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PhD scholarship in Marine Ecosystem Modelling

DTU Aqua seeks a candidate for a three-year PhD scholarship in the area of marine ecosystem modelling to explore dispersion and connectivity patterns in the biological communities in the Atlantic Ocean. The PhD position is available in the Section for Ocean and Arctic at the National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua) in Lyngby, Denmark. The starting date is 1st December 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The scholarship is linked to the EU H2020 project MISSION ATLANTIC: Towards the Sustainable Development of the Atlantic Ocean. MISSION ATLANTIC considers a fully holistic and integrative approach to assess the state of the whole Atlantic including past, present and future ecosystem state in response to multiple stressors. The research will focus on mapping present and establish the future 3D distributions of Atlantic biomes and their pressures with respect to physical, biological, chemical and seafloor attributes to support the sustainable use of marine resources. The contribution of this PhD project is to investigate variability, trends and patterns in the Atlantic-scale biological connectivity across biogeographical regions, and driven by ocean currents and selected life history traits. It will complement Lagrangian approaches driven by global ocean models to simulate active and passive dispersion, replicating connectivity patterns from known areas of higher trophic level significance (e.g. spawning areas). Model results are to be compared with available data including newly developed genomic indicators.

Responsibilities and tasks
The overall aim of the PhD project is to determine and assess patterns of biological connectivity across biogeographical regions in the Atlantic Ocean. The project includes the development of numerical models, management and analyses of big data, assessment of seasonal to decadal variability in environmental conditions and ocean transport.

The specific tasks include:

  • Coupling high-resolution GCM outputs to a generic framework for individual based modeling
  • Using, and contributing to the development, of existing numerical models
  • Simulate past, present and future biological connectivity across a range of life history traits
  • Compare model simulations with available data and disseminate results
  • Contributing to the development of MISSION ATLANTIC modelling approaches and to the research communication
  • Collaborating with other PhD students and across the large international network in MISSION ATLANTIC

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.

We are looking for a candidate who has:

  • Degree and/or experience in marine science and engineering, applied mathematics, mathematical ecology or a related field with a background in numerical analysis and modelling
  • Experience in working with numerical models and coding
  • Experience in physical – biological coupling in marine ecosystems
  • Flexibility concerning research stays abroad
  • Good communication skills in English, both written and orally
  • Ability to conduct research independently and problem solving skills
  • Strong interest in participating in an inter-disciplinary and international research environment
  • Willingness to contribute to a positive and inspirational work atmosphere

The application must contain a motivation for why you want to undertake your research at DTU Aqua, your interest in this topic and a two-page description of your own project ideas including a state of the art, and how the research will link to fulfil the project aims.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate willbe 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
Assessment of applicants with the qualifications listed above will be made by Senior Researcher  Patrizio Mariani, Senior Researcher  Asbjørn Christensen and Head of  Section for Oceans and Artic Karen Edelvang, DTU Aqua.

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 Senior Researcher Patrizio Mariani, pat@aqua.dtu.dk

For general information on the PhD application please contact Rikke Hansen, rikh@aqua.dtu.dk tel: +45 35 88 30 01

Please do not send applications by email but apply online as described below.

You can read more about the institute at www.aqua.dtu.dk

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 25 September 2020 (23:59 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)
  • A description of proposed research (max. 2 pages)
  • 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)
  • Recommendation letters from senior professionals are welcomed

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.

Description of Oceans and Arctic at DTU Aqua, Technical University of Denmark
The research spectrum of the Section for Oceans and Arctic covers oceanography, population ecology, observation technology and the Arctic. The research into oceanography integrates biological, physical and chemical parameters’ interactions in the ocean, ranging from individual plankton to regional seas. We focus on understanding the key processes that govern the structure and function of pelagic food webs, as well as climate and ecosystem interactions with a strong focus on quantitative methods.

The purpose of DTU Aqua is to provide research, advice and education at the highest international level within the sustainable exploitation of living marine and freshwater resources, the biology of aquatic organisms and the dynamics of ecosystems as well as their integration in ecosystem-based management. DTU Aqua has ca. 260 employees, of whom a third are scientific staff. The other employees are assistant biologists, laboratory technicians, IT employees, administrative staff, ship’s crew, student assistants etc. The institute is organized into eight scientific sections that carry out the research, educational and advisory activities. In addition, the institute has a number of scientific and administrative support functions, including the research vessel DANA. DTU Aqua has employees in Kgs. Lyngby, Silkeborg, Nykøbing Mors and Hirtshals as well as on Dana.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 25 September 2020
Unit: DTU Aqua
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday September 25th, 2020

PhD scholarship in Quantum Photonics of 2D Materials

Research in two-dimensional materials such as graphene and combinations of them has lead to many new insights in recent years, with applications including wearable electronics and sensors for medical and other purposes. Also, there is ongoing research into novel energy-efficient optoelectronic devices based on the high tunability of graphene and novel single-photon light sources in 2D materials.

A three-year experimental PhD position is available in the Structured Electromagnetic Materials group at the Department of Photonics Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark. The research project is funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark. The group is part of two Excellence Centers, the Centre of Excellence in Nanostructured Graphene (CNG) and The Center for Nanophotonics (NanoPhoton). The PhD student will also have the opportunity to spend a few months at a foreign research partner as an external stay.

Project description
Two well-known quantum light sources in bulk materials are defects centers and quantum dots, with numerous sensing, lighting, and laser applications. It was discovered in the past few years that the analogous two types of quantum light sources also exist in 2D materials, and their science and applications are only beginning to be explored. For this project we invite talented and enthusiastic young researchers to consider working with us on various types of quantum emitters that can be found or created inside 2D materials. We want to find new ways to generate these single-photon sources and to understand and manipulate their properties. Quantum emitters in 2D materials may become important for quantum information technologies and as new light sources on the nanoscale.  The research project of the PhD student involves a combination of sample fabrication, optical experiments, simulation, and collaboration with theorists working on the same topic (see our simultaneous other advertisement for a theory postdoc). Our state-of-the-art experimental facilities include far- and near-field optical microscopes as well as access to unique electron microscopes equipped with electron energy loss spectroscopy (see our  ACS Photonics and Nature Commun). We have access to one of the largest academic cleanroom facility available in northern Europe at DTU Nanolab.

Qualifications

Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) in Engineering/Physics or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in Engineering/Physics. Priority will be given to students with experience in experimental nanophotonics and/or quantum optics. We also welcome applications from students who have demonstrated excellent academic performance in adjacent fields.

We look for highly motivated people who fit into our research group, who take responsibility for their own project, have a collaborative mindset, and communicate well.

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 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 Assoc. Prof. Nicolas Stenger, Assoc. Prof.  Sanshui Xiao, and Assoc. Prof. Martijn Wubs.

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. Starting date is October 1st 2020 or soon thereafter.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
More information about the Structured Electromagnetic Materials research group can be found here, and you can read more about the Department of Photonics Engineering on www.fotonik.dtu.dk.

Further information may be obtained from Assoc. Prof. Nicolas Stenger, niste@fotonik.dtu.dk and Assoc. Prof. Martijn Wubs, mwubs@fotonik.dtu.dk.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 30 August 2020 (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)
  • Publication list (optional)

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 Photonics Engineering has 210 employees with competences in optics and is one of the largest centers in the world based solely on research in photonics. Research is performed within optical sensors, lasers, LEDs, photovoltaics, ultra-high-speed optical transmission systems, bio-photonics, nano-optics and quantum photonics.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 30 August 2020
Unit: DTU Fotonik
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Sunday August 30th, 2020

PhD Scholarship in Decision Tools and Management in the Fish Sector

A PhD Scholarship in Decision Tools and Management in the Fish Sector is available at the Technical University of Denmark, National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua) with expected starting date 15th September 2020. The scholarship is financed by the EU H2020 project WaSeaBi. The project work will primarily be carried out at the Section for Ecosystem-based Marine Management, which is located in Kongens Lyngby, Denmark.

