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Postdoc in Evaluation of EOR Potential by Gas/water Flooding in Chalk Oil Reservoirs

The Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre (Centre for Oil and Gas – DTU), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), invites applicants for a position on investigations of gas and water flooding mechanisms and models in the context of advanced recovery methods. Centre for Oil and Gas – DTU is established by the Danish Underground Consortium and DTU. As part of a national strategy on oil and gas, the research centre is an ambitious, targeted effort to improve recovery of oil and gas from the Danish North Sea.

Responsibilities and tasks

The position will be an integrated part of the Advanced Water Flooding and the Tight Reservoir Development programmes with the focus on improving oil recovery in chalk reservoirs in the Danish part of the North Sea. In this context, the candidate is expected to perform innovative, and applied research on understanding of  gas and water flooding in tight chalk formations.  The candidate should set-up and develop various applied reservoir simulations for modified salinity water flooding and gas flooding in  (fractured) chalk reservoirs. Co-supervising of Ph.D./MSc students working with reservoir simulation and collaboration with other researchers and students working with water/gas flooding experiments are required. The team will participate in a growing cross-disciplinary research program, involving several researchers at DTU and other Danish universities, research institutes, and industry. The team will have access to unique field and laboratory data sets to test concepts and methods developed at the centre. 

 
Qualifications
  • PhD degree in applied mathematics, computational fluid dynamics,petroleum, hydrogeology, chemical, mechanical engineering or other relevant areas;
  • Good knowledge of dynamic reservoir modelling (e.g. ECLIPSE, CMG) for gas and water flooding;
  • Excellent skills in compositional simulations;
  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of multiphase flow, geochemistry and geomechanics in porous media;
  • Previous experience with devloping numerical codes for modelling coupled flow and transport in porous formations with discrete geological features ishighly advantageous.
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment;
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.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
 

The period of employement is 2 years.

 
Further information

Further information may be obtained from Dr. Hamid Nick, hamid@dtu.dk

 

You can read about the scientific basis for the centre’s activities here: www.oilgas.dtu.dk/english/Research

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 10 August 2019. 

Applications must be submitted as one pdf file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online,” fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one pdf file. The file must include: 

  • Application (cover letter) – stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project
  • CV
  • Research statement and names and addresses of three references
  • Authorized copies of BSc, MSc, and PhD diplomas, and transcript of grades (an official translation into English) with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here).
  • List of publications         

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

The overarching purpose of The Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre is to identify new technological and conceptual solutions that will enable increased oil and gas extraction in the Danish section of the North Sea. The research activities at the centre cover selected aspects of expertise: Reservoir characterization, Enhanced Oil & Gas Recovery Processes, Drilling & Production Technology Concepts and Production Facilities, Materials Research & Design. The centre will develop deep, new understanding within these disciplines with a line-of-sight to application. Located at The Technical University of Denmark research groups at the University of Copenhagen, Aarhus University, Aalborg University and the Geological Survey of Greenland and Denmark will be affiliated with the Centre. When fully operational, the centre will employ and engage more than 100 people.

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 university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

Deadline: 10 August 2019
Unit: Centre for Oil and Gas – DTU
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Saturday August 10th, 2019

PhD position: Numerical modelling of μ-Cracks: Flow & Deformation

The Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre (Centre for Oil and Gas – DTU), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), invites applicants for a PhD position on numerical modelling of thermo-hydro-mechanical processes  in chalk reservoirs. Centre for Oil and Gas – DTU is established by the Danish Underground Consortium and DTU. As part of a national strategy on oil and gas, the research centre is an ambitious, targeted effort to improve recovery of oil and gas from the Danish North Sea.
Responsibilities and tasks

The main objective of this project is to study the micro fractures and their impact on the dynamic of multiphase flow under reservoir conditions.  The CT images of single and multiphase flow in the actual reservoir core plugs will form the basis of the study. We aim to describe in detail the response of the fractured formations to pore pressure and flow rate changes under reservoir conditions by investigating how the different physical processes vary in their manifestation in complex chalk media from micro- to core-scale. The following tasks will be undertaken:  

  • Developing a physically-based upscaling flow and transport method from micro- to core-scale for fractured chalk;
  • Verifying model against CT-scan flow and transport measurements;
  • Generate accurate multiphase flow and transport properties of fractured chalk;
  • Developing a workflow for updating reservoir models dynamically as a function of induced local mechanical stresses variation.

The positions will be an integrated part of the advanced water flooding programme with the focus on understanding  the flow behaviour in fractured chalk reservoirs in the Danish part of the North Sea.

 
Qualifications
  • M.Sc. degree in mechanical engineering or other relevant areas;
  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of multiphase flow and transport in porous media;
  • Previous experience with devloping numerical codes for flow models in fractured rock is highly advantageous.
  • A good knowledge of applied mathematics, geomechanics and computational fluid dynamics is very valuable.
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment as an independent researcher;
  • Good writing and communication skills in English;

Approval and Enrolment

The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

 

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 appointment terms

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. The period of employment is 3 years.

 
You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
 
Further information

Further information may be obtained from Dr. Hamid Nick, hamid@dtu.dk

 

You can read about the scientific basis for the centre’s activities here: www.oilgas.dtu.dk/english/Research

Application procedure:
Please submit your online application no later than 20 July 2019.

Applications must be submitted as one pdf file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online,” fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one pdf file. The file must include: 

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research statement and names and addresses of three references
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree, but cannot begin before having received it.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

The overarching purpose of The Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre is to identify new technological and conceptual solutions that will enable increased oil and gas extraction in the Danish section of the North Sea. The research activities at the centre cover selected aspects of expertise: Reservoir characterization, Enhanced Oil & Gas Recovery Processes, Drilling & Production Technology Concepts and Production Facilities, Materials Research & Design. The centre will develop deep, new understanding within these disciplines with a line-of-sight to application. Located at The Technical University of Denmark research groups at the University of Copenhagen, Aarhus University, Aalborg University and the Geological Survey of Greenland and Denmark will be affiliated with the Centre. When fully operational, the centre will employ and engage more than 100 people.

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 university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

Deadline: 20 July 2019
Unit: Centre for Oil and Gas – DTU
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Saturday July 20th, 2019

PhD position in Kinetic and Thermodynamic Modeling of Gas Hydrate Systems

DTU Chemical Engineering invites applications for a 3-year PhD position in Kinetic and thermodynamic modeling of gas hydrate systems.

This modelling project is part of a larger initiative which considers the problem of using carbon dioxide to produce the vast resources of natural gas locked up as solid gas hydrates in permafrost and oceanic margin zones. The natural gas hydrates are converted to CO2 hydrates, thereby storing CO2 (the major greenhouse gas) while simultaneously releasing natural gas. This so-called “swapping” process, whereby methane (the major component in natural gas) in the hydrate is replaced by CO2, allows for production of natural gas from hydrate without adversely affecting the stability of the solid hydrate.

Responsibilities and tasks
The project will involve kinetic and thermodynamic modeling of gas hydrate systems and processes as well as molecular simulation, for example to probe the formation of CO2 hydrate and dissociation of CH4 hydrate in a production/storage scenario.

Qualifications

Candidates should have a master’s degree in chemical engineering or similar. A strong background in chemical process modelling (thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, transport processes) and molecular simulation is essential.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes of DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be Assoc. Prof. Nicolas von Solms and Assoc. Prof. Alexander Shapiro.

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 an academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

You can read more about 
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Nicolas von Solms, nvs@kt.dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Chemical on 
www.kt.dtu.dk.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 31 August 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 in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF fileThe file must include:  

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here)
Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree, but cannot begin before having received it.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at DTU is a leader in innovative teaching and research, built on core technical subjects and engineering scientific disciplines. The teaching and research cover separation processes, reaction engineering, dynamics and process regulation, process and facility planning, unit operations, heat transmission, fluid mechanics and applied thermodynamics. The Department enjoys very close relations with international partners, and especially a wide range of industrial companies.

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 university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies. 

Deadline: 31 August 2019
Unit: DTU Chemical Eng.
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Saturday August 31st, 2019

Two PhD scholarships in Process Modelling of CO2 Conditioning – Liquefaction and Compression

The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Center for Energy Resources Engineering (CERE), invites applicants for two PhD positions in the area of process modelling of CO2 conditioning – liquefaction and compression.”

The PhD projects are part of the “3D” project (DMX
TM Demonstration in Dunkirk) funded by Horizon 2020, the European Union’s research and innovation program. This H2020 project (Grant Agreement N° 838031) has a 19.2-million-euro budget over 4 years, including 14.7 million euros in European Union subsidies. Coordinated by IFPEN, the “3D” project brings together 10 other partners from research and industry from 6 European countries: ArcelorMittal, Axens, Total and its 1/3 party Greenflex, RWTH, DTU, ACP, CMI, Gassco, Brevik Engineering and Uetikon.

