DTU Tenure Track Assistant Professor – Biotechnology and Biomedicine, Denmark

    DTU Tenure Track Assistant Professor - Biotechnology and Biomedicine, Denmark

    Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Kinetic Theory of Biocatalysis, at Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine DTU Bioengineering, Technical University of Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    May 31, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionTenure Track Assistant Professor
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Biotechnology
    – Protein Chemistry
    – Enzyme Technology
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceDTU Bioengineering
    Technical University of Denmark
    Contract Period6 Years
    Starting dateNot mentioned


    Hold a PhD degree or equivalent and academic qualifications and research experience equivalent to those obtained by holding a position as Assistant Professor, Researcher, or Postdoc.


    • An excellent publication record within enzyme kinetic modelling.
    • “Hands-on” experience with colloidal enzyme reactions. 
    • Deep knowledge of structure-function relationships for (selected) enzyme reactions.
    • A documented, strong background in biophysical chemistry.
    • General experience with enzyme engineering (design, expression, purification and characterization).
    • Extensive experience with development and improvement of enzyme kinetic assays.
    • General knowledge of industrial enzyme application. 
    • International and Industrial collaboration experience.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills in English and Danish.
    • Teaching experience.

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    The position comprises responsibilities related to the department’s externally financed projects within the discovery, design and –engineering of enzymes for sustainable industries. The main task is development and implementation of kinetic theory, which is applicable to multifaceted systems and industrially relevant conditions. This could be interfacial enzyme reactions in colloidal systems, reactions including polymeric and heterogeneous substrates or the kinetics of immobilized enzymes. Another key task is to identify, design and implement novel assay technologies (including high throughput methods) that are adequate for colloidal systems. This work will be conducted in collaboration with experimentalists, and the main responsibility of the new assistant professor is to identify kinetic descriptors that are both easy to measure and theoretically sound.  

    The successful candidate must engage proactively in the Department’s goals (Lighthouse) within enzyme discovery and -engineering, and participate in the supervision of PhD students and project students within interfacial enzyme kinetics, protein chemistry and enzyme technology. In addition, the new assistant professor is expected to contribute to develop externally funded research projects, and lead own research proposals and projects. The position also includes teaching obligations such as classes, laboratory courses and supervision of BSc and MSc projects, and we expect that the candidate has or will take a university pedagogy education such as the Teaching and Learning course (UDTU) at DTU Learning Lab within the first year of the employment. You will be expected to learn Danish and be able to teach in Danish after 3 years. DTU can provide Danish language courses.

    How to Apply?

    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.

    Documents Required

    • Application (cover letter)
    • Vision for teaching and research for the tenure track period
    • CV including employment history, list of publications, H-index and ORCID (see http://orcid.org/)
    • Teaching portfolio including documentation of teaching experience
    • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)

    About Tenure Track program

    The position is part of DTU’s Tenure Track program. 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. We develop talent by offering a career mentor, state-of-the-art research infrastructure, and postgraduate teacher training. DTU’s Tenure Track is an appointment of at most six years, during which you will receive career support in the form of professional and personal guidance. At the end of the tenure track appointment you will be evaluated by an external assessment committee, who will assess your appointment to a permanent Associate Professorship. Read more about the DTU Tenure Track program at DTU at this homepage.

    About Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine

    The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) is an international leader in the areas of 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. 275 employees, of which 2/3 are scientific staff. The department is located at DTU Lyngby Campus.


    • The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The salary for the position will be determined by the applicants qualifications and in agreement with the relevant union.
    • Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Ministerial Order on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.
    • If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.


    Head of Section Protein Chemistry and Enzyme Technology Professor Anne S. Meyer
    Email: asme@dtu.dk

    Professor Peter Westh
    Email: petwe@dtu.dk.

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    DTU Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Kinetic Theory of Biocatalysis

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