Postdoc in Yeast Metabolic Engineering in Ecology at Technical University of Denmark

Technical University of Denmark, Denmark is inviting excellent candidates to apply for a postdoc position in sustainable development. The initial contract for this position is two years. Citizens of any country are eligible to apply before the deadline: March 15, 2020.

DTU Bioengineering at the Technical University of Denmark invites applications for a position as Postdoctoral researcher in yeast metabolic engineering.

This position will be placed at the Yeast Biotechnology and Fermentation group, 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 and plant cells.

You will work on a project involving the design and further characterization of non-conventional yeast cell factoriesfor production of recombinant proteins with 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. Our ideal candidate has several of the following skills: 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 1 year.

Expecting starting date1st of April 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter.

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. 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 rsted 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 11,500 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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