Coordinator to the Center of Excellence, Center for Microbial Secondary Metabolites, CeMiSt - DTU Bioengineering

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We are seeking a coordinator to assist the Center leader in running and coordinating practical, administrative, financial, scientific and social activities in CeMiSt in liaison with the DTU Bioengineering administrative support..

Your tasks will be many and varied and you should thrive working in a professional, structured and organised manner. You will assist the Center leader with the daily management, with focus on timely and effective implementation. You will assist the Center leader and other CeMiSt scientists in arranging (and booking) meetings, write agendas and minutes and be the anchor of correspondence with external collaborators, including organising travel for international guests. You will be responsible for running the Center arrangements, such as workshops, lectures, seminars and conferences, using the DTU platforms, including Conference Manger and Meeting Manager. Together with the Center leader, you will compile material and input for writing of the yearly reports and other documents, including applications, and you will develop and update the Center webpage (using Sitecore) and contribute to the social media platforms (LinkedIn, X). Together with DTU staff (finance center, department secretariate), you will help keep an overview on finances and help with purchases and travel bookings using the DTU platforms FUSION and CWT. The Center follows the so-called FAIR principles and has a Data Management Plan that you will help maintain, including introducing new staff to the plan. The Center is a cross-disciplinary center with employees of many nationalities and developing and maintaining an open and inclusive atmosphere with room for open discussions and fun is essential for Center, and the coordinator plays an important role in facilitating this and ensuring a friendly environment. 

All work tasks will be done in close collaboration with the Center leader and staff at DTU Bioengineering and at DTU. 

Our expectations of you
We are looking for a candidate with an MSc or PhD back-ground, with an understanding of how science works and an interest in facilitating excellent science. You must be very well organized and structured, capable of handling many tasks at once, and capable of interacting with many different people. Also, a good sense of humor will be appreciated. Reading and understanding Danish is not required but an advantage.

What we offer in return
We offer an interesting, dynamic and challenging job in an international atmosphere with the focus on research, teaching, innovation and scientific advice for the benefit of the surrounding community. Since we emphasise a high level of professionalism among our staff, continuous development of skills is an integral part of our organization. In the area of technical and natural sciences, DTU is one of the leading research and education institutions in Europe.

The Center for Microbial Secondary Metabolites, CeMiSt, is a Center of Excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation (DG). The Center started 1st January 2018 and has recently received funding until 2028. The Center is based at the Technical University of Denmark and hosted by Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering). Three DTU departments and 10 senior faculty participate in the Center and >15 PhD students and postdocs have been hired. The purpose of CeMiSt is to unravel the biological role of microbial secondary metabolites in natural microbiological communities. The Center is led by Professor Lone Gram.

DTU Bioengineering covers microbial ecology and physiology, industrial biotechnology and biomedicine and health. The department consists of approx.40 faculty and more than 100 PhD students and postdocs.

Salary and appointment terms
Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). 

The main work-place is in person at DTU campus at Lyngby.

Application and contact
Please submit your online application no later than Monday 9 October 2023. Open the “Apply now” link, fill out the form and attach your motivated application, CV and exam certificates. 

If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Professor Lone Gram on <+45 23688295 or on

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

The Center for Microbial Secondary Metabolites aims to establish what effect microbial secondary metabolites have on other microorganisms in their natural environment. We have traditionally perceived them as ‘competition substances’, but in natural environments they are rarely produced in quantities of antibiotic effect. The Center’s hypothesis is that the secondary metabolites constitute a network of signal molecules that directly affect gene expression, behaviour, and metabolism of the microorganisms and thus play a decisive role in the composition and function of microbiological societies. We will explore this in an interdisciplinary collaboration with the use of sequence-based, analytical-chemical, molecular, bioinformatic, and classic microbiological methods. 

The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) is an international leader in the areas of biotechnology and biomedicine. Our engineering approach to all aspects of biotechnology and biomedicine positions us as a valuable player with unique competences in a growing bio-based economy and with health systems transforming towards personalized medicine. We have a clear focus on the needs in the life science industry and point towards innovation, new businesses, and scientific services for the benefit of society. The department has extensive collaborations with national and international research units and industry. DTU Bioengineering has approx. 400 employees, of which 2/3 are scientific staff. The department is located at DTU Lyngby Campus.

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