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Postdoc position in Metabolic engineering, Microbiology – DTU Biosustain, Denmark

Denmark, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

The Bacterial Signal Transduction group at DTU Biosustain is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to work on a project involving genetic engineering of bacterial strains, primarily Geobacillus sp., for enhanced carbon fixation.

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General Info

Position: Postdoc position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

The Bacterial Signal Transduction group
DTU Biosustain
Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Lyngby, ,

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Qualification Details

Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent.

  • PhD degree in microbiology, metabolic engineering, or a related discipline.
  • Experience with genetic engineering of Geobacillus sp.
  • Strong publication record in this field.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Independent mind-set and capacity to form own scientific hypotheses.
  • Willingness and capacity to actively collaborate with other team members.

Responsibilities/Job Description

  • Devising and implementing genetic/metabolic engineering strategies to enhance biomineralization in Geobacillus sp. strains.
  • Actively collaborating with other team members with complementary expertise.
  • Writing of manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Participation in various group activities and team-building events.

How to Apply?

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Documents Required

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:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

About the Project

The position is a part of a larger project that is already ongoing in the Bacterial Signal Transduction group, so the recruited postdoctoral fellow will be expected to collaborate with other researchers in our group. The Bacterial Signal Transduction group offers an interdisciplinary, international and stimulating working environment, ideal for junior scientist wishing to build their independence and transition to junior group leaders. Prof. Mijakovic as a host offers to actively support career development of all team members.

About the Department

Recent progress in our ability to read and write genomic code, combined with advances in automation, analytics and data science, has fundamentally changed the scope and ambition of harnessing the potential of biological systems. Big data approaches and analysis of biological systems are key research instruments at the Center. DTU Biosustain utilizes these advances for microbial cell factory design to foster sustainable lifestyles in relation to three application areas: Sustainable Chemicals, Natural Products, and Microbial Foods.

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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.

The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

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

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Contact details

For more details about the Bacterial Signal Transduction group, please visit

Further information may be obtained from Prof. Ivan Mijakovic:

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