Research assistant/ postdoctoral positions in ulocking green energy within fossil fuels - DTU Offshore

Updated: 5 months ago

Are you interested to be part of the energy transition R&D?
In an earlier research (published here ) we showed that some thermotoga species are able to ferment crude oil into hydrogen. We are curious to know how they do this and if we can scale up this process to produce hydrogen in a commercial scale. You will be joining a rapidly growing group of postdocs/research assistants and PhD students with multiple skills working on various projects related to bioproduction of green hydrogen & protein from crude oil and microbial life in subsurface reservoirs. In our group team work is the spirit and sky is the limit! You will have the opportunity to be a part of a true multidisciplinary imitative where you can look at a problem from different view points. 

We are looking for multiple postdocs/research assistants who are interested in science with focus on application and technology commercialization. We expect you to be interested in conducting experiments and running simulations as much as you are interested in leadership, founding a startup around this project, and attracting and supervising students. The projects are part of DOTC’s aspiration to be a key player in the energy transition, and we are looking for ambitious colleagues who share this vision.

Ideally, you are an expert (with MSc/PhD degree) in one of the following disciplines: 

  • An researcher/engineer with significant biology knowledge who is not afraid to dig deeper in biochemistry and applying their skills for conducting both (bio) reactive transport modelling and laboratory core flooding. 
  • Molecular Biologists / Bioinformaticians:  You have strong biology background and have experience working in the lab conducting omics studies and you are comfortable using computational methods / programming to analzye the results. 
  • Process control / Automation / Reactor Design Engineers: You have experience with Aspen-Hysis to do process design and have hands on experience making a bioreactor setup from scratch. 
  • Other important skills:

    • You are enterprising, proactive, can work with high level of independence, and have a can do attitude.
    • You are not afraid of not knowing and high levels of uncertainty does not make you panic.
    • Good writing and communication skills in English. Publication record in peer reviewed journals is considered a plus. 

    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 salary and appointment terms is based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union and calculated on the basis of your seniority. For example, the gross monthly salary, including pension for a postdoctoral researcher amounts to approx. DKK 41,000.
    The period of employment is 18 months (possible to extend) with an expected starting date of 1st of July 2023.The weekly working hours are 37 hours. 

    Your employment  will be based on your educational level. If you hold a MSc you will be employed as a Research Assistant and if you hold a PhD degree you will be employed as a postdoc. 

    You can read more about career paths at DTU here .

    Further information 
    Further information may be obtained from Dr. Moein Jahanbani Veshareh, ( ), or Senior Researcher Hamid Nick ( ) 

    Please do not send your application by email. 

    If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark .

    Please submit your online application no later than 22 May 2023 (Danish 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:

    • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
    • Curriculum vitae 
    • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc/PhD diploma
    • Names and addresses of three references

    Please do not include additional documents such as published articles/reports, and copy of course certificates in your application.

    All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

    DTU Offshore´s vision
    DTU Offshore – Danish Offshore Technology Centre – is Denmark’s national R&D centre for offshore technologies and holds a central position in the energy transition. We develop research-based technology solutions for the offshore industry in the North Sea. Our research encompasses carbon storage, digital solutions for the offshore sector, produced water management, well and platform maintenance, recovery of remaining oil and gas resources, and efficient and responsible abandonment of depleted oil and gas fields. By managing  a portfolio of research projects , we can ensure that our solutions make a difference to industry. DTU Offshore is a partnership between five of Denmark's leading research institutions: Aalborg University, Aarhus University, University of Copenhagen, National Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) and the Technical University of Denmark. We gather teams across the network and utilize the cutting-edge expertise of each partner institution. In addition, we are in constant dialogue with industry partners and researchers outside DTU Offshore. We see this network approach as the most optimal approach to pioneering research that makes a difference in the field.

    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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