Responsibilities and tasks
The projects will involve process modelling and simulation of CO2 conditioning as part of the full CO2 value chain from capture to storage. You will consider CO2 liquefaction and compression. This is related to CO2 captured from the steel blast furnaces of Arcelor-Mittal in Dunkirk and then conditioned and prepared for transport to the North Sea cluster.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree.

A strong background in process engineering, process modelling, process simulation, thermodynamics, mathematical modelling, and computer programming experience is essential.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Associate Professor Nicolas von Solms, and Associate Professor Philip Fosbøl.

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 appointment terms
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. The period of employment is 3 years.

You can read more about 
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Nicolas von Solms, tel: +45 4525 2867, nvs@kt.dtu.dk, or Associate Philip Fosbøl, tel: +45 4525 2868, plf@kt.dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Chemical Engineering at 
www.kt.dtu.dk.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 31 August 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: 

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at DTU is a leader in innovative teaching and research, built on core technical subjects and engineering scientific disciplines. The teaching and research cover separation processes, reaction engineering, dynamics and process regulation, process and facility planning, unit operations, heat transmission, fluid mechanics and applied thermodynamics. The Department enjoys very close relations with international partners, and especially a wide range of industrial companies.

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 university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

Deadline: 31 August 2019
Unit: DTU Chemical Eng.
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Saturday August 31st, 2019

Postdoc in Islanded Energy Systems

The Department of Electrical Engineering invites applicants for a Postdoc position at our Centre for Electric Technology. Center for Electric Power and Energy (CEE) provides cutting edge research in sustainable, reliable and cost-efficient energy systems to the benefit of society. At CEE you will enjoy the advantages of a creative and inspiring work environment shared with about 100 highly skilled and motivated colleagues. Our new colleague will be affiliated with the Electric Power Systems research group.

The Postdoc will contribute to the developing of the research field in energy system modelling and management with particular focus to electrically islanded systems with dominant share of distributed energy resources.

Responsibilities and tasks
Areas of interest include optimization of energy systems, modelling of distributed energy resources and observability and controllability of power systems. Specifically: 

  • Holistic assessment of the energy requirements of the Bornholm energy system (including electrical, thermal and transportation perspectives) in order to accommodate the increasing amount of fluctuating renewable (wind and solar) energy produced on the island and to become carbon neutral by 2025, avoiding the need for further interconnections with the mainland.
  • Methodologies for modelling heterogeneous sets of distributed energy resources (including electric vehicles, heat pumps) of various sizes, subject to different user requirements.
  • Modeling and experimental validation of energy storage systems locally coupled with photovoltaic systems and electric vehicles fast chargers.
The postdoc will have task responsibilities in the H2020 project Insulae and be involved in the coordination of the project activities of PhD and master students.

The candidate is also expected to actively contribute in raising funds for new research projects and to promote Technical University of Denmark activities.

Funding research project: H2020 Insulae
The H2020 project INSULAE aims at assessing and testing technologies for decarbonizing islands. It foresees demonstrations in three European islands (including Bornholm) in order to prove technical and economic feasibility of various energy technologies and solutions for increasing renewables and energy independency. (note: the project website is expected to be online later in July; few insights on the project can be retrieved here).

Qualifications
Candidate must hold a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering degree or similar. The successful candidate can document research experience in several of the following fields: 
  • Dynamic modeling and simulation of power systems at transmission and distribution level
  • Distributed energy resources modeling and control
  • Interaction between different energy domains (electrical, thermal, transportation)
  • Experience with experimental facilities activities is highly appreciated
  • Ability to carry out activities and further development in the fields both independently and in team
  • Proficient use of the English language.
  • Dedicated person with desire to learn is an essential quality
Assessment
In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to: 
  • scientific production and research potential at international level
  • innovative skills and the ability to generate new ideas
  • the ability to communicate at all levels such as the provision of scientific advice to public sector authorities
  • the ability to promote and utilize research results
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 is based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years and can be extended for further 1 year, given funding availability.

The place of work will be at the Department of Electrical Engineering, DTU Risø Campus, Roskilde, Denmark. Lyngby campus will be visited on a weekly basis depending on meeting/teaching commitments.

You can read more about 
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
You are welcome to contact Associate Professor Mattia Marinelli, matm@elektro.dtu.dk or DER Group Leader Associate Professor Chresten Træholt, ctr@elektro.dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Electrical Engineering on 
www.elektro.dtu.dk and about CEE on www.cee.elektro.dtu.dk.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 16 August 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)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • A 2-page research statement, including figures and references if deemed necessary (max 1000 words). Relevant research achievements, methodological approach and research objectives in the framework of the Postdoc are recommended elements to be included.
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 Electrical Engineering educates students within electrical engineering technologies. We offer studies at BEng, BSc, MSc and PhD levels, and participate in joint international programmes. We conduct state-of-the-art research within antenna and microwave technology, robot technology, power and physical electronics, acoustic environment, electro-acoustics, electric power and energy. Our department has more than 200 members of staff.

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 university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

Deadline: 16 August 2019
Unit: DTU Electrical Eng
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday August 16th, 2019

Postdoc in Development of Nanomaterial-based Biosensors

A postdoc position is available in the Section of Experimental and Translational Immunology (xTI), Division of Biopharma, Dept. of Health Technology, at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).

In the Section of Experimental and Translational Immunology, we are focusing on understanding immune regulation, recognitions and signaling to unravel disease mechanism, and translate immunological finding into therapeutic strategies via design of nanomaterial to actively engage or manipulate the immune system. We are also working on biosensors to effective readout hazardous substances.

The present project will be conducted in the research group ‘Nanomaterials and Nanobiosensors’, under supervision of Associate Professor Yi Sun. Detection of hazardous substances such as heavy metals in water is highly important for human health. This project aims to develop portable and robust nanomaterial-based biosensors that can rapidly, sensitively and precisely screen analytes of interest for water monitoring.

Responsibilities and tasks
The main tasks include:  

  • synthesizing nanomaterial-based biomimetic receptors for both small molecules and macromolecules; 
  • characterizing physical and chemical properties of nanomaterials; 
  • developing nanomaterial-based electrochemical biosensors; 
  • implementing biosensors for on-site water testing; 
  • project management and communication with stakeholders; 
  • supervising PhD/master students.
Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent. The successful applicant should have a strong background in material science, electrochemistry, analytical chemistry, or related disciplines, with solid skills in nanomaterial synthesis and characterization. The candidate should demonstrate evidence of self-driven and independent research capability, excellent collaboration and communication skills, an interest in working in an interdisciplinary research environment, and a strong motivation to succeed within a competitive research field. Experiences with innovation activities or grant application activities will be considered as an advantage.

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. The period of employment is 2 years.

The position will be based at the DTU Lyngby Campus, Denmark.

You can read more about
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Assoc. Prof. Yi Sun, suyi@dtu.dk and Professor Sine Reker Hadrup, sirha@dtu.dk.

You can read more about the Department of Health Technology at
www.healthtech.dtu.dk/english.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 15 August 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 publication

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 Health Tech engages in research, education, and innovation base on technical and natural science for the healthcare sector. The Healthcare sector is a globally expanding market with demands for the most advanced technological solutions. DTU Health Tech creates the foundation for companies to develop new and innovative services and products which benefit people and create value for society. DTU Health Techs expertise spans from imaging and biosensor techniques, across digital health and biological modelling, to biopharma technologies.

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 university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

Deadline: 15 August 2019
Unit: DTU Health Tech
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Thursday August 15th, 2019

Postdoctoral (or Research) Fellow in Surface Science for Investigations of Stone Wool (Insulation) Dissolution

The Department of Physics, invites applicants for a 2-year position as a surface scientist, to contribute in a project sponsored by ROCKWOOL International A/S, where the goal is to develop a model that describes the properties and behaviour of mineral wool fibres in contact with solution, as a function of the composition of several system variables. An important challenge in a sustainable energy future is to produce insulation that is effective, robust and long lasting, environmentally friendly and safe. Our model will simulate and predict product stability in various situations, including biosolubility. Our data from surface sensitive, nanoscale analysis and 3D imaging will provide key parameters to complement the molecular modelling, to be done in other parts of the project.

