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DTU Tenure Track Researcher in Enzyme Assisted Carbon Capture and Conversion - DTU Bioengineering
Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

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Job Description

Unlock your passion for sustainability, creativity and science by joining the CORC project at DTU. CORC is an interdisciplinary research center funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation (see https://corc.au.dk/  for details). The center develops knowledge and technology that can be used to capture and recycle carbon dioxide and uses both chemical and biological approaches. CORC is organized with a main hub at Aarhus University and satellites at different universities in Denmark and abroad. The satellite at DTU focuses on the application of biocatalysis for the capture and conversion of CO2 , and covers activities within discovery, engineering and characterization of different enzyme classes. The CORC group at DTU collaborates closely with other groups in the CORC center and is also engaged in other research projects with a related scope such as the BIG project (https://biocat.ncsu.edu/ ). 

Responsibilities and qualifications
We are seeking a tenure track researcher with extensive experience within fundamental aspects of industrial biocatalysis. This includes a documented research record in discovery, design, engineering, characterization, and/or application of industrial enzymes. We expect a level of research experience which corresponds to several years of post doc work with significant independence within e.g. selection of methods, scientific writing, and prioritization of research questions. In addition to being responsible for your own research activities, you will be strongly engaged in the supervision of graduate students, organization of the laboratory and contacts to external collaborators. Most of the planned work will be conducted in collaboration with industrial partners, and candidates with comprehensive and successful experience in university-industry collaboration will be preferred. It would also be an advantage if you have previous experience with carbon capture and conversion.

Key competences include:

  • Protein chemistry
  • Enzyme assay development 
  • Enzyme kinetics and kinetic modelling
  • Heterologous gene expression 
  • Protein engineering and -purification
  • Rapid screening of enzyme function
  • Enzyme structure-function relationships
  • Student guidance
  • Project leadership

You must contribute to the teaching of courses. DTU employs two working languages: Danish and English. You are expected to be fluent in at least one of these languages, and in time are expected to master both.

As formal qualification you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

You will be assessed against the responsibilities and qualifications stated above and the following general criteria:

  • Research experience
  • Experience and quality of teaching 
  • Research vision and potential
  • International impact and experience 
  • Societal impact
  • Innovativeness, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • Leadership, collaboration, and interdisciplinary skills
  • Communication skills

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 starting date is July 1st 2024 or close to this date according to mutual agreement. The position is a full-time position. 

The position is part of DTU’s Tenure Track program. Read more about the program and the recruitment process here .

You can read more about career paths at DTU here .

Further information 
Further information may be obtained from Prof. Peter Westh, DTU Bioengineering ([email protected]).

You can read more about our department DTU Bioengineering at www.bioengineering.dtu.dk

The department houses four research sections, and the Tenure Track will be associated with the Section for Protein Chemistry and Enzyme Technology https://www.bioengineering.dtu.dk/english/ResearchNy/Research-Sections/Section-for-Protein-Chemistry-and-Enzyme-Technology

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 than 19 April 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)
  • Vision for teaching and research for the tenure track period 
  • CV including employment history, list of publications, H-index and ORCID (see http://orcid.org/ )
  • Teaching portfolio  including documentation of teaching experience 
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)

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.

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- and biotech industries 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

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 3410
  • Job Category VIP A
  • Posting Date 04/05/2024, 03:06 AM
  • Apply Before 04/19/2024, 05:59 PM
  • Locations Søltofts Plads, Kgs. Lyngby, 2800, DK



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