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Postdoctoral Fellow in Metabolic Engineering – DTU, Denmark, Oct 2021

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Center for Biosustainability invites Postdoctoral Fellow in Metabolic Engineering at DTU Biosustain, Denmark -Oct 2021

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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: October 31, 2021(GMT +2)
Joining Date: -
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Center for Biosustainability
DTU Biosustain
Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

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Qualification Details

PhD with experience with CRISPR genome toolbox, yeast genome editing, and FACSWe are looking for Scientists that are able to turn ideas into tangible results based on good planning skills backed by good communication skills in written and spoken English. As we work with the latest data infrastructure consisting of data lake, data warehouse and institutional knowledge graph linking internal data with universal knowledge, you must be good at data handling and record-keeping. Additionally, your CV comprises:

  • A PhD degree
  • Hands-on experience with CRISPR genome toolbox, yeast genome editing, and FACS
  • Excellent track-record of scientific achievements (publications, patents, awards, grants, conference presentations, etc.)

Responsibilities/Job Description

High-throughput metabolic engineering – development of novel yeast cell factoriesYour will be part of a team of highly skilled Scientists that find yeast and metabolic engineering just as fascinating as yourself. Together with other team members, you will apply high-throughput metabolic engineering methods to improve enzymes and strains. You will use FACS as the screening method and various analytical techniques (GC-MS, LC-MS, HPLC) for validating improved small metabolite production. Your specific tasks will involve:

  • Literature review, hypotheses formulation, and experimental design
  • Wet-lab work with yeast molecular biology, strain library construction, and high-throughput screening
  • Reporting results in peer-reviewed publications and presentations at conferences and meetings
  • Collaboration within the group and within the center, participation in international collaborations and outreach activities

Cross-organizational collaboration, knowledge sharing, and co-created publications are a part of our center’s DNA. As such, you must thrive in a very collaborative environment.

How to Apply?

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Documents Required

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:

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

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

About the Department

You will join 12 Scientists in a 50/50 split between PhD students and PostDocs. Our common focus is to develop novel yeast cell factories for the production of sustainable chemicals and natural products. We do so by applying advanced genome editing, metabolic modeling, and omics data analyses for data-guided strain design. Our environment is first and foremost characterized by respect and room for being the person you are, topped with helpfulness. If you need help, you will find it. If you want challenges, they are right in front of you. If you want to make a mark in the world for the better, you feel just like the rest of us.

About the Employer: Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Note or Other details

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

If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Prof. Irina Borodina at +45 2179 8657 or at

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