Responsibilities and tasks
The Fellow will be employed at the Danish Technical University (DTU, near Copenhagen, Denmark) and work in close collaboration with the project partners at DTU, Deakin University in Australia and ROCKWOOL, near Copenhagen, running experiments, analysing samples and coordinating with the molecular modellers. The main experimental techniques include X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), atomic force microscopy (AFM), 3D X-ray micro and nanotomography and others. Samples will be prepared using wet chemistry methods; bulk solutions and solids will be characterised using classical analytical techniques. Frequent meetings, where results are presented and discussed, and writing short data reports are essential.

In addition to the Fellow, the will team consist of five senior scientists with expertise in high resolution analysis and molecular modelling as well as three PhD students and another Postdoctoral Fellow. The goal is to create a general predictive model that combines thermodynamics, kinetics and new information about surface processes to describe dissolution at the glass fibre interface with fluids. Personnel from the ROCKWOOL Group will be deeply involved in the project, both through complementary experiments and general scientific discussions. Strong interpersonal skills, ability to write well and English proficiency are important. Motivation, creativity as well as willingness and ability to work together with both experimentalists and theoreticians are essential.

Qualifications
We are looking for a materials scientist, mineralogist, chemist, physicist, geochemist or engineer, with experience in high resolution surface analysis, such as XPS, AFM and 3D imaging. A PhD or equivalent is necessary and experience is a benefit. We expect experience in publication, independence in research, team work and organisational, leadership and communication skills. This is a research position; there is no (or very limited) teaching.

Assessment
The applications will be screened by a committee formed from some of the senior scientists. Candidates on the short list will be interviewed by skype and the most interesting candidate(s) will be invited for a 2 day, on site visit and discussion. We expect the successful candidate to begin sometime between November 2019 and February 2020 but the start date is flexible, considering individual circumstances.  Please indicate your preferred start date in your cover letter.

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 position in a dynamic, international team. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom, tempered by responsibility.

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment conditions will follow the collective agreements with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The salary and benefits will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 2 years.

You can read more about
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
You can read more about DTU at www.dtu.dk and about the Department of Physics at www.fysik.dtu.dk.

For further information about the position, contact Associate Professor M. Andersson, tel.: +45 4525 2957, 
martan@kt.dtu.dk or Professor S. Stipp, +45 2875 0202, stipp@fysik.dtu.dk.

Application
Please submit your application online, no later than 19 August 2019 (local time) at www.career.dtu.dk.

 

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: 

  • A cover letter, including your preferred start date
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Course lists and grade transcripts from your BSc and MSc studies
  • A short statement (no more than 1 page total) explaining why you think you are perfect for the position
  • A very short statement (no more than 1/2 page) describing your research interests
  • A publication list where you indicate which 2 or 3 articles you consider to be your best
  • names and contact details for three references
Candidates are welcome to apply before having defended their PhD. An indication of expected completion date can be included in the cover letter.

Incomplete applications and applications or attachments 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 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: 19 August 2019
Unit: DTU Physics
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday August 19th, 2019

PhD Scholarship in MVDC Collection System for Large Offshore Wind Farms

The Department of Wind Energy in the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Wind Energy) is seeking a PhD for the Integration and Planning Section (INP).

 

DTU Wind Energy is a mission driven university department with a vision to be the preferred university partner for the global wind energy sector. The department creates value for society through integration of research with education, innovation and research-based consultancy within key fields central to the development and use of wind energy.

 

You will be part of the international team carrying out research in Integration and Planning Section where the working language is English.

 

Our research is function oriented in the sense that we direct the research towards issues that are relevant for industrial development and applications, and we work in projects with system integration, control concepts for wind turbines, wind power plants, electrical components, grid connection and large-scale wind energy penetration.

 

Please look at www.vindenergi.dtu.dk for more details on the type of activities we undertake.  

 

DTU has a strategic collaboration agreement with SINTEF and NTNU (Norwegian Technical University) and has established the Nordic Offshore Wind Research and Innovation Centre (NOWRIC). The NOWRIC Center is a solid platform for both academic and industrial collaboration. DTU Wind Energy supports the Center with this PhD position.

Offshore wind power development today is mostly done in large wind farms, located further from the shore. Depending on the distance, the transmission to shore is done using Direct Current (DC) technology. However, the collection system – the electrical infrastructure connecting the individual wind turbines – is based on Alternating Current (AC) technology. This is not optimal, as it involves another conversion stage – AC to DC – with the added components and additional losses.  To overcome this, DC technology can be used for the offshore wind farm collection system. Several concepts have been proposed in the literature, however there is a gap in the analysis of the detailed implications of those concepts on the wind turbine control. Furthermore, there is great need of a unified tool that allows performing a techno-economic analysis of the different concepts.

 

The present PhD project will be associated to the Nordic Offshore Wind Research and Innovation Center, and will take advantage of collaboration with researchers at both DTU, NTNU and SINTEF.

Responsibilities and tasks

The proposed PhD study will investigate concepts for MVDC collection grid in large offshore wind farms. The focus will be on large wind turbines, i.e. > 10MW. The main objective is to investigate, analyze, develop and implement MVDC topologies that will result in an overall lower cost of wind power. The analysis will cover the entire chain from wind turbines to offshore HVDC converter: wind turbine DC converter, MVDC cables, and DC/DC converters for MV to HV DC.

 

Detailed project plan will be developed with the supervisors and will include laboratory experiments. As a minimum, the PhD will include the following responsibilities and tasks:

  • State of the art literature review
  • Development and implementation of DC component models
  • Development of tool for techno-economic comparison of DC collection system concepts
  • Lab scale experimental testing at NTNU/SINTEF facilities

Qualifications
Candidates should have a master’s degree in engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in Electrical Engineering / Power Electronics / Power Engineering.

 

The successful candidate is required to have:

  • Documented background in converter modelling and control
  • Documented background in at least one power engineering simulation tool, e.g. PSCAD, PowerFactory, Simscape Power Systems
  • Knowledge on wind turbine / wind power plant technology
  • Ability to work in a project team and take responsibility for own research goals
  • Fluency in communicating and reporting in English
  • Prior experience with Real time digital simulations and Hardware in the Loop Testing is appreciated.

The successful candidate must also fulfill the requirements for admission to a doctoral program at both DTU and NTNU.

 

Approval and Enrolment

The scholarship for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes of DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

 
Assessment

The assessment of the applicants will be made by Prof. Nicolaos A. Cutululis from DTU and Prof. Elisabetta Tedeschi from NTNU.

 

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 appointment terms

The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

 

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

 

The workplace will be DTU Wind Energy, Risø Campus at Roskilde. During the 3 years of employment, a stay of one year is required with the co-supervisor at NTNU. It is expected that the candidate will obtain a double doctorate degree from both NTNU and DTU jointly, according to the framework agreement of 4 January 2017.

 
Further information

Further information may be obtained from Head of Section, Jens Carsten Hansen, +45 4677 5074 or Professor Nicolaos A. Cutululis, niac@dtu.dk, +45 2132 4965.

 
You can read more about DTU Wind Energy on www.vindenergi.dtu.dk.
 
Application

Please submit your online application no later than 10 August 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 in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here)
  • A 1-page research statement. Through the research statement, the applicants have the chance to present a research problem that interests them and propose how it might be investigated. The research problem should be preferably related to the topic of the advertised PhD position.

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree, but cannot begin before having received it.


All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

 

The Department of Wind Energy is one of the world’s largest centres of wind energy research and knowledge, with a staff of more than 240 people from 37 countries working in research, innovation, research-based consulting and education. DTU Wind Energy has approximately 40 PhD students. The department’s cross-disciplinary research is organized through strategic research programmes that collaborate with Danish and international universities, research institutions and organizations, as well as the wind industry. 

 

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 university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

Deadline: 10 August 2019
Unit: DTU Wind Energy
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Saturday August 10th, 2019

PhD scholarship in Wearable Healthcare Monitoring System

In the BioEngine group, Department of Health Technology at DTU we are currently seeking a candidate for a PhD position. The grand goal is to develop a smart, wearable healthcare monitoring system. In this project, the candidate will be involved in the design and development of advanced sensor materials capable of tracking and monitoring the biomechanical output parameters of patients (Beating, movement, swelling ect). The sensor device it self will be developed in close collaboration with the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering at DTU. Specifically, we plan to tap into the 3D printing core within the Department of Mechanical Engineering to custom design the sensors and the Department of Electrical Engineering to interface the sensor with an electrical interface, enabling us to better bridge the gap into the industry.

