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PhD Scholarship in Metabolic Engineering at Technical University of Denmark

Technical University of Denmark is pleased to invite applicants to apply for a PhD position in molecular biology. The initial contract for this position is 3 years. This position is closed on November 16, 2018.

Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD fellowship on metabolic engineering of yeast cell factories. The start date is the 1st of January 2019. The project will be carried out at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in Yeast Metabolic Engineering Group under supervision of Dr. Borodina.

Synthetic biology enables us to create novel cell factories for the production of fuels and chemicals from renewable feedstocks. The development of efficient cell factories is however both slow and costly. This project focuses on developing an integrated methodology, where systems biology-level analysis, genome-scale metabolic modelling and synthetic biology are combined to accelerate the metabolic engineering of yeast cell factories.The candidate will develop novel yeast cell factories for production of high-value chemicals from renewable feedstocks. The candidate will employ advanced synthetic biology tools and systems-level metabolic engineering, tapping into the latest -omic technologies, including DNAreseq, RNAseq, protein, flux as well as metabolite profiling.Your responsibilities will include:The PhD study also comprises courses equivalent to 30 ECTS credits and an international secondment of 3-6 months duration.Candidates should have a master’s degree in engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineering.The candidate shall have a Master’s degree in Biotechnology, Biochemical Engineering, Microbiology or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the Master’s degree. Solid knowledge of molecular biology techniques, genetics, bioinformatics and biochemistry is required.Moreover, the candidate shall have additional skills such as:The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide 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 Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

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