Laboratory Technician for Lab Management and Research - DTU Bioengineering

Jun 11, 2023 21:59:00 GMT+00:00
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Do you like a dynamic work environment with varying tasks that provide opportunities for professional as well as personal development?

The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) is looking for an independent and enthusiastic laboratory technician with a flair for coordination and research problem-solving for employment in the Section for Protein Science and Biotherapeutics (PSBT). 

Primary responsibilities

Your primary responsibilities will be activities related to laboratory maintenance in both an executive and coordinating role. This includes maintaining laboratories, procurement, monitoring work environment procedures and regulations, establishing maintenance procedures for laboratory equipment, training students and new users, as well as experimental work with research projects related to cell signaling in complex environments and omics technologies. 

You will be part of the section’s technician team (consisting of ten technicians and trainees and a team leader). As part of the technician team, you support the section’s diverse research and teaching activities, which span a range of topics and methods within biochemistry, molecular biology, and cell biology. Specifically, you will support the international team of Dr Chiara Francavilla funded by a Novo Nordisk Foundation Young Investigator Award. 

Your background and qualifications

We expect that you are an experienced laboratory technician and see yourself as a generalist, who has updated knowledge of mammalian cell signaling and experience with:

  • cell biological methods, specifically mammalian cell culture, including three dimensional cell culture and/or primary cell culture, lentivirus production for stable cell lines, or related methods and techniques
  • biochemical methods, including western blotting, immunoprecipitation, protein production, or related methods and techniques
  • molecular biological methods, in particular molecular cloning, PCR-based methods, CRISPR-CAS9 methods, or related methods and techniques
  • supervision and instruction of students or trainees
  • experience with laboratory or infrastructure management

Importantly, you have a can-do attitude and are a problem-solver who loves a challenge and thrives with coordination of multiple tasks. You are self-led and self-motivated, you can handle tasks independently, you are proficient in time management, you keep detailed notebooks, and you like engaging with a range of people and professions to produce the best possible teaching and research.

At DTU Bioengineering you will have many international colleagues. We therefore also expect that you are confident communicating in English, both verbally and in writing.

Candidates with a degree at MSc level or above will not be considered.

We offer

DTU Bioengineering offers a flexible and dynamic work environment with good opportunities to develop both professionally and personally through the teaching and research activities.

You will work in a highly international environment and in collaboration with other employees be able to pursue novel workflows and methods in an ever-developing field biotechnology and biomedicine. You will be involved in a wide range of coordination tasks, which ensure that the section’s teaching activities and cutting-edge research projects run smoothly and perform to the highest standards. We offer training opportunities in the evolving field of mass spectrometry-based proteomics.

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

Salary and employment conditions is based on the OAO-S joint agreement and association agreement for office workers, laboratory technicians and IT staff (HK/Stat) signed with the Danish Ministry of Finance.

The position is full time, but a part-time employment can be negotiated. 

Start date: 1st of September 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Application and contact

Please submit your online application no later than 11 June 2023 (Danish time). Open the “Apply now” link, fill in the form and attach a detailed cover letter outlining your motivation for the application, your CV, and your diplomas and references. Interview will be in person and will include a personality test.

If you would like more information about the position, please contact, Lab Manager Lene Holberg Blicher by email ( or phone (+45 45258610) and Dr Chiara Francavilla by email (

 You can read more about the Department at

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

Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) is an international leader in 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 industry 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 is 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.


  • Job Identification- 1783
  • Job Category- TAP
  • Posting Date- 22/05/2023, 13:48
  • Apply Before- 12/06/2023, 03:29
  • Locations- Søltofts Plads, Kgs. Lyngby, 2800, DK