Jobs for Analytical chemists – Analytical chemistry – Biological systems

    Jobs for Analytical chemists - Analytical chemistry - Biological systems

    Jobs for Analytical chemists (Research Assistant level) to join the group’s translational project on therapeutics manufacturing in yeast, in the Yeast Natural Products group at DTU Biosustain, Technical University of Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    May 07, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionAnalytical chemist (RA)
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Analytical chemistry
    – Biological systems
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceYeast Natural Products group
    DTU Biosustain
    Technical University of Denmark
    Contract Period1 Year
    Starting dateNot specified


    • Scientific academic degree with analytical chemistry or related background
    • Hands-on experience working with biological systems (e.g., biological sample preparation and extraction)
    • Experience in analytical instrument (HPLC, GC/LC-MS) operation and maintenance
    • Proactive attitude and a translational research drive
    • Good communication (oral and written) in English
    • Positive mind-set and work independence
    • Flexibility, enthusiasm, responsibility, team spirit and excellent collaboration skills

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    The Yeast Natural Products group at DTU Biosustain is seeking an analytical chemist (Research Assistant level) to join the group’s translational project on therapeutics manufacturing in yeast.

    The candidate will be assisting a senior analytical chemist in developing and executing state-of-the-art LC-MS analysis for mitigating metabolic engineering bottlenecks. The candidate will closely collaborate with a team of about 10 researchers with expertise in synthetic biology, metabolic engineering, biochemistry, bioprocess engineering and computational biology. The candidate will be supporting research activities in the analytical unit. 

    Key responsibilities will include: 

    • Extraction, isolation and identification of compounds from biological samples
    • LC-MS/MS data acquisition and quality control
    • Assist LC-MS/MS method development and optimization
    • Basic instrument maintenance and troubleshooting

    How to Apply?

    To apply please click the Apply Online button mentioned above

    Documents Required

    Applications must be submitted in English as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration including CV, cover letter, diploma, list of publications including patents, if you have such.

    The Yeast Natural Products group

    We offer an exciting, collaborative, hard-working, and entrepreneurial team, focusing on translational research and innovation with both societal and environmental impacts. We place emphasis on a high level of professionalism in our team, so skills development and knowledge-transfer are integral parts of our agile well-resourced organization.

    Our environment (especially in non–Corona times) is characterized by openness, knowledge sharing and helpfulness. Now, we are looking forward to be able to be physically together like before – and to make you a part of the team, naturally.

    About the Department

    At DTU Biosustain we develop the next generation of biosustainable technologies using synthetic biology. We create novel methods and technologies as a foundation for development of new environment-friendly products, better and less energy consuming manufacturing processes, new medical treatments, climate-friendly farming, etc. In other words, we try to solve some of the biggest challenges in the history of humankind, and you will get the chance to add your mark to this.

    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. Learn more at


    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


    Dr. Jie Zhang

    Dr. Khem Bahadur Adhikari

    Official advertisement

    Analytical chemist (RA) for yeast natural products project

    Post expires at 8:59am on Saturday May 8th, 2021 (GMT+9)