Scientific group leader Within enzyme assisted carbon capture and -conversion - DTU Bioengineering

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Scientific group leader Within enzyme assisted carbon capture and -conversion - DTU Bioengineering
Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

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Job Description

We are seeking a scientific group leader with extensive experience within industrial biocatalysis. This includes a documented record for work within discovery, design, engineering, characterization, and/or application of industrial enzymes. We expect a level of experience which corresponds to several years of post doc work with significant independence within e.g. selection of methods, scientific writing, and prioritization of research questions. In addition to being responsible for your own research activities, you will be engaged in the supervision of graduate students, organization of the laboratory and contacts to external collaborators. Most of the planned work will be conducted in collaboration with industrial partners, and candidates with comprehensive and successful experience in university-industry collaboration will be preferred. It would also be an advantage if you have previous experience with carbon capture and conversion.

The key work fields in the research group are 

  • Protein chemistry
  • Enzyme assay development 
  • Enzyme kinetics and kinetic modelling
  • Heterologous gene expression 
  • Protein engineering and -purification
  • Rapid screening of enzyme function
  • Enzyme structure-function relationships
  • Student guidance
  • Project leadership

We expect that you have a PhD in a relevant area and previous experience with research project leadership within several of the areas listed under the bullets above. 

We offer
An interesting and challenging job in an international atmosphere with the focus on research for the benefit of the surrounding community. We place emphasis on a high level of professionalism among our staff, so skills development is an integral part of our organization. We offer a great flexibility in the position. In the area of technical and natural sciences, DTU is one of the leading research and education institutions in Europe.

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

The position is a full-time position. Starting date is July 1st (or according to mutual agreement).

The workplace is DTU Lyngby Campus. (or one of the other locations)

Application and contact
Please submit your online application no later than 30 May 2024. Open the “Apply now” link, fill out the form and attach your motivated application, CV and exam certificates. 

If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Prof. Peter Westh, e-mail: [email protected]

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, 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 3510
  • Job Category TAP
  • Posting Date 05/16/2024, 01:11 AM
  • Apply Before 05/30/2024, 05:59 PM
  • Locations Søltofts Plads, Kgs. Lyngby, 2800, DK



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