Lab Production Associate (Academic Technician) - DTU Bioengineering

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We are seeking to employ a Scientific Technician who will be responsible for the daily running of the recombinant enzyme production pipeline within enzyme technology at DTU Bioengineering. The work includes high throughput expression screenings and liter-scale production of recombinant enzymes in procaryotic and eucaryotic microbial expression hosts.   

The job
The lab production associate will be in charge of the lab production of recombinant enzymes in microbial expression hosts by fermentation for the enzyme discovery and enzyme technology research at DTU Bioengineering. The production of recombinant enzymes is from very small scale (including high throughput screening expression tests) to larger scale, meaning up to Liter scale fermentations in microbial procaryotic and eucaryotic expression hosts. The job includes including maintenance of the recombinant expression lab- pipeline and the relevant equipment, as well as responsibility for effective planning, systematic testing of new expression methods, high throughput screening, and recombinant protein production protocols in close collaboration with the Molecular Biology/Enzyme Biotechnology Lab Team leader and the Head of Section.  The job also includes training of new group members and visitors in technologies and protocols used in the laboratory as well as supervision of selected students and PhD scholars.

The position has daily reference to the Molecular Biology/Enzyme Biotechnology Lab Team Leader, Dr. M. Vuillemin, and overall direct reference to the Enzyme Technology group leader, Head of Section Protein Chemistry and Enzyme Technology, Professor A. S. Meyer. 

Our expectations of you/required qualifications

  • Practical experience and academic level insight, at minimum MSc level, within recombinant enzyme protein production in both procaryotic and eucaryotic microbial systems 
  • Theoretical insight and practical experience with cloning techniques for recombinant enzyme expression. 
  • Experience with fundamental protein characterization methods and enzyme assays
  • Strong organizational and systematic work approach skills. 
  • Strong collaboration skills, interpersonal communication, overview capacity, and exceptional reliability.
  • Fluent English and preferably Danish in speaking and writing.

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). You are employed as an Academic Technician. 

The position is a part time position 27 h/week. Starting date is January 1. 2024. The workplace is DTU Bioengineering at DTU Lyngby Campus

Application and contact
Please submit your online application no later than 24 November 2023. Open the “Apply now” link, fill out the form and attach your motivated application, CV and exam certificates. 

Contact person for the position is Dr. Marlene Vuillemin, [email protected] or Prof. Anne S. Meyer, [email protected].

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, 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.

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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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