Responsibilities and tasks
 
 

  • You will be involved in the development of advanced materials for human motion sensing applications.
  • You will be responsible for the fabrication of sensor materials.
  • The research also includes using 3D printing to generate customized and patient-specific sensors. 
  • You will also become engaged in development of electronics and undertaking of measurements to fine-tune the application portfolio of the sensor.
  • Finally, you will be involved in dissemination activities, including guiding of bachelor and master students for theses and special courses.
Qualifications
Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree.
  • A master degree in Material science, Chemistry, or related fields is preferred.
  • It is highly desirable that you have experience in product development.
  • Interested in cross-disciplinary work. 
  • Capable of building various experimental setups and interested in working with basic electronic circuits.
  • Experienced with mechanical engineering and 3D printing of soft materials.
Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Prof. Alireza Doltashahi-Pirouz (Department of Health Technology), Prof. Jon Spangenberg (Department of Mechanical Engineering) and Prof. Tiberiu-Gabriel Zsurzsan (Department of Electrical Engineering).

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 appointment terms
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. The period of employment is 3 years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Assistant Professor Alireza Dolatshahi-Pirouz, tel.: +45 25 37 44 86, Associate Professor Jon Spangenberg, tel.: +45 4525 4720 or Assistant Professor Tiberiu-Gabriel Zsurzan, tel.: +45 4525 3624.

You can read more about the Department of Health Technology at www.healthtech.dtu.dk.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 5 July 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:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Health Tech engages in research, education, and innovation base on technical and natural science for the healthcare sector. The Healthcare sector is a globally expanding market with demands for the most advanced technological solutions. DTU Health Tech creates the foundation for companies to develop new and innovative services and products which benefit people and create value for society. DTU Health Techs expertise spans from imaging and biosensor techniques, across digital health and biological modelling, to biopharma technologies.

DTU Health Tech is situated in the northern part of Copenhagen and mainly focused on research to improve health and well-being for humans in collaboration with companies, hospitals as well as national and international researchers.

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 university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.     

Deadline: 5 July 2019
Unit: DTU Health Tech
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday July 5th, 2019

Postdoc in Glycoimmunology and Glycoengineering

The Section of Protein Science and Biotherapeutics at the Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine has an opening for the position of an experienced postdoctoral researcher. The position will be available from August 2019 or soon thereafter.

 

Successful applicant will work within the newly established research group ‘Glycoengineering and Innovation’ headed by Professor Steffen Goletz and is partially funded by a NNF Strategic Award.

 

In our research group, we apply and develop advanced glycoengineering technologies to elucidate the role of glycosylations in complex immunological networks and use these for identifying novel drug targets and generating novel drug candidates and therapeutic strategies. Our focus lies within glycoimmunology, microbiome glycoengineering, glycomic and glycomimetic display systems as well as molecular and cellular glycoengineering, antibody engineering and phage display technologies.

 
Responsibilities and tasks

Within the research program, the newly recruited experienced postdoctoral researcher will serve as a nucleus for establishing the cellular glycoimmunology with the potential to become the lead in this line of research:

Cellular and molecular glycoengineering of immune cells and molecules for elucidation of complex glycoimmunological networks and the role of carbohydrates for generation of new therapeutic strategies and targets.

 
Qualifications

Applicant should hold a PhD in a life sciences discipline and have performed successfully as a Postdoc in cellular immunology (incl. T, DC, NK cells) as well as antibody and cellular engineering, have excellent communication skills and be extensively trained in immunology, mammalian protein expression and purification, cell culture systems, and computational data analysis, and have experience in supervising PhD students. Prior experience with gene editing technologies is not mandatory but would be highly advantageous, and knowledge in 2D – 3D cell culture systems  would be a strong asset. The ideal candidate would be also familiar with mass spectrometry based targeted proteomics workflows.

 
Salary and terms of employment

The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

 
You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
 

The position will be located at the DTU Lyngby campus in the recently established research building 225 hosting state-of-the-art laboratories for e.g. protein science, phage display, microbiome research, immunology and cellular research as well as the DTU Proteomics Core.

 
The position is for 3 years.
  
Further Information

Additional information may be obtained from Prof. Dr. Steffen Goletz, Vice Director of the Institute, sgoletz@dtu.dk

 
Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 11 July 2019.
 

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 university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

Deadline: 11 July 2019
Unit: DTU Bioengineering
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Thursday July 11th, 2019

Postdoc in Glycomimetics and Protein Engineering

The Section of Protein Science and Biotherapeutics at the Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine has an opening for a position as postdoctoral researcher. The position will be available from August 2019 or soon thereafter.

The successful applicant will work within the newly established research group ‘Glycoengineering and Innovation’ headed by Professor Steffen Goletz and is partially funded by a NNF Strategic Award.

 

In our research group, we apply and develop advanced glycoengineering technologies to elucidate the role of glycosylations for the microbiome, disease and complex immunological networks and use these for identifying novel drug targets and generating novel drug candidates and therapeutic strategies. Our focus lies within glycoimmunology, microbiome glycoengineering, glycomic and glycomimetic display systems as well as molecular and cellular glycoengineering, antibody engineering and phage display technologies.

 

Responsibilities and tasks

Within the NNF funded research program of Glycoengineering of the Microbiome the newly recruited postdoctoral researcher will have the potential to lead the line of research in:

Glycomimetics using phage display with molecular evolution and engineering

In this project, we will generate novel protein-based mimetics of carbohydrate structures and receptors. It includes generation of novel phage-display libraries and molecular evolution as well as complex antibody and fusion-protein engineering and conjugation for generation of new therapeutic strategies especially in the area of anti-infectives.

 
Qualifications

Applicant should hold a PhD in a life sciences discipline, have excellent communication skills and be extensively trained in antibody and fusion-protein engineering, expression and purification in mammalian and bacterial cell systems, phage display and molecular evolution as well as broad spectrum of immune-based assays and chemical ligation techniques. Prior successful postdoctoral research and supervision of PhD students is not mandatory but would be highly advantageous, and knowledge in bioreactor processes, USP and DSP would be a strong asset. The ideal candidate would be also familiar with anti-infective and/or auto-immune diseases.

 
Salary and terms of employment

The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
 

The position will be located at the DTU Lyngby campus in the recently established research building 225 hosting state-of-the-art laboratories for e.g. protein science, phage display, microbiome research, immunology and cellular research as well as the DTU Proteomics Core.

 
The employment is for 3 years.
 
Further Information

Additional information may be obtained from Prof. Dr. Steffen Goletz, Vice Director of the Institute, sgoletz@dtu.dk

 

Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 1 August 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 university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

Deadline: 1 August 2019
Unit: DTU Bioengineering
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Thursday August 1st, 2019

Novo Nordisk Foundation PhD student in Microbial Growth Physiology

DTU Bioengineering at the Technical University of Denmark invites applications for a position as PhD in Microbial molecular physiology.

 

The position is part of the PhD Program within the Fermentation Based Biomanufacturing Initiative, funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The initiative is a collaboration between the DTU Departments Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering and the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability. This position will be hosted at DTU Bioengineering and is one of four PhD positions posted in this call. The project will be carried out in a collaboration with DTU Chemical Engineering and Novozymes.

 

This position will be placed in DTU Bioengineering, Section for Microbial and Chemical Ecology, for which key areas are within understanding and engineering of both pure cultures and microbiomes in natural settings and in production. 

 

The aim is to enable us to discover and design new strategies, bioactive compounds or biologicals that can be used to e.g. develop novel strains in biotechnology or use novel substrates in the bio-manufacturing process. The section has a total staff of 83, of which 16 is faculty 

 
Responsibilities and Tasks

The aim of the project is to obtain a molecular understanding of why a bacterial culture stops growing despite the presence of excess nutrients, and ultimately propose a genetic makeup providing the optimal growth yield for a production strain. This will be done by investigating the growth physiology of primarily Bacillus subtilis during industrial fermentations, and subsequently, to manipulate the strains towards a better performance. The vision of this project is to provide a set of methods applicable to any production strain and the corresponding fermentation condition in order to improve its yield.

In this project you will:
  • Characterize the performance of Bacilli during industrial fermentation conditions using state-of-the-art molecular methods
  • Manipulate the genetic content of various Bacilli
  • Construct mathematical models describing growth kinetic

Qualifications
Candidates should have a master’s degree in engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineering.

We are looking for a candidate with a solid background in:

  • Molecular biology of bacteria
  • Bacterial physiology
  • Mathematical modelling

We expect that you are an efficient team worker, have good communication skills, and have a critical approach to formulation and testing of hypotheses. Also, a good sense of humor will be appreciated.

 

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the 
DTU PhD Guide.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Assoc. Prof. Jan Martinussen and approved by an internal PhD assessment committee.

 

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 Appointment Terms
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. The period of employment is 3 years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Jan Martinussen (
jma@bio.dtu.dk or +45 45252498.

