Postdoc in Quantitative Structure-activity Relationships

Applications are invited for a postdoc position in biotechnology to join Technical University of Denmark, Denmark. This fellowship is last for 12 months and posible to extend. Applications are invited up to March 15, 2019.

DTU Food at the Technical University of Denmark invites applications for a postdoc position in QSAR modeling and application, initially for 12 months fixed-term.

QSAR (quantitative structure-activity relationship) models are used to predict properties, hereunder toxicity, of chemical substances. QSAR models are increasingly used to screen, prioritize and assess thousands of chemicals that humans and the environment are exposed to. DTU Food has developed and maintains a free online (Q)SAR predictions database (, with model predictions from more than 200 models for over 650,000 organic chemical substances. The database includes predictions from both commercial and in-house developed models, covering a broad range of properties and effects.

The successful applicant will become part of the Research Group for Molecular and Reproductive Toxicology in the Division of Diet, Disease Prevention & Toxicology (DTU Food). The applicant will work closely with two QSAR experts within the group. The QSAR team is engaged in research and counseling, and has a long collaboration with for instance the Danish Environmental Protection Agency concerning application of QSAR predictions in chemical assessments. The QSAR team is currently contributing to three new EU projects, in which the successful applicant will be engaged.

Specific tasks include development of new QSAR models for molecular endpoints of importance for human health effects, as well as publicationof results in scientific journals.

Other important tasks include arranging scientific meetings and/or workshop(s), as well as 'contributing to advisory work for regulatory use of QSAR predictions.

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.

The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

The period of employment is 12 months.

Further information may be obtained from Head of Research group Terje Svingen +45 9351 8880 or Senior Officer Eva Bay Wedebye +45 3588 7604.

Please submit your online application no later than 15 March2019.

To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form.

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 & 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.

Deadline: March 15, 2019
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