further information may be obtained from Martin Dufva at or +45 5133 3753. 

You can read more about DTU Health Tech

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than15 January 2021 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

Note, an application must ALSO be sent via the GUTVIBRATION home page

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Health Tech engages in research, education, and innovation base on technical and natural science for the healthcare sector. The Healthcare sector is a globally expanding market with demands for the most advanced technological solutions. DTU Health Tech creates the foundation for companies to develop new and innovative services and products which benefit people and create value for society. DTU Health Techs expertise spans from imaging and biosensor techniques, across digital health and biological modelling, to biopharma technologies. The department has a scientific staff of about 175 persons, 130 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 80 persons.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,000 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.


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