You can read more about DTU Bioengineering at www.bioengineering.dtu.dk.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 30 July 2019.


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:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

 

The Novo Nordic Foundation initiative on “A research Based World-Class Joint Education Program in Fermentation Based Biomanufacturing” build on the increasing needs from industry for development and upgrading of specialised expertise in the field of fermentation. The educational programmes will be based on cutting edge research covering all aspects from fundamental physiology of production organisms/cell factories, synthetic biology and metabolic engineering to scale-up process technology, including downstream processing. These areas will be closely integrated and the programmes will be supported in close dialogue with relevant industry partners. DTU will hereby provide top-level candidates (MSc, PhD and continued education) and research-based expertise of high value to the biotechnological, chemical and pharmaceutical fermentation based biomanufacturing industries in Denmark.

 

The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) addresses challenges of societal and scientific importance through basic and applied research, teaching, scientific consultancy and dissemination of knowledge within the areas of microbiology, biomedicine and biotechnology. The department’s research lies within the areas of biochemistry, biophysics, molecular, structural and cellular biology, enzymology, immunology, microbial ecology and physiology, natural product chemistry, modelling nanotechnology and bioinformatics. The department has more than 250 employees of which more than 50 is faculty. The research at the department is organized in four sections. The research platforms are also organized in the sections but service the entire department as well as external partners and customers. 

 

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 university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

Deadline: 30 July 2019
Unit: DTU Bioengineering
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Tuesday July 30th, 2019

Novo Nordisk Foundation PhD student in Microbial Physiology & Biotechnology

DTU Bioengineering at the Technical University of Denmark invites applications for a position as PhD in Microbial Physiology & Biotechnology. The position is part of the PhD Program within the Fermentation Based Biomanufacturing Initiative, funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The initiative is a collaboration between the DTU Departments Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering and the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability. This position will be hosted at DTU Bioengineering and is one of four PhD positions posted in this call.

 

This position will be placed in Department Bioengineering, section Synthetic Biology, working with the application of genetically encoded, fluorescent metabolite sensors for the evaluation of physiological states in Corynebacterium glutamicum. The project aims at the development of novel approaches to asses strain performances under different, industrial relevant cultivation conditions.

The section has a total staff of approx. 35, of which 7 is faculty. 

 
Responsibilities and Tasks

The purpose of this project is to develop a series of novel genetically encoded sensors for the evaluation of intracellular NADPH levels in bacteria. The sensors will be functionally tested and characterized in a set of different C. glutamicumstrains. Finally, the here developed sensors and strains will be used for process optimization in scale-down bioreactor experiments.

  • Your main responsibilities will be to design and optimize genetically encoded sensors, their biochemical characterization, and finally their application for process optimization
  • You will accomplish this by the use molecular biology, protein biochemistry, and fermentation technology; including the use of the DTU Fermentation core state-of-the-art facilities for investigation of quantitative microbial physiology and high-throughput phenotypic characterization    
  • You will communicate research results by presenting data at regular meetings and international conferences, and write reports and manuscripts for publications

The day-to-day work will be performed in close collaboration with other researchers at DTU Bioengineering and DTU Chemical Engineering. Collaboration includes active participation in national and international meetings and conferences, sharing of data and results, contribution to joint publications. 

 

Qualifications
Candidates should have a master’s degree in engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineering.

 

We are looking for a candidate with a solid background in:

  • Bacterial physiology and molecular biology
  • Protein biochemistry and fluorescence microscopy
  • Microbial cultivation and process modelling

We expect that you are an efficient team worker, have a structured and analytical working approach, good laboratory skills, and good communication skills, and a critical approach to formulation and testing of hypotheses. Also, a good sense of humor will be appreciated.

 

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the 
DTU PhD Guide.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by associate professor Dr. Gerd Seibold and approved by an internal PhD assessment committee.

 

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 Appointment Terms
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. The period of employment is 3 years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from associate professor Dr. Gerd Seibold, gesei@dtu.dk


You can read more about DTU Bioengineering at www.bioeingineering.dtu.dk.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 4 July 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:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

 

The Novo Nordic Foundation initiative on “A research Based World-Class Joint Education Program in Fermentation Based Biomanufacturing” build on the increasing needs from industry for development and upgrading of specialised expertise in the field of fermentation. The educational programmes will be based on cutting edge research covering all aspects from fundamental physiology of production organisms/cell factories, synthetic biology and metabolic engineering to scale-up process technology, including downstream processing. These areas will be closely integrated and the programmes will be supported in close dialogue with relevant industry partners. DTU will hereby provide top-level candidates (MSc, PhD and continued education) and research-based expertise of high value to the biotechnological, chemical and pharmaceutical fermentation based biomanufacturing industries in Denmark.

 

The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) conducts research, educates future bio-engineers, provides scientific advice and innovate within the areas of microbiology, biochemistry, biotechnology and biomedicine. The research at DTU Bioengineering is at the highest international level and focuses on the societal and scientific challenges within the field. Research is conducted within three main areas: Microbial ecology and physiology, Industrial biotechnology and cell factories, and Biomedicine and health. The department has extensive collaboration with national and international research units and industries. DTU Bioengineering has approx. 160 employees, of which 2/3 is scientific staff and is expanding rapidly in 2018. The department is located at DTU Lyngby Campus).

 

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 university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies. 

Deadline: 4 July 2019
Unit: DTU Bioengineering
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Thursday July 4th, 2019

Postdoc in Experimental Nanophotonics

The Nanophotonics Section at the Department of Photonics Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, performs fundamental and applied research in modern topics of nanophotonics. This includes fundamental light-matter interaction in nanostructures, nanolasers, quantum devices, and integrated photonics. The research is experimental as well as theoretical, and the Department has access to state-of-the-art nanofabrication facilities, optical laboratories as well as high-performance computing facilities. The present project is funded by the Villum Foundation through the NATEC Centre of Excellence, focusing on “Nanophotonics for TErabit Communications”.

The research field of the postdoc is experimental nanophotonics. Are you fascinated by ultrafast light-matter interaction in nanostructures? Do you like to use advanced laser techniques to look “behind the curtains” in order to understand the physics? Do you get triggered by new physical insights to think of new device possibilities? If so, you may just be the right person to join our team of experimentalists, nanofabrication experts and theoreticians. Our long-term mission is to contribute to the development of integrated photonic circuits by developing new technology and new device concepts. In the short-term, we are curiosity-driven, wanting to understand the fundamental physics that governs  nanoscale devices, and  to explore new device possibilities. In particular, we investigate the dynamics and nonlinear optics of structures where semiconductor quantum dots are embedded in photonic crystal line-defect waveguides and point-defect nanocavities. Such structures show a lot of promise for realizing nanolasers, ultrafast optical switches and devices for quantum technology.

Responsibilities and tasks
Your main task will be experimental investigations of active semiconductor nanostructures.  Together with nanofabrication experts you will design new structures and devices and the experimental results will be interpreted in collaboration with theoreticians. A main goal is to perform measurements of the material and device dynamics on the 100-femtosecond timescale using optical pump-probe techniques.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree in physics, photonics or electrical engineering and have a solid background in experimental photonics. Interest and familiarity with theoretical modelling is a further advantage.

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 duration of the postdoc position is two years, starting as soon as possible, with possibility for extension. The appointment will be based on the AC collective agreement with the Danish Confederation. The workweek is 37 hours, and the salary before taxes will be minimum DKK 34.080 per month excluding pension contribution, and DKK 39.900 per month including pension.

You can read more about
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Jesper Mørk, tel.: +45 2082 4576.

You can read more about DTU Fotonik and the relevant research group “Quantum and Laser Photonics”, headed by Professor Jesper Mørk, at
www.fotonik.dtu.dk.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 16 August 2019. 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)
  • One-page document expressing the main research interests of the applicant
  • 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 Fotonik is a department entirely dedicated to the science and applications of light. The department is among the international leaders within the area of photonics, covering the entire chain from fundamental physics to applications, e.g. within communications, integrated photonics and measurement technology.

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 university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies. 

Deadline: 16 August 2019
Unit: DTU Fotonik
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Post expires on Friday August 16th, 2019

Postdoc position for VIVALDI EU funded projects

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark (DTU Food) conducts cross-disciplinary research on public health in relation to nutrition, food safety, environment and health. Activities include research, risk assessments, advisory to Danish, EU and international authorities and industry of food products throughout the food chain -from farm to table and the impact on human health. The institute monitors national food consumption patterns and food safety, and diagnostic services. The Laboratory of Applied Micro and Nanotech (LAMINATE) at DTU-Food invite applications for a Postdoc fellowship positions to develop advanced micro-nano-bio systems for fast diagnosis.

