Research Assistant Position for Master degree in Biology, Biotechnology, Biomedicine, Microbiology Jobs Opportunities

    Research Assistant Position for Master degree in Biology, Biotechnology, Biomedicine, Microbiology Jobs Opportunities

    Research assistant Job Opportunities for Graduates (MSc degree in biology, biotechnology, biomedicine, food) in the project “straining engineering” at the DTU Biosustain, Denmark (Microbiology Jobs)

    Deadline to Apply

    May 11, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionResearch Assistant
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Biology
    – Microbiology
    – Biotechnology
    – Biomedicine
    – Food
    ScholarshipAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceDTU Biosustain
    Technical University of Denmark
    Contract Period1 Year
    Starting dateNot Specified


    • MSc degree in biology, biotechnology, biomedicine, food, or related areas
    • Preferably experienced in molecular biology, such as bacteria genome editing and plasmid cloning – advantageous but not mandatory for applying.

    We are looking for a visionary profile that thrives on turning exciting challenges into solutions based on curiosity and an open mind for entering new paths when necessary. You can naturally drive things forward on your own; equally important is that you like to create results based on knowledge sharing and positive teamwork – we simply cannot succeed if we do not pool our shared knowledge.

    As you will manage projects and coordinate with multidisciplinary groups, you must also bring overview and planning skills backed by excellent communication ability in written and spoken English.


    More specifically, you will use organisms including E. coli, Streptomyces, yeast, and Lactobacillus, etc. as host strains to build cell factories. Your primary tasks include:

    • Strain engineering on E. coli or other bacteria
    • Design and execute genome editing or plasmids construction tasks
    • Run small scale tests and screens before implementing at a larger scale in the Biofoundry
    • Manage large data sets, results and registries using our common informatics platforms
    • Work with both experimental scientists and computational scientists on project design
    • Present plans and results in group meetings

    Other tasks include:

    • Work with Biofoundry colleagues to complete high-throughput strain construction and screening tasks
    • Develop improved genome engineering methods and implement them into the Biofoundry
    • Work together with pre-pilot plant scientists on process design and scale-up.

    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

    Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. The file must include:

    • Application (cover letter)
    • CV
    • Academic Diplomas (MSc)
    • List of publications.

    Please note that we review applications on an ongoing basis and close the process when we find the right match.

    About the project

    At DTU Center of Biosustainability, we aim to achieve the goal of a sustainable future by creating novel chemicals, materials, pharmaceuticals, and food using microbial cells. You will contribute to the development of new knowledge and technologies to support the transformation from conventional, petroleum-based production to a sustainable bio-based industry. You will have the opportunity to join top scientists from all over the world and make a personal impact in solving some of the most critical challenges the world is facing.

    Innovative workflows for building cell factories using state-of-the-art platforms

    The focus of our group is to drive projects using Biofoundry that provides state-of-the-art automation platforms, as well as our cutting-edge Informatics infrastructure. With the foundation of high-quality big data generation and analysis, we aim to demonstrate next-generation ‘Design-Build-Test-Learn’ workflows to build microbial cell factories with superior efficiency and predictability, which cannot be achieved otherwise.

    About The Strain Design Group – your new team

    You will join a top-class science team under construction, meaning you will get the opportunity to influence our ways of working as well as our environment. When completed, our team will consist of 10 people, including PhD level scientists, a technician (lab manager), and research assistants. The team includes both experimental biologists and computational biologists who work hands in hands. We follow a unique workflow that allows us to generate and convert data into practical knowledge used for the design of microbial production strains. Our projects focus on the production of sustainable chemicals, new bioactive compounds, and microbial foods through fermentation.


    •  If necessary, we will set up an additional phone call to ensure your understanding of the job and your many opportunities.
    • If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.
    • All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.


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