Postdoc in Pectin Extraction at Pilot Plant – DTU Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

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Postdoc in Pectin Extraction at Pilot Plant – DTU Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

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Job Description

Are you interested in contributing to the development of a new way to produce fruit-based food by energy efficient and environmentally friendly raw materials processing in laboratory and pilot scale?
We offer you a unique opportunity to join DTU’s Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (DTU Chemical Engineering) where we work in close collaboration with the company Good Food Group (Good Food Group A/S - Making Life Taste Good ) to develop a novel integrated process, that rethinks the pectin-jam value chain towards energy efficiency and improved nutritional value as well as product quality.
You will be based at DTU Chemical Engineering, at the Pilot Plant research group in a dynamic international research environment. The work is part of a project consortium funded by GUDP (Green Development and Demonstration Program). The primary purpose of the project is to develop the process to the stage of a working prototype at industrial scale.
Responsibilities and Tasks
You will:

  • Plan and perform experiments in laboratory and pilot scale.
  • Use Design of Experiments (DOE) tools focusing on the pectin process and looking into all relevant parameters impacting the pectin separation process and functionality.
  • Analyze samples for color, oxidation, homogeneity, gel formation, pH, taste etc.
  • Compose project reports and drafting manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed scientific journals and conferences.
  • Supervise BEng/BSc/MSc students and train them in sample preparation, protocols and use of equipment.
  • Communicate results of the project to both academic and industrial partners.

Qualifications
We are looking for an experienced postdoctoral researcher with hands-on laboratory experience in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology or Food technology. 
As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).
We value that you:

  • Are collaboration-minded, flexible and thrive by conveying knowledge and good practices to others.
  • Have a good sense of order and like to help that our laboratories are in nice and tidy conditions.
  • Are a person with a positive mindset and with very good planning, prioritizing and organizational skills.
  • Are fluent in English.
  • Are self-activated and able to work independently.
  • Are able to work both alone and in a group.
  • Have good communication skills.

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.
Who we are
Our large Pilot Plant resides in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at DTU. It is a cross-functional matrix organization serving its approx. 300 employees and many students. Besides education and research, we support technology and process development within the industry and academic world. We consider us to be a world class chemical, biochemical and pharmaceutical pilot plant with more than 700 m2 pilot hall area and a 500 m2 expansion project in progress. The existing facility collects more than 30 industrial scale pilot plant set-ups representing all chemical and biochemical unit operations and is supported by our associated laboratories and our skilled workshop. 
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 2 years at the DTU Lyngby Campus. 
You can read more about career paths at DTU here .
Further information  
Further information may be obtained from Associate Prof. Ioannis V Skiadas, email: [email protected] , or tel: +45 2117 1915.
You can read more about DTU Chemical Engineeirng at www.kt.dtu.dk .
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 than26 June 2024 (23:59 Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply now", 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 – in English)
  • List of publications 

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
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 mission to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That mission lives on today. DTU has 13,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.


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Job Info
  • Job Identification 3543
  • Job Category VIP B
  • Posting Date 06/05/2024, 03:53 AM
  • Apply Before 06/26/2024, 05:59 PM
  • Locations Kolonnevej, , Kgs Lyngby, 2800, DK



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