Background
The postdoc candidate will work for VIVALDI an EU funded projects under Horizon 2020 framework program www.vivaldi.eu . It involves 6 partners from five different European countries.
The VIVALDI project aims to develop a Lab-on-a-chip system suitable for online rapid detection of food-borne pathogens (Salmonella spp., Campylobacter spp. and Avian Influenza Virus) by simplifying the current analysis methods and integrating the numerous steps, including sample preparation, DNA amplification and optical detection, into a single plastic cartridge that will be inserted in an instrument. A number of cutting-edge micro-nano-bio and bio-photonic technologies will be developed. The intended rapid online detection tool will enable fast and accurate identification of Salmonella spp., Campylobacter spp. and Avian Influenza Virus (AIV) in poultry and wild birds and the system and chip will be evaluated in different reference laboratories in five different EU countries.

Responsibilities and tasks
The main task of the position is to cover the biological aspects. The work includes: (1) development of new sample concentration method to capture pathogens; (2) development of isothermal amplification technologies for identification of three pathogens (Salmonella, Campylobacter and Avian Influenza virus (AIV); (3) implementation of the develop assays for lab-on-a-chip platform; (4) collaboration with other partners on system integration and evaluation using biological samples.

Qualifications
The successful applicant for the postdoc position should have a background (PhD degree or equivalent) in Molecular Biology or related disciplines, with a strong background in sample preparation and molecular techniques that includes: Bioinformatics; PCR, and other Isothermal amplification such as Loop Mediated Isothermal amplification, Immuno-based (applied antigen/antibodies/ aptamer) for sample purification and concentration. Experiences with microarray, immuno-based, aptamer, LAMP and other isothermal amplification technologies and lab-on-a-chip systems will be considered as advantages. The candidate should demonstrate evidence of self-driven and independent prior research productivity, excellent collaboration and communication skills, an interest in working in an interdisciplinary research environment, and a strong motivation to succeed within a competitive research field.

Approval, Enrolment and Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by an assessment committee chaired by Prof. Dang Duong Bang. All applications will be reviewed to generate a short list of candidates. Potential candidates will be contacted for interview.

We offer
We offer an exciting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research and innovation. There are good possibilities for professional and personal growth. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world. DTU Food and DTU offer state-of-the-art laboratory facilities for all parts of the project.
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 appointment terms
The appointment of the postdoc position is based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

The period of employment is 1 year.

The start date of the position is September 1st 2019. The position will be based at the DTU Food Institute at Kemitorvet, Building 204 DK 2800 Lyngby Denmark

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Prof. Dang Duong Bang (+45) 35 88 73 82 (office) or (+ 45) 22 82 23 18 (mobile); e-mail:
ddba@food.dtu.dk

You can read more about DTU Food at http://www.food.dtu.dk  

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 15 July 2019.

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) – stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project.
  • CV – including relevant information on previous employment, research training, experience and competencies, teaching experience, scientific publications, conference presentations and list of personal references
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD) – (an official translation into English)
  • List of publications

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

The National Food Institute (DTU Food) is a research institute at the DTU with approx. 270 employees. The Institute consists of six divisions: Food Chemistry, Industrial Food Research, Nutrition, Food Microbiology and Production, Epidemiology & Microbial Genomics, and Toxicology & Risk Assessment. The Institute focuses on public health in relation to nutrition, food safety, environment and health. Activities include research, risk assessments, advisory to Danish, EU and international authorities and industry of food products throughout the food chain -from farm to table and the impact on human health. The institute monitors national food consumption patterns and food safety, and diagnostic services.


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 university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies. 

Deadline: 15 July 2019
Unit: DTU Food
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Post expires on Monday July 15th, 2019

PhD scholarship in the Capabilities and Limitations of the Classical Primitive Electrolyte Equation of State Approach

The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Center for Energy Resources Engineering (CERE), invites applicants for a PhD position on the capabilities and limitations of the classical primitive electrolyte equation of state approach.

This PhD project is part of the ERC Advanced Grant “New Paradigm in Electrolyte Thermodynamics” (ElectroThermo) and in particular of the work package (WP2) which is about exploring the limits of the primitive electrolyte equation of state (e-EoS) approach using both in-house e-EoS and those developed by external colleagues. There is an established collaboration with IFP Energies Nouvelles, France and NCSR Demokritos, Greece with whom a “protocol” database for testing the e-EoS should be developed. Two postdocs in the WP2 investigating the external models will work mostly at IFP Energies Nouvelles and NCSR Demokritos.

Responsibilities and tasks
The overall target of this PhD project is the further development and validation of the electrolyte Cubic Plus Association (e-CPA) EoS, which is based on the primitive approach, previously developed at CERE, DTU Chemical Engineering in the PhD theses of Dr. Bjørn Maribo-Mogensen and Dr. Anders Schlaikjer and published in a series of articles.

First of all, in collaboration with the external partners, a “protocol database” (for development but especially for validation) should be developed. The database should include a wide range of properties (phase behavior, densities, thermal, hydration energies), systems and conditions (T, P, molality, etc.) in order to ensure a comprehensive test of the models. It is of paramount importance to assess the “true” applicability of the primitive approach using the different development methodologies selected by the various partners.

For the e-CPA development to be carried at DTU, besides the comparisons to the other approaches, the following aspects will be considered:
 

  • Evaluation of the input from molecular simulations and single-ion activity coefficients either at the development or at the validation phases;
  • The “concentration limits” and approximations of the Debye-Hückel (DH) equation will be evaluated by comparing the full explicit form, simplified forms and numerical solutions of the Poisson-Boltzmann equation;
  • The limits of the DH model for asymmetric electrolytes and the need for corrections like those proposed by Onsager;
  • The relative significance of the Born term and whether improved representations of the “hydration” terms are needed within the primitive methodology;
  • The role of the dielectric constant will be analysed;
As mentioned, the overall target of the project is to evaluate the capabilities and limits of the classical primitive e-EoS approach where physical (incl. association) effects are enhanced by electrostatic effects, via DH or Mean Spherical Approximation (MSA) theories, and possibly also the Born term. How far can we go with these and when do we need additional contributions from ion-pairs or other effects (ion-ion, ion-solvent associations). Implementation of additional terms is not within the scope of this project but the various needs for further developments should be discussed.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree.

A strong background on thermodynamics, mathematical modelling, and programming experience is essential.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Associate Professor Nicolas von Solms, Associate Professor Xiaodong Liang, and Professor Georgios M. Kontogeorgis.

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 appointment terms
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. The period of employment is 3 years.

You can read more about 
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Nicolas von Solms, tel: +45 4525 2867, nvs@kt.dtu.dk, or Associate Professor Xiaodong Liang, tel: +45 4525 2877, xlia@kt.dtu.dk, or Professor Georgios M. Kontogeorgis, tel.: +45 4525 2859, gk@kt.dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Chemical Engineering at 
www.kt.dtu.dk.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 1 September 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: 
  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at DTU is a leader in innovative teaching and research, built on core technical subjects and engineering scientific disciplines. The teaching and research cover separation processes, reaction engineering, dynamics and process regulation, process and facility planning, unit operations, heat transmission, fluid mechanics and applied thermodynamics. The Department enjoys very close relations with international partners, and especially a wide range of industrial companies.

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 university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

Deadline: 1 September 2019
Unit: DTU Chemical Eng.
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Post expires on Sunday September 1st, 2019

Novo Nordisk Foundation PhD student in Design and Upscaling of Pseudomonas Putida Fermentations for Robust Biomanufacturing

The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineeringat the Technical University of Denmark invites applications for a position asPhD in Design and Upscaling of Pseudomonas Putida Fermentations for RobustBiomanufacturing.

The position is part of the PhD Program within theFermentation Based Biomanufacturing Initiative, funded by the Novo NordiskFoundation. The initiative is a collaboration between the DTU DepartmentsChemical Engineering and Bioengineering and the Novo Nordisk Foundation Centrefor Biosustainability. This position will be hosted at the Department ofChemical and Biochemical Engineering and is one of four PhD positions posted inthis call.

This position will be placed in the Department ofChemical and Biochemical Engineering, section Process and Systems Engineering(PROSYS Research Centre) focusing on mathematical modelling, development andoptimization of industrial fermentations, biocatalysis, pharmaceutical and foodproduction processes across different scales. The section has a total staff ofapprox. 60, of which 10 is faculty.