Project description
The WaSeaBi (Optimal utilization of seafood side-stream through the design of new holistic process lines) is a European project under the framework of Horizon 2020 with focus on solving the barriers to sound exploitation of the aquatic resources. The associated PhD Project will focus on the optimal utilization of seafood side-stream. This will be facilitated through development of storage solutions, sorting technologies and decision tools to secure an efficient, sustainable supply system for by-catches and side-stream from aquaculture, fisheries and the aquatic processing industries. One of the solutions is to develop tools for supporting decisions for valorization of side-streams and to test these decision tools in at least 2 companies. This is done by developing an analytic hierarchy process (AHP) which is a structured technique for organizing and analyzing complex decisions, based on mathematics and psychology. AHP methodology allows decisions about optimum fish side-streams valorization alternatives.  The project will explore the sociology and phycology elements of the AHD methodology, which are rarely studied or accounted for in decision-making models.

The aim of this PhD will focus on observing and studying the internal interactions between the relevant decision makers in organization and the external interaction with the market.

By expanding decision making tools and techniques with the insights gained from the dual process study the phd student should create new support tools to ensure a more unbiased approached in the organization.

Qualifications
The candidate must hold:

  • Relevant Master in either Science or Humanities with special emphasis on Decision Tools and Management
  • Experience in the scientific field of psychological decision-making, both theoretical and practical
  • Experience in Analytic Hierarchy Process methodology

Assessment
In the assessment, particular focus will be given to

  • Interest in combining and further development of the decision-making studies to mathematical analysis
  • Experience with working in the seafood sector, both on the organizing level and at the market level
  • Interest in studying the interaction between the different levels in the seafood industry
  • Experience with working in research projects in the seafood sector and the ability to work with different sectors from pelagic fish to aquaculture
  • Experience in communicating the scientific results to both the academic and as well the general public
  • Proficiency in written and spoken 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
For further information about the project, please contact Senior Scientist Erling Larsen (epl@aqua.dtu.dk) or Professor J. Rasmus Nielsen (rn@aqua.dtu.dk)

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 25 August 2020 (23:59 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)
  • Brief research proposal (1-2 pages) presenting ideas on how to address the research topics given in the short description of the PhD project above.

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 research of the Section for Ecosystem-based Marine Management aims to develop knowledge and tools that can be used as the basis for advice on ecosystem based fisheries management taking overall environmental goals as reflected in environmental policy into account. The research spectrum of the section involves four main themes covering i) Development of fisheries management evaluation methods,   and advice on spatial fisheries management measures; ii) Quantitative analyses of indicators and indicator thresholds in relation to the definition of good environmental status under the EU Marine Strategy Directive; iii) Development of methods to minimize unwanted by-catch of e.g. mammals and implementation of alternative fishing gear to minimize negative interactions between marine mammals and fisheries; and iv) Assessment of the effects of interactions with predator and prey fish stocks.         

The purpose of DTU Aqua is to provide research, advice and education at the highest international level within the sustainable exploitation of living marine and freshwater resources, the biology of aquatic organisms and the dynamics of ecosystems as well as their integration in ecosystem-based management. DTU Aqua has 260 employees, of whom a third are scientific staff. The other employees are assistant biologists, laboratory technicians, IT employees, administrative staff, ship’s crew, student assistants etc. The institute is organized into eight scientific sections which carry out the research, educational and advisory activities. In addition, the institute has a number of scientific and administrative support functions, including the research vessel DANA. DTU Aqua has employees in Lyngby, Silkeborg, Nykøbing Mors and Hirtshals as well as on Dana. You can read more about DTU Aqua on www.aqua.dtu.dk

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland

Deadline: 25 August 2020
Unit: DTU Aqua
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Tuesday August 25th, 2020

Postdoc in Quantum Photonics of 2D Materials

Research in two-dimensional materials such as graphene and combinations of them has lead to many new insights in recent years, with applications including wearable electronics and sensors for medical and other purposes. Also, there is ongoing research into novel energy-efficient optoelectronic devices based on the high tunability of graphene and novel single-photon light sources in 2D materials.

A two-year theoretical postdoctoral position is available in the Structured Electromagnetic Materials group at the Department of Photonics Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark. The research project is funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark. The group is part of two Excellence Centers, the Centre of Excellence in Nanostructured Graphene (CNG) and The Center for Nanophotonics (NanoPhoton). The postdoc will spend a few months at a foreign research partner as an external stay.

Project description
Two well-known quantum light sources in bulk materials are defects centers and quantum dots, with numerous sensing, lighting, and laser applications. It was discovered in the past few years that the analogous two types of quantum light sources also exist in 2D materials, and their science and applications are only beginning to be explored. For this project we invite talented and enthusiastic young researchers to consider working with us on various types of quantum emitters that can be found or created inside 2D materials. We want to find new ways to generate these single-photon sources and to understand and manipulate their properties.

Quantum emitters in 2D materials may become important for quantum information technologies and as new light sources on the nanoscale.  The research project of the postdoc involves a combination of theory and simulation, and collaboration with other theorists and experimentalists working on the same topic (see our simultaneous other advertisement for an experimental PhD student). We have access to high-power computing facilities on campus.

Qualifications
Candidates should have successfully completed their PhD or almost have done so, and we look for candidates with strong theoretical and computational skills in nanophotonics and/or quantum optics.

We look for highly motivated people who fit in our research group, who take responsibility for their own project, have a collaborative mindset, and communicate well.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Assoc. Prof. Nicolas Stenger, Assoc. Prof.  Sanshui Xiao, and Assoc. Prof. Martijn Wubs.

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 2 years. Starting date is October 1 2020 or soon thereafter.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
More information about the Structured Electromagnetic Materials research group can be found here, and you can read more about the Department of Photonics Engineering on www.fotonik.dtu.dk.

Further information may be obtained from Assoc. Prof. Nicolas Stenger, niste@fotonik.dtu.dk and Assoc. Prof. Martijn Wubs, mwubs@fotonik.dtu.dk.

Application

Please submit your online application no later than 30 August 2020 (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:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

Candidates may apply prior to ob­tai­ning their PhD 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.

DTU Fotonik has 210 employees with competences in optics and is one of the largest centers in the world based solely on research in photonics. Research is performed within optical sensors, lasers, LEDs, photovoltaics, ultra-high-speed optical transmission systems, bio-photonics, nano-optics and quantum photonics.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 30 August 2020
Unit: DTU Fotonik
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Sunday August 30th, 2020

PhD scholarship in modelling of nanoscale heat and charge transport

Do you want to work in the field of advanced materials and be involved in a high profile research project on the forefront of science? DTU Energy invites applications for a PhD scholarship in analytical and numerical modelling of nanoscale thermoelectric transport.

Micro four-point probe (M4PP)measurements offer a unique opportunity to observe thermoelectric transport phenomena in semiconductors. We will use this opportunity to investigate length-dependent heat and charge transport.

Key problem
During thermoelectric measurements with microelectrodes, it is not possible to directly measure the nanoscale time-resolved spatial temperature distribution. Thus, we need to expand our analytical and numerical models of nanoscale heat and charge transport. This will allow us to extract key material properties from M4PP measurements with high accuracy and not just high precision.

With improved measurement accuracy we expect to detect signatures of nanoscale thermoelectric transport phenomena, which in turn will improve our models further.

Responsibilities and tasks
You will be part of the national research project “Metrology for Energy and Electronic Materials” supported by the Danish Council for Independent Research. Measurements are performed on fully automated M4PP systems, and you will take part in developing these new metrology methods to extract material properties with high precision, accuracy and spatial resolution.

You will work in close collaboration with our team to define what system/geometry/materials to model. Models could for instance include Joule heating and heat transport at a metal-semiconductor contact and size dependent heat transfer. We will also perform studies of the spatial weighting functions for individual measurement methods, to understand where in space each material property is measured.

