2 Postdoctoral fellows in Metabolic Engineering

    2 Postdoctoral fellows in Metabolic Engineering

    2 Postdoctoral fellows in yeast and Metabolic Engineering, at DTU Biosustain, Technical University of Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    Apr 30, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPostdoctoral fellow
    No. of Position(s)2
    Research Area– Metabolic Engineering
    – Genomics
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceDTU Biosustain
    Technical University of Denmark
    Contract Period2 Years


    • 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.)


    We 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

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    Your 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 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

    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)
    • CV
    • Diploma (PhD)
    • List of publications

    About Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain)

    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 biosustain.dtu.dk


    • 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.


    Prof. Irina Borodina
    Phone: +45 2179 8657
    Email: irbo@biosustain.dtu.dk

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    2 Postdoctoral fellows in Metabolic Engineering

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