Postdoc in Enzyme Assisted CO2 Capture - DTU Bioengineering

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Postdoc in Enzyme Assisted CO2 Capture - DTU Bioengineering
Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Job Description

Unlock your passion for sustainability, creativity and science by joining the exciting BIG project, Biocatalyst Interactions with Gases, ( ). BIG strives to develop knowledge and scalable technologies that can be used to capture and recycle carbon dioxide. BIG is a collaboration between North Carolina State University and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Here, we seek a motivated and qualified Postdoc to join BIGs satellite at DTU. The successful candidate will become part of our international, interdisciplinary research team with daily workplace at DTU-Bioengineering, but frequent contacts with our external collaborators. This is partly other BIG scientists, but also people from related projects at DTU-bioengineering, such as close cooperation with scientists from the Novo Nordisk Foundation CO2 Research Center ( CORC), you may read more about our activities at . 

Overall, you will become part of a high-energy, supportive, and inclusive work environment with many opportunities for professional development and global networking.

Responsibilities and qualifications
We are seeking a Postdoc with background and interest in enzymology, biophysical chemistry and/or enzyme technology. During the 3-year project, the Postdoc will focus on enzyme assisted carbon capture, and the planned work includes development of assays for enzyme characterization with focus on biophysical methodologies. Specific research activities include enzyme immobilization, kinetic characterization and -modeling as well as performance testing under application relevant conditions.

We are looking for a candidate with excellent qualifications within some of the following areas and an interest to develop within others:                

  • Protein chemistry
  • Biophysical chemistry 
  • Enzyme assay development and instrument automation
  • Protein immobilization
  • In silico analysis of enzyme reactions
  • Enzyme kinetics and kinetic modelling
  • Enzyme structure-function relationships

Supervision of BSc and MSc student projects and co-supervision of PhD students will also be part of the position.

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

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 3 years. 

You can read more about career paths at DTU here .

Further information 
Further information may be obtained from Professor Peter Westh, [email protected] , or at the research group’s homepage:

You can read more about DTU-Bioengineering at  

The department houses four research sections, and the post doc will be associated with the 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 2 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:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  •  (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.

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 3247
  • Job Category VIP B
  • Posting Date 02/27/2024, 02:16 AM
  • Apply Before 04/02/2024, 05:59 PM
  • Locations Søltofts Plads, Kgs. Lyngby, 2800, DK

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