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Postdoc in Yeast Quantitative Physiology and Biotechnology

Applicants are invited to apply for a postdoctoral position in biotechnology at Technical University of Denmark. The initial contract for this position is 2 years. Applications should be sent before February 17, 2019.

DTU Bioengineering at the Technical University of Denmark invites applications for a position as Postdoctoral researcher in yeast quantitative physiology and biotechnology.

This position will be placed at DTU Bioengineering, section of Synthetic Biology working with gene and genome editing, synthetic biology, regulation engineering, protein production, expression and discovery of bioactive compounds across cell factories, in particular yeast, filamentous fungi, plant and mammalian cells. The section has a total staff of approx. 35, of which 7 is faculty.

You will work on a project involving the design and further physiological characterization of yeast cell factories(mainly Saccharomyces cerevisiae, but with a potential expansion to other non-conventional yeast hosts) for the efficient and cost effective production of recombinant proteins with potential industrial and/or therapeutic applications, and the development of novel high-throughput methodologies for speeding up the design, engineering and screening of superior production hosts. In this project you will: Candidates should have a PhD degree in biology, biotechnology or a similar degree with an equivalent academic level. We are looking for a candidate with the following background: We expect that you are an efficient team worker, have good communication skills, and have a critical approach to formulation and testing of hypotheses. Also, a good sense of humor will be appreciated.

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 Appointment Terms 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 2 years. , or as soon as possible thereafter.

You can read more about . Further information Further information may be obtained from Assistant Professor and Head of DTU Fermentation core Jos Luis Martnez Ruiz, or+45 45 25 26 30. You can read more about DTU Bioengineering at . Application Please submit your online application no later than17 February 2019 (local time). To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form.

The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) conducts research, educates future bio-engineers, provides scientific advice and innovate within the areas of microbiology, biochemistry, biotechnology and biomedicine. The research at DTU Bioengineering is at the highest international level and focuses on the societal and scientific challenges within the field. Research is conducted within three main areas: Microbial ecology and physiology, Industrial biotechnology and cell factories, and Biomedicine and health. The department has extensive collaboration with national and international research units and industries. DTU Bioengineering has approx. 160 employees, of which 2/3 is scientific staff and is expanding rapidly in 2019. The department is located at DTU Lyngby Campus.

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