You will be responsible for developing these models under guidance of your supervisors.

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

We strive towards performing exceptionally precise and accurate measurements. Thus, in order to be successful in this project, you should be strong in analytical calculations, have a solid background in solving partial differential equations and you should be a perfectionist.

Experience in one or more of the following will be an advantage:

  • Analytical or numerical modelling of nanoscale thermoelectric transport
  • Thermoelectric effects
  • Semiconductor device physics
  • QuantumATK simulation tool
  • Matlab programming
  • COMSOL Multiphysics or similar finite element method software

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 Head of Section, Professor Nini Pryds and Senior Researcher Dirch Hjorth Petersen.

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 Senior Researcher Dirch Hjorth Petersen, dhpe@dtu.dk .

You can read more about DTU Energy at www.energy.dtu.dk/english .

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 9 August 2020 (23:59 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.

DTU Energy
The Department of Energy Conversion and Storage is focusing on functional materials and their application in sustainable energy technology. Our research areas include fuel cells, electrolysis, polymer solar cells, magnetic refrigeration, superconductivity, thermoelectrics, sustainable synthetic fuels, and batteries. The Department, which has more than 200 employees, was founded in 2012. Additional information about the department can be found on www.energy.dtu.dk

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 9 August 2020
Unit: DTU Energy
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Sunday August 9th, 2020

PhD scholarship – conversion of fibers to protein for meat alternatives

The PhD project will be a part of a large project comprising of both academic and industry partners  covering the whole value chain from academia to start ups and large enterprises. The PhD will be conducted at DTU National Food Institute (DTU Food) in the research group of Microbial Biotechnology and Biorefining. Additionally, an external stay will be included in the project.

The research group Microbial Biotechnology and Biorefining is divided into several focus areas working with dairy, brewing industry, fermented plant products as well as metabolic engineering.

One of the major trends in the future is the production of vegan alternatives to meat and proteins derived from animal origin. The PhD is in line with Institute’s strategy concerning solutions to reduce the carbon footprint and provide sustainable food production where plant fermentation may provide improved health benefits, longer shelf life and safer products.

The project will be produce protein rich meat alternatives by converting the side-streams (Brewers Spent grains and sugar beet pulp) into food grade protein by fermentation using lactic acid bacteria and fungi. The PhD aims to obtain new knowledge on pre- and post-treatment of the two side-streams. The PhD will investigate how lactic acid bacteria influence the stability and flavor production of the side-streams after pre- and post-treatment fermentation. The PhD project supervisor will be senior scientist Claus Heiner Bang-Berthelsen.

Responsibilities and tasks
In this project, you will be responsible for the screening of our strain collection of more than 1000 microbial strains. Candidate strains will be characterized based on various parameters. Both in terms of safety and fermentation capabilities. The following investigations will be in the pipeline:

  • Transcriptomic
  • Sugar utilization
  • Pathogenicity
  • Biotic and abiotic tolerances
  • Metabolomics
  • Flavor production
  • Acidification
  • Genomics
  • Pathogen inhibition

Additionally, the candidate will be involved in the teaching and education as well as other activities such as general maintaining the laboratory, equipment as well as the strain collection.

Qualifications
We are looking for a candidate with a solid background in two or more of the following areas:

  • Biobanking
  • MALDI TOF biotyper
  • Lactic acid bacterial biology
  • Work with DNA and RNA analysis
  • Experience with Genomics, transcriptomics
  • Phenotype screening of lactic acid bacteria
  • Enzyme assays, colorimetry assays
  • HPLC
  • Microscopy

We expect that you are an efficient team worker, have good communication skills, and have a critical approach to the formulation and testing of hypotheses. In addition, we appreciate a good sense of humor. Written and spoken Danish and English is a prerequisite as there is teaching obligations during the project.

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. We additionally are looking for at for a candidate with a strong background within lactic acid bacterial biology as well as good understanding of plant microbiome and plant ecology. A candidate with some experience from industry will be preferred. The candidate may have studied a MSc program in microbiology, biotechnology, plant biology, food science.

Approval and Enrolment

The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in the DTU food PhD school. 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 Senior scientist Claus Heiner Bang-Berthelsen, DTU Food

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 senior scientist Claus Heiner Bang-Berthelsen, DTU Food, tel.: +45 2986 6900 or email claban@food.dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU food” at www.fødevareinstituttet.dtu.dk/english  and about the microbial biotechnology and biorefining  https://www.food.dtu.dk/forskning/mikrobiel-bioteknologi-og-bioraffinering

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 16 August 2020 (23:59 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
  • Publication list
  • 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 National Food Institute (DTU Food) works within six technical focus areas: Biotechnology, nutrition, food quality, food safety, food technology and environment & human health. Activities cover a wide range of food products throughout the entire food chain from farm to table, comprising both research activities and research-based consulting and teaching. Read more at www.food.dtu.dk

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DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland

Deadline: 16 August 2020
Unit: DTU Food
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Post expires on Sunday August 16th, 2020

PhD project: Advanced fire engineering tool for integrated analysis of structural design parameters

DTU Civil Engineering is inviting applications for a 3-year PhD position starting autumn 2020. The general objective of the PhD project is to improve the capability of fire safety engineering methods to facilitate the on-going transition to sustainable transport and building infrastructures. The PhD project’s specific goal is the development and application of advanced fire engineering tools to support fire safety design and assessment of urban infrastructures.

Are you curious about this topic and interested in the development of mathematical models and performing simulations? Do you want to help designing safe and sustainable future buildings and transport infrastructures? What about to support this development to ensure human health, safety, a low carbon footprint and resilience of future technologies? Do you like to interact with the international research society? Then you may become our new PhD candidate.

During the PhD project, you will assess fire scenarios and develop methods for the integrated analysis of tunnel structures exposed to gasoline, hydrogen and battery vehicle fires. The method will embrace the fire spread in modern vehicles, it will be applicable in road and rail tunnel configurations, and it will include the structural response to temperature and pressure. The work is done in close cooperation with a parallel PhD project at Aalto University, Finland. Hereunder, mutual longer research stays are part of the cooperation.

Presently, many tunnels and related infrastructures are built or being planned worldwide to create more sustainable traffic solutions. At the same time, vehicles are developed using alternative fuels such as hydrogen and electricity from batteries. These developments may lead to different future fire scenarios that may challenge the structural integrity of tunnel designs due to possible high intensity fires, jet flames and deflagrations. It is therefore of utmost importance to develop better design tools to support performance based fire safety engineering of tunnels and similar infrastructures. In particular, the tool should enable a coupling of time-resolved 3D computational fluid dynamic analysis of the fire scenario and a finite element model of the thermal and mechanical response of the respective structure. A starting point is the automated procedure capable of creating a fire-thermomechanical interface between Fire Dynamic Simulator (FDS) and a couple of commonly used FE commercial software. However, the platform is targeted, but not limited to tunnel design, where e.g. the effect of pressure waves and jet fires from hydrogen-fueled burning cars should also be contemplated.

Qualifications

  • M.Sc. degree or equivalent education in fire engineering, civil engineering or similar areas
  • A strong flavour for working with computer modelling and mathematical predictions of real world engineering problems, e.g. a theoretical background in CFD and/or FEM modelling within fire engineering
  • Knowledge about fire engineering, high temperature material behaviour (e.g. concrete and steel) or basics in theoretical structural engineering
  • Preference will be given to a theoretical background on structural engineering and, possibly, concrete design
  • Preference will be given to knowledge about parallel high performance computing as well as knowledge on programming languages

The candidate is expected to be fluent in spoken and written 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.