Responsibilities and tasks
Industrial fermentations pose a challengingenvironment to microbial production strains. Non-ideal mixing is a frequentphenomenon that restricts mass and energy transfer inside large-scalebioreactors. Substrates and oxygen may thus be limiting in one zone of thereactor, whereas product accumulation can impair cellular functions in another.As a result, low-performing subpopulations can emerge that affect the economicviability of the biomanufacturing plant. Pseudomonas putida is a versatile cellfactory chassis that has been highlighted for its fast growth, favorable redoxbudget, and high stress tolerance. It is a proven host for heterologous andtrans-metabolic pathway expression, for example, to produce valuable biofuelsand biochemicals. Strains with a higher tolerance to oxygen limited conditionshave lower aeration requirements and produce less biomass. This may contributeto a cost reduction and more stable operating regimes in large-scale reactors.To date, detailed insights on strain performance and physiological effectsunder scaling conditions remain scarce. The unique collaboration opportunitybetween DTU Chemical Engineering, DTU Biosustain, and Novozymes, willcontribute to a deeper process understanding of P. putida based industrialfermentations, thereby paving the way for novel stress-tolerant cell factoriesin bio-based manufacturing.

The PhD candidate will work with functionalized P.putida strains from DTU Biosustain and will perform fermentation studies in labto pilot scale reactors at DTU Chemical Engineering. In this frame, the effectof fluctuating dissolved oxygen concentrations on the physiology of P.putidawill be investigated. The energy and redox status of the cells will bemonitored by the biosensor currently developed at DTU Biosustain to measureintracellular ATP levels. Improved physiological and process models will bedeveloped to describe single-cell behaviour under variable environmentalconditions and the effects of scale.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a master’s degree in engineering or a similar degreewith an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineering.

We are looking for a candidate with a solid background in: 

    Microbial physiology, especially practical work withbacterial speciesKnowledge in manipulation of Pseudomonas species willbe positively evaluatedRunning fermentations, preferably covering differentscales (from lab to pilot)Mathematical modelling (e.g. Matlab and Python)

We expect that you are an efficient team worker, havegood communication skills, and have a critical approach to formulation andtesting of hypotheses. Also, a good sense of humor will be appreciated.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and thecandidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. Forinformation about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of thePhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide. 

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Dr. John Woodley andapproved by an internal PhD assessment committee.

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence ofits research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewardingand challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academicexcellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academicfreedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the DanishConfederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed uponwith the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here. 

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Dr. John Woodley, email, or +45 45 2528 85.

You can read more about DTU Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at www.kt.dtu.dk. 

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 1 August 2019 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materialsto be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”,fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials inEnglish in one PDF file. The file must include: 

    A letter motivating the application (cover letter)Curriculum vitae Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diplomaExcel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining theirmaster’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

Applicationsand enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender,race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

The Novo Nordic Foundation initiative on “A researchBased World-Class Joint Education Program in Fermentation BasedBiomanufacturing” build on the increasing needs from industry for developmentand upgrading of specialised expertise in the field of fermentation. Theeducational programmes will be based on cutting edge research covering allaspects from fundamental physiology of production organisms/cell factories,synthetic biology and metabolic engineering to scale-up process technology,including downstream processing. These areas will be closely integrated and theprogrammes will be supported in close dialogue with relevant industry partners.DTU will hereby provide top-level candidates (MSc, PhD and continued education)and research-based expertise of high value to the biotechnological, chemicaland pharmaceutical fermentation based biomanufacturing industries in Denmark.

The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineeringis one of the largest departments at DTU and hosts 6 research centres. Thedepartment is leading in innovative research and teaching, ranging fromfundamental engineering disciplines to applied bio-based manufacturingprocesses. Our mission is to address important societal challenges through sustainabletechnological solutions. Within this mission, the Fermentation BasedBiomanufacturing initiative is strengthening the department’s focus onsustainable biological production systems. The department enjoys very closerelations with international partners, and especially a wide range ofindustrial companies. DTU Chemical Engineering has approx. 240 employees, ofwhich more than 1/3 is scientific staff and is expanding rapidly in 2019. Thedepartment is located at DTU Lyngby Campus. 

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

Deadline: 1 August 2019
Unit: DTU Chemical Eng.
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Post expires on Thursday August 1st, 2019

PhD project in Selective Hydrogenation in Flow Reactors for API Production

The CHEC research center at the department of Chemical and BiochemicalEngineering invites applications for a PhD project in Selective Hydrogenationin Flow Reactors for API Production.

In the chemical industry, hydrogenation is a very important unit operationfor synthesizing intermediates and products. Using heterogeneous catalysts forhydrogenation is attractive, since it gives the possibility to recover thecatalysts, which often contains expensive, catalytically active noble metals(e.g. Pd and Pt). Selective hydrogenation reactions in the pharmaceuticalindustry are typically done in thick walled batch reactors, with high-intensivemixers and feeding of hydrogen over several hours or sometimes days.

Commercial hydrogenation in flow reactors is done in massive systems, e.g. inthe hydrotreating of crude diesel to remove sulfur, producing tons/day. In thepharmaceutical industry, the amount of products is much smaller and flowsystems producing 30-200 kg/day is needed. 

This means that the systems must be much smaller. In addition, pharmaceuticalingredients typically have multiple chemical functionalities, which means thatthe hydrogenation must be selective, so it is performed at moderate temperature(< 100 °C), but the small volume makes the expensive, but more active andselective, noble metal catalysts feasible. In addition, the products andsubstrates in production are often changed, which means that a generic processsystem (reactor) that can handle different catalysts, solvents and substrates,as well as different reaction conditions such as temperature, pressure andresidence time is needed. 

This could either be a fixed bed reactor system, where the liquid substratesolution trickles down by gravity with a flow of hydrogen gas or a slurry flowsystem where the catalyst is suspended in the substrate solution and flows witha stream of hydrogen gas.

In collaboration with the production and process development department at H.Lundbeck A/S this project aims at designing and demonstrating a multifunctionalflow reactor system which can handle a wide array of substrates, catalysts andreaction conditions applicable in the production at Lundbeck in Lumsås(Denmark).

Tasks and responsibilities
The project will include the following activities: 

    Literature survey of selective catalytic hydrogenation of functional organic molecules in flow reactors including options for catalyst and reactor designInvestigations of hydrogenation of relevant substrates (typically multifunctional organic compounds) in existing batch and trickle-bed, high-pressure reactor setups at DTU Chemical Engineering.Synthesis and characterization of hydrogenation catalystsDevelopment of a new flow reactor system to be implemented in the production at Lundbeck in Lumsås. The candidate should expect to work part time in Lumsås.Performing detailed chemical analysis of hydrogenation products using e.g. GC-MS.

Qualifications 
Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or asimilar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree.Further we expect the candidates have: 

    A Master’s degree in chemical engineering, chemistry, physics or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the Master’s degree in engineeringKnowledge in catalysis and reaction engineering will be preferredInterest in an experimentally based PhD projectGood communications skills and be able to speak and write English fluently

Approval and Enrolment 
The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval and thecandidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. Forinformation about the general requirements for enrolment and the generalplanning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTUPhD Guide.   

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Kim Dam-Johansen,Professor Anker Degn Jensen and Assistant Professor Martin Høj. 

We offer 
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environmentfocusing on education, research, public-sector consultancy and innovation,which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. Thespecific project will be carried out in close collaboration with the companyLundbeck Pharma A/S. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect andfreedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU)is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with thebest universities in the world. 

Salary and appointment terms 
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederationof Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with therelevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

The work is both at DTU Lyngby Campus and at Lundbeck in Lumsås. You should beable to work both places.

Further information 
Further information may be obtained from Professor Kim Dam-Johansen,e-mail kdj@kt.dtu.dk.  

You can read more about DTUChemical Engineering here. 

Application 
Please submit your online application no later than 2 July 2019(local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing allmaterials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Applyonline”, fill out the online application form, and attach all yourmaterials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

    A letter motivating the application (cover letter)Curriculum vitae Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diplomaExcel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree, but cannotbegin before having received it. 

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not beconsidered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability,religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at DTU is a leader ininnovative teaching and research, built on core technical subjects andengineering scientific disciplines. The teaching and research cover separationprocesses, reaction engineering, dynamics and process regulation, process andfacility planning, unit operations, heat transmission, fluid mechanics andapplied thermodynamics. The Department enjoys very close relations withinternational partners, and especially a wide range of industrialcompanies. 

