Postdoc in Protein Product Recovery from Yeast Fermentations

Updated: about 2 months ago

This position is part of the NNF funded program on Accelerated Innovation in Manufacturing Biologics (AIM-Bio), a collaborative program between DTU Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, DTU Bioengineering and NC State University (USA). This position will be based in DTU Chemical and Biochemical Engineering.

The focus of this postdoc position will be on in-situ protein product removal from yeast fermentations.

Responsibilities and tasks
The successful candidate for this position will be responsible for designing and implementing a research program with particular focus on in-situ product removal of proteins directly from yeast fermentations. A large part of the work will be laboratory-based, but the DTU Chemical Engineering pilot-plant will also be used for testing new concepts. International travel to USA as part of this collaboration is expected.

Candidates should have a PhD degree in (Bio) Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology or related field. In case of not being in possession of the PhD yet, the defense must not be in more than 3 months from the application date. The candidate is expected to have in-depth knowledge of downstream processing for the recovery of proteins and preferably knowledge of yeast fermentation.

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.

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Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor John Woodley, tel.: +45 4525 2885, e-mail: or Associate Professor Manuel Pinelo, tel.: +45 4525 2950, e-mail: .

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Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 21 May 2020 (23:59 local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", 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
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

Applications and enclosures 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.

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