The daily working place is the DTU campus, Kongens Lyngby. An extended research stay at Aalto University is foreseen being part of the project.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from associate professor Frank Markert, phone.: +45 93511327 or associate professor Luisa Giuliani, phone: +45 45251812

You can read more about “DTU Civil Engineering” at https://www.byg.dtu.dk/english

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 31 July 2020 (23:59 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)
  • A brief scientific text (max. 1 page) reflecting on important model parameters to predict wall impacts caused by a burning vehicle or a hydrogen jet flame in a tunnel accident scenario.

Candidates may apply prior to ob­tai­ning their M.Sc. 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.

DTU Civil Engineering develops and utilizes science and technical knowledge for the benefit of society through a sustainable development of construction and the built environment. As part of a strong university, the department provides research, study programs, innovation and research-based consultancy of the highest quality in civil engineering. The Department develops new knowledge and solutions for the challenges facing the construction industry based on classic disciplines of building research, as well as the monitoring and decoding of physical phenomena,—we combine theory and practice.

DTU Civil Engineering has a special role in researching, educating and developing new construction engineering solutions for Arctic settings, for the benefit of society in both Denmark and Greenland. The department has a scientific staff of about 80 persons, 60 PhD students, and a technical/administrative support staff of about 50 persons.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 31 July 2020
Unit: DTU Civil Eng
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Post expires on Friday July 31st, 2020

PhD scholarship in microscale thermoelectric materials characterization

Do you want to work in the field of advanced materials and be involved in a high profile research project on the forefront of science? DTU Energy invites applications for a PhD scholarship within development of micro four-point probe (M4PP) based metrology methods for semiconductor characterization within thermoelectrics and nanoelectronics.

M4PP measurements offer a unique opportunity to observe thermoelectric transport phenomena in semiconductors. We will use this opportunity to investigate length-dependent heat and charge transport.

Application to thermoelectrics
The efficiency of a thermoelectric material, to heat/cool or to convert heat into electricity, depends on thermoelectric material properties like the Seebeck coefficient, electrical resistivity and thermal conductivity. Within this project, we will demonstrate that these three key material properties can be measured simultaneously in just 10 seconds with an M4PP.

Application to nanoelectronics
With thermoelectric measurements, we can also evaluate material properties in one-dimensional source/drain contacts, which is of key importance for optimizing semiconductor device performance. With an M4PP we can measure the line resistance of such one-dimensional structures, and within this project we will further develop methods to extract carrier concentration, mobility and temperature coefficient of resistivity.

Responsibilities and tasks
You will be part of the national research project “Metrology for Energy and Electronic Materials” supported by the Danish Council for Independent Research. Measurements are performed on fully automated M4PP systems, and you will take part in developing these new metrology methods to extract material properties with high precision, accuracy and spatial resolution.

You will work in collaboration with our team to develop data acquisition strategies, structuring measurement data and extracting material properties in order to achieve high measurement precision (reproducibility/repeatability). You will be responsible for removing systematic measurement artifacts, by implementing correction algorithms to our data treatment scripts (Matlab). And finally, you will search for systematic signatures of nanoscale thermoelectric transport phenomena.

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

We strive towards performing exceptionally precise and accurate measurements. For this PhD position, we seek an independent experimentalist with a systematic approach in solving problems. You are a perfectionist who enjoys trouble shooting until the final digit is correct.

Experience in one or more of the following will be an advantage:

  • Matlab programming
  • Electrical measurement methods
  • Lock-in technique
  • Microfabrication
  • Thermoelectric effects
  • Semiconductor device physics
  • COMSOL Multiphysics or similar finite element method software

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 Head of Section, Professor Nini Pryds and Senior Researcher Dirch Hjorth Petersen.

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 Senior Researcher Dirch Hjorth Petersen, dhpe@dtu.dk .

You can read more about DTU Energy at www.energy.dtu.dk/english .

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 9 August 2020 (23:59 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.

DTU Energy
The Department of Energy Conversion and Storage is focusing on functional materials and their application in sustainable energy technology. Our research areas include fuel cells, electrolysis, polymer solar cells, magnetic refrigeration, superconductivity, thermoelectrics, sustainable synthetic fuels, and batteries. The Department, which has more than 200 employees, was founded in 2012. Additional information about the department can be found on www.energy.dtu.dk

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 9 August 2020
Unit: DTU Energy
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Post expires on Sunday August 9th, 2020

Two PhD scholarships within the overall theme of Digital Twin of I4.0 Production Lines by Combining Industrial Sensorics with Multiphysics Modelling

The section for Manufacturing Engineering (MPP) at DTU Mechanical Engineering has two open PhD positions within the application of industrial sensorics, data analytics and multiphysics modelling in I4.0 production lines.

The PhD projects are anchored within the framework of the national project MADE FAST funded by the Innovation Fund Denmark. The MADE FAST project is a major national initiative comprising a network of 50 companies, 5 universities and 3 research institutes in Denmark pursuing the goals of Industry4.0. The two PhD scholarships are placed in the context of the Work Stream 4 “Digitalization of Manufacturing Processes” which includes 11 PhD students working on related projects and offers unique opportunities with respect to high level training in a multinational and multicultural environment. The PhD students will work in close industrial collaboration to implement next-gen sensor technologies on state-of-the art production lines. This encompasses the physical sensor integration into the production line, initial data shaping and -filtering to ensure data integrity, storage of data in a tailored storage pool and subsequent application of data via data analytics including machine learning and as input to multi-scale, multi-physics models describing material behaviour during processing.  The main industrial collaboration partners are LEGO and Beckhoff Automation.

Responsibilities and tasks
In-situ data collection within manufacturing engineering allows for an efficient physical to digital transformation of the processing conditions of a manufacturing system. Its strategic collection and targeted application are integral elements for a company’s adoption of I4.0.

The two vacant positions will collaborate across projects in establishing a seamless integration of sensors onto a new and novel manufacturing system. The system employs a roll-roll transfer fabrication method for agile manufacturing of thermoplastic components. Given its novel principle of operation, a thorough system’s analysis will decompose the system into its constituents that each must be fundamentally understood before sensor integration can be commenced. This activity will be joint, across the two PhD positions after which

PhD#1 will assume ownership of the physical integration of selected sensors on the system,
and
PhD#2 will assume ownership of the development of multiphysics models of the different process steps in the manufacturing chain.

The two PhD projects will be carried out in close collaboration with a third PhD project anchored at DTU Compute in which the analysis of the collected data is the overall theme.

The ultimate goal is establishing a fast, near real-time, data assisted model-based digital twin of the entire manufacturing chain.

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.

Candidates with a relevant master’s degree in mechanical or manufacturing engineering, physics or applied mathematics are encouraged to apply. Good knowledge of either production engineering technologies, instrumentation, automation and/or process modelling and simulation is considered an advantage. Moreover, the candidate should have good mathematical/analytical skills in general as well as good communication skills including excellent English proficiency both written and spoken.

In the application, the candidate should indicate which of the two PhD projects he/she is mainly interested in.

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 Head of Section Jesper Hattel and Senior Researcher David Bue Pedersen.

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 Head of Section Jesper Hattel +45 4525 4710 or jhat@mek.dtu.dk or David Bue Pedersen, telephone +45 4525 4810 or dbpe@mek.dtu.dk.

You can read more about Department of Mechanical Engineering at www.mek.dtu.dk/english.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 8 August 2020 (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.

DTU Mechanical Engineering covers the fundamental engineering disciplines within Solid mechanics, Fluid mechanics, Coastal and Maritime Engineering, Energy systems and energy conversion, Materials and Surface Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering design and Product development. The department has a scientific staff of about 135 persons, 100 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 80 persons.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 8 August 2020
Unit: DTU Mechanical Eng
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Post expires on Saturday August 8th, 2020

PhD scholarship in Spatio-temporal immunological characterization of relevance in life-style related diseases

A 3-year PhD position is available in the Disease Systems Immunology Group at DTU Bioengineering with specific focus on development of a method using advanced single cell technologies to enable identification of early changes in the memory-based adaptive immune reservoir of relevance for disease development and tracking. The research in the Disease Systems Immunology group encompasses wet and dry lab studies on the interplay between early environmental factors, the microbiome and the immune response in relation to disease development throughout life.

