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Postdoc Job in UCPH, Denmark – Microalgae biotechnology

University of Copenhagen (UCPH)


University of Copenhagen offers Postdoc in microalgae biotechnology at the Department of Food Science – Denmark, Oct 2021.

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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Jan 01, 2022
Contract Period: 18 months
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Department of Food Science
University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
Copenhagen K,

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Qualification Details

• A PhD degree in biology, microbiology, biochemistry or biotechnology.

• Practical experience in either microbial biochemistry, genetics, physiology or genomics.

• Excellent English communication skills.

• Good interpersonal skills and interest in working in a team of multiple partners.

Key selection criteria:

• Professional qualifications relevant for the position.

• Publications.

• Relevant work experience.

• Language skills.

• Creative thinking.

Responsibilities/Job Description

• Setting up ALE with Chlorella vulgaris on various alternative carbon sources.

• Generation of mutants of Chlorella vulgaris.

• Selection of novel strains using BioLector II bioreactor

• Physiological characterization of Chlorella: growth rates, biomass productivity.

• Extraction and quantitative analysis of proteins and lipids from Chlorella.

• Molecular characterization of obtained Chlorella mutants using genome sequencing and bioinformatics.

How to Apply?

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Documents Required

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

About the Project

Microalgae are potential sources of food ingredients like protein and lipids. The aim of this project is to explore growth of the green algae Chlorella vulgaris using heterotrophic cultivation using various forms of carbon sources, incl. industrial side streams. Specially, we aim to use side streams from grass protein production. The work will involve adapted laboratory evolution (ALE) as well as mutagenesis of Chlorella, and isolation of novel stains with improved growth characteristics on these alternative substrates. The project is part of the GUDP funded project Next Generation Food – EXTEND.

About the Employer: University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

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Further information on the Department is linked at

Interviews will be held in week 46.

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Contact details

Inquiries about the position can be made to Poul Erik Jensen (

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