Postdoc in Water Valorization Using Microalgae

A 2-year postdoc position is available to develop and optimize wastewater valorization technology with microalgae, starting July 1st 2019 or shortly after. The successful candidate will join an innovative, collaborative, productive, responsible, international, gender-balanced, and multidisciplinary team at DTU Environment.

The project aims to develop an innovative benchmark technology for complete valorization of industrial wastewater using microalgae towards production of biofuels and bio-products.


Responsibilities and tasks

The postdoc project position will include laboratory studies for microalgae cultivations and monitoring.


Beside laboratory work, the candidate is also expected to be able to:

  • Active dissemination of the obtained results, in high-impact scientific articles and through participation in international conferences, is an integral part of the job.
  • Participation in teaching will also be an integrated part of the job.
  • Participation in co-supervision of PhD students will be an integrated part of the job.
  • Participation in writing project proposal.

Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent.


The ideal candidate should have a strong background in process optimization and microbiology. Additional knowledge regarding molecular biology and bioinformatics is appreciated as it helps to reveal the mechanisms of microalgae cultivation processes.


Background in any of these subjects would be useful, but more important are enthusiasm for microalgae based technologies, self-motivation, and should thrive in a highly ambitious research group that aims to establish new research fields.


Good communication skills in both written and spoken English are expected.

We offer

DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. 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.

Salary and terms of employment

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.

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Further information

For Further information, please contact Professor Irini Angelidaki <>


Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 26 April 2019 (local time).

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 (MSc/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.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

Deadline: 26 April 2019
Unit: DTU Environment
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday April 26th, 2019