We are looking for a super talented colleague who can carry out an independent PhD project, and holds the ambition and commitment to achieve excellence in an environment of a highly qualified team of dedicated postdocs, PhD students and technical personnel. The project involves collaborations with external research groups of high international standards involved in the CAG-Loginflam (https://gchsp.dk/cag/cag-greater-copenhagen-research-centre-for-systemic-low-grade-inflammation-cag-loginflam/).

Responsibilities and tasks
The main task of the PhD candidate will be to develop a method to identify the nature of circulating T and B cells based on their genomic imprint, and to couple this to development of selected low-grade inflammatory diseases. In addition, the PhD is expected to take active part in development of bioinformatics methods and infrastructure for analysing the extensive data portfolio being generated as part of the project.

As a PhD student you will:

  • Collaborate in developing the PhD project
  • Develop and be responsible for the project-related methodological analysis
  • Validate and interpret data, and be involved in managing and analyzing large amounts of data
  • Lead and contribute to publication of research papers together with supervisors and project partners
  • Network with internal and external colleagues and collaborators, and take active part in our dedicated research groups
  • Represent our work at conferences and scientific meetings

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.

Specific qualifications: Experience with bioinformatics analysis, cellular handling, and well-trained in immunology. Have good communication skills, excellent command of English (written and spoken), be very collaborative, self-motivated and able to organize your tasks.

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 supervisor, Professor Susanne Brix Pedersen at the Technical University of Denmark, and co-supervisor Professor Claus Henrik Nielsen, Rigshospitalet.

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.

The work is to be carried out at two collaborating workplaces (DTU and Rigshospitalet), located in close vicinity, with the main working place being within the Disease Systems Immunology group at DTU Bioengineering.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Susanne Brix Pedersen, tel.: +45 4525 2784.

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

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 25 July 2020 at 23:59 (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.

Department description
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 mission is, based on a fundamental and technological understanding of biological and molecular systems, to provide research, innovation, education, scientific services and dissemination of knowledge in the areas biotechnology and biomedicine.

The department vision is, as an international leader in research, education and innovation in biotechnology and biomedicine, to advance the state-of-the-art in sustainable bioprocesses and contribute to the improvement of human health.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 25 July 2020
Unit: DTU Bioengineering
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Post expires on Saturday July 25th, 2020

PhD Scholarship in Overcoming disease-causing genetic aberrations by targeting the mammalian ribosome

A 3-year PhD scholarships in Organic and Medicinal Chemistry is available at the Technical University of Denmark. The project will be supervised by professor Mads H. Clausen. The successful candidate will join a young and ambitious, international research team, which is a part of the Section for Organic and Inorganic Chemistry at DTU Chemistry.

The positions are available from October 1, 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Responsibilities and tasks
The main responsibility of the PhD students is to design and synthesize fragments suitable for fragment-based drug discovery and to screen fragment libraries against nucleic acid targets. The project is a collaboration with Technion in Haifa and the candidate will be expected to carry out an external research stay in Israel as part of the scholarship.

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 in organic and/or medicinal chemistry.

In addition to this, the candidate should be highly motivated, able to work independently and should be very confident in both written and spoken English. The applicant should strive towards scientific excellence, be ambitious and hard working. Only applicants who seek to be amongst the brightest in their field and conduct science at the highest international level will be considered.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates 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 questions about the project and position can be directed to Prof. Mads H. Clausen, email: mhc@kemi.dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Chemistry at www.kemi.dtu.dk

Application 
Please submit your online application no later than 31 August 2020 (23:59 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 (including a list of publications, if any)
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here – in the right hand column)
  • Contact details for at least two academic referees

Incomplete applications will not be considered. 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, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 31 August 2020
Unit: DTU Chemistry
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Post expires on Monday August 31st, 2020

Postdoc in Quantitative SERS-based Detection for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to be part of a dynamic team, working on the development of personalized therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) solutions using Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) based sensing.

The project is part of the BioInnovation Institute (BII) Faculty program, which is a collaboration between BII and DTU and is aimed to create a unique interdisciplinary environment focused on commercialization that can foster novel ideas and lead to new spin-outs.

Our vision is to develop a portable Raman system, which can be used at patient bed side that enables TDM from a single drop of blood in a matter of minutes, using SERS-based sensing. The aim is to commercialize the developed SERS-based tool for TDM and launch a start-up company. A postdoctoral researcher will have an opportunity to be a part of the start-up team which will be finalized at the end of the three-year project.

The project is placed at BII, which will be the primary work place of the postdoctoral researcher, however he or she will have a strong integration with the IDUN research group, led by Prof. Anja Boisen at DTU Department of Health Technology.

IDUN is a large research group with over 40 members, with focus on development of micro and nanosensor sensors, detection systems and drug delivery approaches. In IDUN we have strong competences in Raman spectroscopy, both theory and instrumentation, and several years of experience in the development of high-performance SERS substrates and assays for detection of target analytes in complex matrices (e.g. biological fluids and food samples).

Research field
The postdoctoral researcher will work in the area of SERS. Raman spectroscopy is a well-known spectroscopy technique for identifying various molecular species. SERS, on the other hand, is a powerful experimental technique that utilizes plasmonic nanostructures to enhance otherwise very weak Raman scattering signals. This tremendous amplification of the Raman scattering signal enables detection of trace amounts of target molecules.

The postdoctoral researcher will work in a team that employs SERS for detection and quantification of anti-cancer drugs in human blood plasma where sample pre-treatment is key. Specifically, the candidate efforts will be focused on (i) sample purification, (ii) development of effective experimental pathways for extracting target molecules (anti-cancer drugs, e.g. methotrexate, imatinib) from a complex, multicomponent matrix (human blood), (iii) assay development.

Responsibilities and tasks
You will be a part of interdisciplinary research team, where your main responsibility will be the development and validation of SERS-based assays and quantification of therapeutic drugs in blood sample.

You will work in close collaboration with engineers developing Raman detection systems and optimizing SERS substrate as well with other team members, electrochemists, data scientists, physicists working on various aspects of assay development.

Additionally you will interact with collaborators at the hospital who will provide real patient samples and will be involved in the validation process.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent in the field of analytical chemistry, chemistry or biotechnology. You should also have:

  • Experience in working with quantitative SERS-based detection and data analysis.
  • Experience in the development of sample pre-treatment (e.g. extraction, up-concentration, purification) methods.
  • Experience with immunoassays and different chromatography-based detection methods e.g. LC-MS is a strong plus.
  • Experience working in multidisciplinary teams, self-motivation, responsible conduct of experimental work and good organizational skills are a must.
  • Previous experience in industry in research and development is an additional plus.

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.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Head of Section Professor Anja Boisen, aboi@dtu.dk, tel.: +45 4525 5727, Senior Researcher Kinga Zor, kinzo@dtu.dk, tel.: +45 4525 5751 or Associate Professor Tomas Rindzevicius, trin@dtu.dk, tel: +45 4525 5733.

You can read more about DTU Health Tech at www.healthtech.dtu.dk/english.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 15 August 2020 (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 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. The department has a scientific staff of about 175 persons, 130 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 80 persons.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 15 August 2020
Unit: DTU Health Tech
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Saturday August 15th, 2020

PhD scholarship in Modelling and Prediction of Charging Demand to Optimize the Rollout of Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure in Cities

While increased use of electric vehicles (EV) represents one of the single most important means to attain greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions in the transport sector (Green Commission, 2019) it gives rise to an increasing need for a charging infrastructure for society. Today, there is a lack of scientific investigations and knowledge related to the planning of such infrastructure. In particular, it is not clear how evolving technologies such as increasing battery range, information technology and charging technology, will affect the need for, and composition of, such infrastructure. Consequently, this PhD project will initiate high quality research to quantitatively investigate and qualify the type and extent of an EV charging infrastructure that is necessary and efficient, from the perspective of society.

