Postdoc in Biotechnology – DTU Chemical Engineering

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Postdoc in Biotechnology – DTU Chemical Engineering
Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark


Job Description

Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering invites applications for a position as Post Doctoral Fellow to be hired within the frame of a project on biogas conversion to single cell protein in the form of methylotrophic bacteria, where optimising synergistic microbial interactions is a key element. Project focus is on recovery of nutrients from the biogas digestate by microbial or electrochemical methods. 
Your background is on biotechnology, fermentation, bioconversion technologies, bioprocess design, biomass/waste valorisation, and microbial flux balance analysis.
The successful candidates will join an innovative, collaborative, international and multidisciplinary team. The group works on both fundamental understanding but also development and validation of new technologies based on the use of microorganisms as tools to valorise organic wastes and wastewaters into useful bioproducts, biofuels and bioenergy. One of our important values is cooperation, and we believe that we can reach world-class results together. 
You will be involved to strengthen the Bioconversions group competences within fermentation and anaerobic digestion for the development of new bioenergy technologies and added-value molecules production. You will work with nearby colleagues, and with both academic and industrial partners in Denmark as well as abroad. 
The candidate is expected to:

  • Design and perform experimental work.
  • Be involved in the co-supervision of PhD, MSc and BSc students.
  • Present research findings in scientific papers, conferences, public domain and other outreach activities
  • Actively contribute to fundraising activities in the department

The candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • A PhD degree in areas such as Biotechnology, Microbiology, or other relevant to this position
  • Proven ability to work in the following areas: microbial electrochemistry, traditional and modern microbiology, modelling, and bioreactor engineering.
  • Strong competences within fermentations and understanding of gas/liquid mass transfer issues.
  • Experience on bioprocess upscaling and extrapolation of experimental data
  • Previous experience in execution of research projects
  • Experience with the supervision and guidance of MSc and BSc students
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Publish high impact articles.
  • Able to work both independently and in a team.
  • Collaborative international experience

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 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. 
You can read more about career paths at DTU here .
Further information 
Further information may be obtained from Dimitar Karakashev, [email protected]
You can read more about DTU Chemical Engineering at . 
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 15 May 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 3414
  • Job Category TAP
  • Posting Date 04/08/2024, 07:09 AM
  • Apply Before 05/15/2024, 05:59 PM
  • Locations Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

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