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research,education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advancescience and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands ofsociety, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address thetechnological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent universitycollaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.
Deadline: 2 July 2019
Unit: DTU Chemical Eng.
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Post expires on Tuesday July 2nd, 2019

PhD positions in physiology, metabolomics and metabolic flux analysis of Pseudomonas species

The Systems EnvironmentalMicrobiology (SEM) and the Infection Microbiology (IM) groups at the NovoNordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain), TechnicalUniversity of Denmark (DTU), invites motivated students to apply for one of twoavailable 3-year PhD fellowships in the field of physiology,metabolomics and metabolic flux analysis of Pseudomonas species. Theproposed projects aim at understanding the biochemical and metabolic basis forthe adaptation of Pseudomonas to different environments and physicochemicalconditions, a remarkable feature of this species. In particular, we seekto analyze (i) how the metabolism and physiology of P. aeruginosa isfinely-tuned to utilize the nutrients available in the cystic fibrosis airways,and (ii) how the distribution of metabolic fluxes in P. aeruginosa and P.putida responds to different environmental cues. The successful applicantsshall work independently on the development of high-impact research projects inwhich a significant workload is expected to advance the research successfully.Furthermore, the candidates will work within a team to develop theirindependent projects, while also contributing to projects of other teammembers. From a broader perspective, the selected candidates will implementstate-of-the-art methods to understand the core biochemistry and adaptationstrategies of model Pseudomonas species.

 

The proposed starting dateis October 1st 2019.

 Responsibilities and tasks

The appointed persons will be expected to (i)work to tight deadlines and manage multiple projects, (ii) interact with otherresearchers at the SEM and IM groups and other teams at DTU Biosustain, as wellas other leading partner institutions, (iii) report regularly both in the formof written reports and oral presentations (both internally and in conferences),(iv) support the research team through training and supervision of otherresearchers and students, and (v) write scientific papers to high standard.

 

Specific responsibilities for the PhD positionsinclude, among other tasks:

    Wet-lab work on Molecular Biology and Synthetic Biology. Phenotypic andmetabolic analysis of microbial hosts will be carried out on a regular basis.Biochemical analysis and high-throughput analytics, including LC-MS/MSanalysis (targeted metabolomics and proteomics), NMR, and GC-MS/MS analysis.Supervision of M.Sc. and B.Sc. students.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or asimilar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree.

 Approval and Enrolment

Fellowships for the PhD degree are subject to academicapproval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degreeprogrammes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and thegeneral planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

 Assessment

The assessment of thecandidates will be made by Senior Researcher and Group Leader Pablo Iván Nikeland Professor Søren Molin.

 We offer

DTU is a leading technical university globallyrecognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation andscientific advice. We offer rewarding and challenging jobs in an internationalenvironment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterizedby collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

 Salary and appointment terms

The appointment will be based on the collectiveagreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Theallowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employmentis 3 years.

 You can read more about career paths at DTU here. Further information

Further information may be obtained from Pablo IvánNikel (pabnik@biosustain.dtu.dk) or Søren Molin (sm@biosustain.dtu.dk).

 You can read more about DTU Biosustain at https://www.biosustain.dtu.dk/ Application

Please submit your onlineapplication no later than 31 July2019 (local time). 

 

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containingall materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link”Apply online”, fill out the online application form, andattach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

    A letter motivating the application (cover letter)Curriculum vitaeGrade transcripts and BSc/MSc diplomaExcel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

Candidates may apply prior toobtaining their master’s degree but cannot begin before having receivedit. 

 

Applications and enclosuresreceived after the deadline will not be considered. 

 

All interested candidatesirrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnicbackground are encouraged to apply.

  

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center forBiosustainability is an international research center at the TechnicalUniversity of Denmark funded by a grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation. Thecenter conducts research in metabolic engineering of cell factories, in silicosystems biology, metagenomics, and plant biochemistry with the purpose ofdeveloping new processes and technologies that can support a more sustainablebio-based production of valuable chemicals in the future. The Center bringstogether some of the world’s leading researchers in the field and will possessthe advanced equipment and facilities required for achieving its ambitiousresearch goals. Impact on society by innovation has a high priority and theCenter collaborates worldwide with biotech companies and chemical industries tofacilitate the dissemination and exploitation of its results.

 

DTU is a technical university providinginternationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice.Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovativesolutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are beingeducated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is anindependent university collaborating globally with business, industry,government and public agencies.

Deadline: 31 July 2019
Unit: Center for Biosustainability
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Post expires on Wednesday July 31st, 2019

Novo Nordisk Foundation PhD student in Understanding and overcoming physiological stress responses in Aspergillus niger to dissolved O2 and CO2 in fermentation processes

DTU Biosustain at the Technical University of Denmark invitesapplications for a position as PhD in “Understanding and overcomingphysiological stress responses in Aspergillus niger to dissolved O2 and CO2 infermentation processes”.

The position is part of the PhD Program within theFermentation Based Biomanufacturing Initiative, funded by the Novo NordiskFoundation. The initiative is a collaboration between the DTU DepartmentsChemical Engineering and Bioengineering and the Novo Nordisk Foundation Centerfor Biosustainability. This position will be hosted at DTU Biosustain and is oneof four PhD positions posted in this call.

This position will be placed in the BiomassConversion and Bioprocess Technology (BCBT) group at DTU Biosustain. The BCBTgroup works on the development of new, efficient and sustainable processtechnologies that can accelerate the development of a bio-economy. The group´sresearch relates chemical engineering and biotechnology tools including aspectssuch as biomass pretreatment, fermentation, evolutionary engineering ofstrains, downstream and techno‐economic assessment. Moreinformation about the group is available athttps://www.biosustain.dtu.dk/research/research-groups/biomass-conversion-and-bioprocess-technology.

Responsibilitiesand tasks
This project aims to understand and overcomephysiological stress responses in Aspergillus niger to dissolved O2 and CO2 inthe fermentation processes. The work plan will comprehend interdisciplinaryactivities in aspects including bioreactor engineering, fermentation, processoptimization, microbial physiology, process simulation and modelling.

Responsibility and tasks include, but are notlimited to:

    Creation of a functional and reliable system to mimicindustrial conditions in a laboratory environment;Cultivation of the strain in bioreactors, data collectionand bioprocess optimization;Modelling to predict changes in productivity andphysiology as a result of varying O2 and CO2 concentrations;Dissemination of results through scientificpublications, patents and conference presentations;Supervision of students.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a MSc degree in Biotechnology orsimilar. The ideal candidate is proud to deliver consistent results, meetsdeadlines and is a fast learner.

We are looking for a candidate with a solid background in:

    Laboratory experience with fermentation and bioreactoroperationExcellent communication skills, fluent written andspoken EnglishEfficient team worker and critical approach toformulation and testing of hypotheses

Approvaland Enrolment

The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academicapproval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degreeprogrammes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and thegeneral planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

 

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by GroupLeader, Dr. Solange I. Mussatto and approved by an internal PhD assessmentcommittee.

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized forthe excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Weoffer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. Westrive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respectand academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and appointment terms

The appointment will bebased on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of ProfessionalAssociations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. Theperiod of employment is 3 years.

You can read more about careerpaths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information about this position may be obtained fromDr. Solange I. Mussatto (Head of the Biomass Conversion and BioprocessTechnology group), e-mail: smussatto@biosustain.dtu.dk

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

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. Toapply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the onlineapplication form, and attach all yourmaterials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

    A letter motivating the application (cover letter)Curriculum vitae Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diplomaExcel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree butcannot begin before having received it.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race,disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

The NovoNordic Foundation initiative on “A research Based World-Class Joint EducationProgram in Fermentation Based Biomanufacturing” build on the increasing needsfrom industry for development and upgrading of specialised expertise in thefield of fermentation. The educational programmes will be based on cutting edgeresearch covering all aspects from fundamental physiology of productionorganisms/cell factories, synthetic biology and metabolic engineering toscale-up process technology, including downstream processing. These areas willbe closely integrated and the programmes will be supported in close dialoguewith relevant industry partners. DTU will hereby provide top-level candidates(MSc, PhD and continued education) and research-based expertise of high valueto the biotechnological, chemical and pharmaceutical fermentation basedbiomanufacturing industries in Denmark.

DTU Biosustain is an International ResearchCenter at the Technical University of Denmark. The center conducts researchwith the purpose of developing new processes and technologies that can supporta more sustainable bio-based production of valuable chemicals in the future.The Center’s activities are a balanced mix of basic and translational research,complemented by an emphasis on business development to facilitatecommercialization of new cell factories and process technologies. Impact onsociety by innovation has a high priority and the Center collaborates worldwidewith biotech companies and chemical industries to facilitate the disseminationand exploitation of its results. Additional information can be found at www.biosustain.dtu.dk

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

Deadline: 26 July 2019
Unit: Center for Biosustainability
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday July 26th, 2019