The overarching question of the study is whether it is possible to deploy a charging infrastructure which will both sufficiently and effectively meet the heterogeneous charging demand in a densely populated urban environment.

The focus of the project is to leverage state-of-art technologies from mathematical modelling and simulation, possibly from the transport modelling area or from parallel quantitative areas, to be used for the complex problem of predicting charging demand and optimising charging supply.

The project may involve the following research topics;
 

  • The prediction of heterogeneous geographical EV demand: By applying agent-based model frameworks in combination with population synthesis models and by utilising existing high-quality mobility data and spatially organised data and networks all available at DTU.
  • Charging behaviour preferences, e.g. when and where to charge and price sensitivity.
  • The design of equilibrium models between charging demand (as represented by 1) and supply: By using M/G/c queuing models at the charger level and by utilising MSA algorithms as a mean to converge waiting time.
  • Charging supply optimisation: By using optimisation heuristics, such as genetic algorithms to swap supply formations or variants of facility location problems aimed at charging infrastructure.
  • Model and data integration for detailed geographical networks. Proximity to power-grid network and road-network are central for the location of chargers.
  • Smart-charging technologies and flexible pricing strategies to mitigate peak-loading. 
The impact of the project has the potential to be huge as it may directly help forming the future Danish Charging infrastructure with consequences for our ability to reduce CO2 and comply with ambitious climate targets.

Overall, the research lies in the intersection between transport modelling and planning, and spatial simulation and optimisation. The project will be anchored in the Transport Demand Modelling Group of the Transport Division of the Department of Management at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). The project will be co-supervised by the Department of Electrical Engineering to facilitate a close collaboration between the demand-side simulation and the supply-side optimisation. Another PhD study will anchored in the Department of Electrical Engineering focusing on modelling the charging impact on the power system – and exploring the provision of grid and power system services.

We are looking for an excellent applicant to join the Division, starting on 1. January 2021 or earlier.

This PhD is funded by the EUDP project ‘FUSE”, which aims to support the planning of the charging infrastructure in the municipality of Frederiksberg and Copenhagen. The project consist of several industrial partners and data collection efforts that will be a benefit for the project.

We are looking for excellent applicants with MSc background from Computer Science, Transportation, Applied Mathematics, Statistics or related, and with the interest and ambition to pursue PhD studies.

Qualifications  

  • A two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) in Transportation Modelling, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics and Statistics or related is required;
  • Excellent programming capabilities in at least one scientific language (preferably Python) is required; 
  • Excellent background in statistics and probability theory is required;
  • Transportation Modelling disciplines in the education background is also favoured;
  • Power grid design and knowledge hereof is also favoured;
  • Experience with Machine Learning techniques is favoured; 
The following soft skills are also important:  
  • Curiosity and interest about current and future mobility challenges and EV charging in particular;
  • Good communication skills in English, both written and orally
  • Willingness to engage in group-work with a multi-national team;
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 1 September 2020.

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 3 years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
For more information, please contact Professor Jeppe Rich, rich@dtu.dk
or Senior Researcher Peter Bach Andersen pba@elektro.dtu.dk.

You can read more about the Machine Learning for Smart Mobility group at dmg.man.dtu.dk, DTU Management at  www.man.dtu.dk/english and DTU Electro www.elektro.dtu.dk/english.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 15 August 2020 (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 Transport modelling group belongs to the Transport division of the Department of Technology, Management and Economics (DTU Management) at DTU. The division conducts research and teaching in the field of traffic and transport planning, with particular focus on behaviour modelling, machine learning and simulation.

DTU Management conducts high-level research and teaching with a focus on sustainability, transport, innovation and management science. Our goal is to create knowledge on the societal aspects of technology – including the interaction between technology and sustainability, business growth, infrastructure and prosperity. Therefore, we explore and create value in the areas of management science, innovation and design thinking, business analytics, systems and risk analyses, human behaviour, regulation and policy analysis. The department offers teaching from introductory to advanced courses/projects at BSc, MSc and PhD level. The Department has a staff of app. 350.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 15 August 2020
Unit: DTU Management
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Saturday August 15th, 2020

PhD student in Development of an ultra high-throughput platform for cell factory selection and recombinant protein screening

The department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine at the Technical University of Denmark invites applications for a position as a PhD student in “Finding the right factory for the right antigen: development of an ultra high-throughput platform for cell factory selection and recombinant protein screening”.

The position is part of the FBM Initiative, which is funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

The FBM Initiative is a collaboration between DTU Chemical Engineering, DTU Bioengineering, and the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability. It offers research-based education in Fermentation Based Biomanufacturing for Master- and PhD- students, and professionals.
This position will be hosted at
DTU Bioengineering and is one of seven PhD student positions available for the FBM PhD program this year

This position will be placed in the Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine, section of Synthetic Biology working with with genome editing, synthetic biology, regulation engineering, protein production, discovery of novel cell factories and fermentation technology. The section has a total staff of approx. 45, of which 9 is faculty.

Responsibilities and Tasks
The purpose of this project is to develop high-throuhgput methodologies to systematically evaluate process development steps for recombinant protein production at a rapid pace relying on liquid handling robotics, novel molecular biology technics and state-of-the-art machine learning. This project will be performed in collaboration with Evaxion Biotech ApS and Twist Bioscience.

In this project, you will:

  • Design and implement truncation libraries by automated HT-cloning for recombinant protein expression in bacteria and yeast.
  • Develop ultra-HT analysis methods based on mass spectrometry detection
  • Implement optimal downstream processing methods for selected peptide candidates
  • Assist in the development of highly efficient machine learning tools for prediction on optimal peptide-cell factory combinations.

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:

  • State-of-the-art molecular biology / synthetic biology of bacteria and yeast (e.g. USER cloning)
  • Fermentation technology
  • HT robotics and automation (e.g. HAMILTON, ROTOR, Tecan EVO or similar).
  • Protein biology (labeling and detection).

We expect that you are an efficient team worker, have good communication skills, and have a critical approach to the 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 programs at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study program, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Associate Professor José Luis Martínez Ruiz (DTU Bioengineering), Core Director Andreas Worberg (DTU Biosustain) and Project Manager Anders B. Sørensen (Evaxion Biotech) 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 José Luis Martínez Ruiz (jlmr@dtu.dk).

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

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 7 August 2020 (23:59 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 Fermentation Based Biomanufacturing (FBM) Initiative was founded as a response to the biotech industry’s increasing demand for specialized expertise in the fermentation area. Cutting-edge research, covering all aspects from fundamental physiology of production organisms/cell factories, synthetic biology and metabolic engineering, to scale-up process technology and downstream processing, provides the basis for the specialized FBM Education. The educational activities are developed in close dialogue with industry partners.

The FBM Initiative at DTU educates top-candidates at MSc and PhD level, and provides research-based expertise for the biotechnological, chemical, and pharmaceutical fermentation based biomanufacturing industry.

The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) conducts research, educates future bio-engineers, provides scientific advice and innovation 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 2020. The department is located at DTU Lyngby Campus.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 7 August 2020
Unit: DTU Bioengineering
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday August 7th, 2020

Novo Nordisk Foundation PhD student in Microbial Communities and co-cultures for Highly Selective Gas Bioconversions in Attached Growth Systems

The department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark invites applications for a position as a PhD student in Microbial communities and co-cultures for highly selective gas bioconversions in attached growth systems. The position is part of the FBM Initiative, which is funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.


The FBM Initiative is a collaboration between DTU Chemical Engineering, DTU Bioengineering, and the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability. It offers research-based education in Fermentation Based Biomanufacturing for Master- and PhD- students, and professionals.

