PhD Position DTU Technical University of Denmark

PhD scholarship in Biotechnology, Life sciences at DTU, Denmark 2022

Denmark

PhD scholarship in Anaerobic Digestion Process, Managing Syntrophic Microbial Interactions in Anaerobic Digestion for Enhanced Methane Production is available for master’s degree candidates in Biotechnology, Life sciences at DTU chemical engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark 2022

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General Info

Position: PhD
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: According to standard norms

Workplace:
Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark

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Qualification Details

You must have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering invites applications for a PhD position with background on anaerobic biotechnology. The prime scientific area will be on studying syntrophic metabolism between sulfate reducing bacteria and methanogens in anaerobic environment via conductive materials. The successful candidate will join an innovative, collaborative, international and multidisciplinary team within Bioconversion group. The group works on the development and validation of new technologies based on the use of microorganisms as tools to transform organic waste and wastewater into useful bioproducts, biofuels and bioenergy.

Responsibilities and qualifications Overall, the PhD student will investigate microbial interactions in anaerobic digestion processes. The project also include synthesizing and characterization of conductive materials and other additives. The candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • The candidate must hold a master degree in areas such as Biotechnology, Life sciences, or other relevant to this position.
  • Ability to work in the following areas: anaerobic digestion, biomass characterization
  • Microbial analysis ability
  • Ability in modeling and analysis of process and having experience with programming software is an advantage.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 14 June 2022 (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 diploma (in English) including official description of grading scale

You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your master's degree but cannot begin before having received it.

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.

About the Department/Section/Group

You can read more about DTU Chemical Engineering at www.kt.dtu.dk/english.   If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark. Furthermore, you have the option of joining our monthly free seminar “PhD relocation to Denmark and startup “Zoom” seminar” for all questions regarding the practical matters of moving to Denmark and working as a PhD at DTU.

About the Employer:

Note or Other details

The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see DTU's rules for the PhD education.

Assessment The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Irini Angelidaki and Postdoc Parisa Ghofrani-Isfahani.

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 appointment is expected to start August 2022 and 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.

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Contact details

Further information may be obtained from Parisa Ghofrani-Isfahani ([email protected]).

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