GUDP Research Assistant position for Extraction of Proteins and other Nutrients from Jellyfish – DTU Chemical Engineering

Updated: 4 months ago

If you are an ambitious engineer who would like to develop your career on a solid basis of knowledge of unit operations for separation and purification of proteins with high interest at industrial level, this position funded by the Green Development and Demonstration Program (GUDP) is the perfect one to fulfill your dreams and ambitions.

The department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark offers a research assistant position in extraction of proteins and other nutrients from jellyfish. This position will be hosted at the Center for Process and Systems Engineering and the activities will be developed at both lab and pilot plant scale. This project is part of the MEDUSA initiative coordinated by DTU Aqua.

The expected starting date is 1 January 2024 (part-time contract). 

Responsibilities and qualifications
You must have a MSc degree or PhD on Chemical or Bioprocess Engineering and 1) must have documented experience in protein and other bioactive compounds extraction at lab and pilot plant scale , and have experience in the scaling up of protein extraction processes from biomass processes. 2) Also, you must have some experience in extraction of compounds from marine or aquatic species. Additionally you must have: 

  • Experience in purification of proteins and nutrients
  • Experience in developing process protocols, SOPs authoring and safety guidelines ie. ATEX regulations, ensuring high-quality production at industrial level
  • Industrial experience in upscaling biorefinery processes 
  • Handling of unit operations at least at pilot plant scale
  • Troubleshoot experience in equipment related to downstream processing

The applications will be assessed based on the qualifications, academic and personal skills of the candidates. 

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. 

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 until the end of December 2025 and the contract will be part time, corresponding to the equivalent to three working days a week (22.2 hours/week). 

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Further information
Further information may be obtained from Assoc. Prof. Jens Abildskov ([email protected] ) or Prof. Manuel Pinelo ([email protected] ).  

You can read more about the DTU Chemical Engineering  at .  

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Application procedure 
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 23 November 2023 (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)

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.

At the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering it is our main objective to meet today’s industrial challenges and create value through education, innovation and research. DTU Chemical Engineering’s main activities lie within the areas of product design, process design and production in the chemical, biotechnological, pharmaceutical, food technological and energy technological industries. 

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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