This position will be hosted at DTU Chemical Engineering and DTU Biosustain and is one of seven PhD student positions available for the FBM PhD program this year.

This position will be placed in Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, in Applied Thermodynamics – Center of Energy Resources Engineering. The Center has a long trandition in research within Applied Thermodynamics, Transport Processes and Mathematical Modeling and has recently entered dynamically into Biorefinery Conversions research area with focus on creating new knowledge for development of innovative and cost-efficient processes for production of chemicals, materials and biofuels from biomasses and industrial effluents. The center has a total staff of approx. 50, of which 6 is faculty.

Responsibilities and tasks
The project will contribute towards the future development of a technological platform based on biological conversion of gaseous substrates for a) full conversion of carbon found in residual biomasses to higher vaue products via synthesis gas (syngas) and b) reduction of carbon dioxide emissions via valorisation of waste gases with reducing power. In this project, you will: 

  • Discover efficient microbial co-cultures that can convert syngas and carbon dioxide to valuable chemicals, i.e. solvents, with high product selectivity
  • Establish microbial communities and co-cultures in bioreactors targeting high productivities
  • Assess stability and resilience of production systems
  • Evaluate the developed process from a techno-economic pont-of-view.
Qualifications
Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree in engineering (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree in engineering.

We are looking for a candidate with a solid background in biochemical engineering and/or biotechnology. Candidates should preferably have qualifications within several of the following areas:
 
  • Handling of axenic and mixed microbial cultures under anaerobic conditions
  • Working with suspended and/or attached growth (biofilm) bioreactors in batch and/or continuous mode
  • Experience in gas biological conversions
  • Experience in using process simulation tools such as Superpro Designer or similar.
We expect that you are an efficient team worker, have good communication skills, and have a critical approach to the 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 Hariklia Gavala 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 Hariklia Gavala,
hnga@kt.dtu.dk
.

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

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 7 August 2020 (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 Fermentation Based Biomanufacturing (FBM) Initiative was founded as a response to the biotech industry’s increasing demand for specialized expertise in the fermentation area. Cutting-edge research, covering all aspects from fundamental physiology of production organisms/cell factories, synthetic biology and metabolic engineering, to scale-up process technology and downstream processing, provides the basis for the specialized FBM Education. The educational activities are developed in close dialogue with industry partners. The FBM Initiative at DTU educates top-level candidates at MSc and PhD level, and provides research-based expertise for the biotechnological, chemical, and pharmaceutical fermentation based biomanufacturing industry.

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 covers separation processes, (bio)reaction engineering, dynamics and process regulation, (bio)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.The department is located at DTU Lyngby Campus).

DTU Biosustain is an international research center of excellence developing next generation cell factories and bioprocesses for sustainable production of high-value chemical compounds as well as protein-based products. The center uses advanced metabolic engineering techniques and computational biology ensuring efficient and cost-effective design and construction processes. The center’s activities are a balanced mix of basic and translational research, complemented by an emphasis on business development to facilitate commercialization of new cell factories and associated technologies. DTU Biosustain offers state-of-the-art research facilities and assembles world leaders in the field thus offering a unique platform providing excellent talent development and career opportunities.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 7 August 2020
Unit: DTU Chemical Eng.
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday August 7th, 2020

Novo Nordisk Foundation PhD student in Pilot-Scale Two-Stage Fermentation for the Production of ρ-coumaric Acid

DTU Chemical Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark invites applications for a position as a PhD student in a project entitled Pilot-scale two-stage fermentation for the production of ρ-coumaric acid.

The position is part of the FBM Initiative, which is funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.The FBM Initiative is a collaboration between DTU Chemical Engineering, DTU Bioengineering, and the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability. It offers research-based education in Fermentation Based Biomanufacturing for Master- and PhD- students, and professionals. 
This position will be hosted at DTU Chemical Engineering and is one of seven PhD student positions available for the FBM PhD program this year.

This position will be placed in DTU Chemical Engineering, PROSYS section working with process modelling and design, with a particular focus on bioprocesses. The section has a total staff of approx. 70, of which 11 are faculty.

Responsibilities and tasks
The purpose of this project is to further explore the generic concept of two-stage fermentation for chemical production. In this project the concept will be extended by implementation of integrated product recovery, so as to overcome toxicity limits which currently restrict scale-up. ρ-coumaric acid will be used as a test product. In this project you will: 

  • Develop a suitably stable production host for two-stage operation
  • Evaluate the limits to operation (and compare with a suitable economic model)
  • Develop a suitable downstream recovery process, overcoming the toxicity limit
  • Test the concept at pilot scale
While the project is primarily based at DTU Chemical Engineering (Prof John M Woodley), it will involve close collaboration with DTU Biosustain (Prof Alex Toftgaard Nielsen) and CysBio ApS.

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

We are looking for a candidate with a solid background in:
 
  • Small-molecule downstream product recovery 
  • Bioprocess scale-up
  • Practical fermentation and molecular biology
We expect that you are an efficient team worker, have good communication skills, and have a critical approach to the 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 Professor John M Woodley 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 Professor John M Woodley, jw@kt.dtu.dk or +45 4525 2885.

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

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 7 August 2020 (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 Fermentation Based Biomanufacturing (FBM) Initiative was founded as a response to the biotech industry’s increasing demand for specialized expertise in the fermentation area. Cutting-edge research, covering all aspects from fundamental physiology of production organisms/cell factories, synthetic biology and metabolic engineering, to scale-up process technology and downstream processing, provides the basis for the specialized FBM Education. The educational activities are developed in close dialogue with industry partners. The FBM Initiative at DTU educates top-candidates at MSc and PhD level, and provides research-based expertise for the biotechnological, chemical, and pharmaceutical fermentation based biomanufacturing industry.

The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (DTU Chemical Engineering) conducts research, educates future chemical engineers and provides scientific advice and innovation. The department works across all the core areas of chemical and biochemical engineering, including process modelling and control, bioprocess engineering, thermodynamics, catalysis, product engineering and pilot scale testing of new equipment, processes and products. The department has extensive collaboration with national and international companies. DTU Chemical Engineering has approximately 230 employees, of which 2/3 are scientific staff. The department is located at DTU Lyngby Campus, just North of Copenhagen.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 7 August 2020
Unit: DTU Chemical Eng.
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday August 7th, 2020

PhD student in Intracellular Metabolites as Fermentation Indicators (IMFI)

The department DTU Bioengineering at the Technical University of Denmark invites applications for a position as a PhD student in Intracellular Metabolites as Fermentation Indicators (IMFI). The position is part of the FBM Initiative, which is funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The FBM Initiative is a collaboration between DTU Chemical Engineering, DTU Bioengineering, and the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability. It offers research-based education in Fermentation Based Biomanufacturing for Master- and PhD- students, and professionals.
This position will be hosted at DTU Bioengineering and is one of seven PhD student positions available for the FBM PhD program this year.This position will be placed in the Microbial Signalling and Regulation group, in Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine, section for Microbial and Chemical Ecology. The section is working with applied microbial diversity, evolution and community dynamics by both classical microbiological, genetic and biochemical approaches, and hosts the metabolomics platform where a combination of GC and LC coupled to DAD and QTOF MS/MS is commonly used for analyses of microbial secondary metabolites.

Responsibilities and Tasks
The project is a joint venture between DTU bioengineering, DTU Chemical engineering, and Glycom, a world leading producer of human milk oligosaccharides (HMO) by Escherichia coli  fermentation. The PhD student will develop a pipeline for the extraction and quantification of intracellular metabolites, including nucleotides and secondary messengers from bacteria grown under various physiological conditions. After development the procedure will be implemented at both the DTU Metabolomics platform and at Glycom. For intelligent modulation of the interplay between metabolite fluxes and metabolite concentrations in regulated metabolic pathways, the PhD student will adopt a stochastic (Gillespie) model, designed in the Metabolic Signalling and Regulation Group, to be able to predict the effects of regulatory mutations.

In this project, you will:

    Be part of a large FBM network, and participate in a collaborative environment with participants from Glycom and two institutes at DTU Apply bacterial growth physiology and molecular microbiology to obtain reproducible metabolite concentrations under various conditions  Develop a quenching procedure to stop cellular metabolism and allowing extraction of intracellular metabolitesDevelop an LCMS method for simultaneous quantification of more than 25 intracellular metabolites based upon HILIC separationUse quantification of metabolites for discovering potential metabolic bottlenecks during industrial production of HMOUse adaptive laboratory evolution to identify mutations that relieve strains from stress due to metabolic dysregulation or bottlenecksAdopt a stochastic model for use in simulation of regulated pathways

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 microbiology Programming in Matlab or similar programs

We will prefer a candidate with skills in one or several of the following areas:

    Quantification of metabolites by LCMSRegulation of gene expressionQuenching of microbial cells  Adaptive laboratory evolution

We expect that you are an efficient team worker, have good communication skills, and have a critical approach to the 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 programs at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study program, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Mogens Kilstrup 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 Mogens Kilstrup, mki@bio.dtu.dk, or +45 21138815.

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

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 7 August 2020 (23:59 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 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 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 Fermentation Based Biomanufacturing (FBM) Initiative was founded as a response to the biotech industry’s increasing demand for specialized expertise in the fermentation area. Cutting-edge research, covering all aspects from fundamental physiology of production organisms/cell factories, synthetic biology and metabolic engineering, to scale-up process technology and downstream processing, provides the basis for the specialized FBM Education. The educational activities are developed in close dialogue with industry partners.
The FBM Initiative at DTU educates top-candidates at MSc and PhD level, and provides research-based expertise for the biotechnological, chemical, and pharmaceutical fermentation based biomanufacturing industry.

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 2020. The department is located at DTU Lyngby Campus.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 7 August 2020
Unit: DTU Bioengineering
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday August 7th, 2020

PhD student in Engineering feedback regulation for recombinant protein production

The department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine at the Technical University of Denmark invites applications for a position as a PhD student working on “Design and engineering of gene regulation systems in the budding yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae.”

The position is part of the FBM Initiative, which is funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The FBM Initiative is a collaboration between the DTU departments of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering), and the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain). It offers research-based education in Fermentation Based Biomanufacturing for Master- and PhD- students, and professionals.

This position will be hosted at DTU Bioengineering and DTU Biosustain and is one of seven PhD student positions available for the FBM PhD program this year.

This position will be placed in DTU Bioengineering, section of Synthetic Biology in the group of Fungal Systems Biology. The Synthetic Biology section has a strong focus in genetic engineering techniques in filamentous fungi as well as conventional and nonconventional yeasts. The section research spans synthetic biology, bioreactor cultivations for quantitative physiology, regulation engineering, protein production, and discovery of bioactive compounds. The section has a total of 45 staff, 9 of which are faculty.

Responsibilities and Tasks
Through the application of synthetic biology and state-of-the-art fermentation technology, the successful candidate will engineer novel feedback regulation for protein production in the budding yeast S. cerevisiae. Related to this, the following project aims will be pursued:

  • Design of DNA constructs to be used in the regulation of heterologous protein production
  • Implementation and testing of designed regulatory circuits in a model protein production strain of S. cerevisiae using micro-fermentations and controlled bioreactors at the 1 L scale.
  • Analysis and asessement of expression data for specific genes and genome-wide transcriptomics and mass spec proteomics.

The successful candidate will conduct their project in a collaboration between DTU Bioengineering, DTU Biosustain, and industrial partner Enduro Genetics.

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:

  • Experimental molecular biology
  • Genetic engineering and synthetic biology techniques
  • Cell cultivation and fermentation technology
  • DNA sequence analysis and design of DNA constructs

We expect that you are an efficient team worker, have good communication skills, and have a critical approach to the 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 programs at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study program, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Christopher Workman and Michael Krogh Jensen 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 Christopher Workman, cwor@dtu.dk, or +45 2365 2618.

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

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 7 August 2020 (23:59 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 Fermentation Based Biomanufacturing (FBM) Initiative was founded as a response to the biotech industry’s increasing demand for specialized expertise in the fermentation area. Cutting-edge research, covering all aspects from fundamental physiology of production organisms/cell factories, synthetic biology and metabolic engineering, to scale-up process technology and downstream processing, provides the basis for the specialized FBM Education. The educational activities are developed in close dialogue with industry partners.

The FBM Initiative at DTU educates top-candidates at MSc and PhD level, and provides research-based expertise for the biotechnological, chemical, and pharmaceutical fermentation based biomanufacturing industry.

The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) conducts research, educates future bio-engineers, provides scientific advice and innovation 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 are scientific staff. The department is located at DTU Lyngby Campus.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 7 August 2020
Unit: DTU Bioengineering
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday August 7th, 2020

PhD student in Development of advanced co-cultivation systems for an improved fermentation performance of complex substrates

DTU Biosustain at the Technical University of Denmark invites applications for a position as a PhD student in Development of advanced co-cultivation systems for an improved fermentation performance of complex substrates.

The position is part of the FBM Initiative, which is funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

The FBM Initiative is a collaboration between DTU Chemical Engineering, DTU Bioengineering, and the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability. It offers research-based education in Fermentation Based Biomanufacturing for Master- and PhD- students, and professionals. This position will be hosted at DTU Biosustain and is one of seven PhD student positions available for the FBM PhD program this year.

This position will be placed in the Biomass Conversion and Bioprocess Technology (BCBT) group at DTU Biosustain. The BCBT group works on the development of new, efficient and sustainable process technologies that can accelerate the development of a bio-economy. The group´s research relates chemical engineering and biotechnology tools including aspects such as biomass pretreatment, fermentation, evolutionary engineering and co-cultivation of microbial strains, downstream process and techno‐economic assessment. More information about the group is available at https://www.bcbtgroup.com.

Responsibilities and tasks

    This project aims to develop a new fermentation strategy using co-cultivation of microrganisms for an improved conversion of carbon sources from complex substrates. The PhD student will be expected to be develop research activities such as adaptive laboratory evolution and metabolic engineering of microbial strains, fermentation, microbial physiology and process optimization. The PhD student will be expected to familiarize her/himself with relevant background literature and disseminate the acquired knowledge to other group members through seminars and/or study groups.The PhD student will be expected to write scientific papers and present her/his results at national/international scientific conferences;The PhD student will be expected to act in the supervision of MSc and BSc students.

Qualifications

    Candidates should have a Master's degree in Biotechnology or similar area (Biological Engineering, Biochemistry, etc.,) A strong interest in bioprocesses using renewable feedstock (lignocellulosic biomass) as carbon source. Laboratory experience with fermentation and cell factory engineeringEfficient team worker and critical approach to formulating and testing hypothesesExcellent communication skills, fluent written and spoken EnglishTalent for scientific writingAbility to work independently and meet the deadlinesThe ideal candidate is proud to deliver consistent results and is a fast learner

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 programs at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study program, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by the Group Leader, Dr. Solange I. Mussatto 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 about this position may be obtained from Dr. Solange I. Mussatto (Head of the BCBT group), e-mail: smussatto@biosustain.dtu.dk. 

You can read more about the BCBT group at www.bcbtgroup.com.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 7 August 2020 (23:59 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 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 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 Fermentation Based Biomanufacturing (FBM) Initiative was founded as a response to the biotech industry’s increasing demand for specialized expertise in the fermentation area. Cutting-edge research, covering all aspects from fundamental physiology of production organisms/cell factories, synthetic biology and metabolic engineering, to scale-up process technology and downstream processing, provides the basis for the specialized FBM Education. The educational activities are developed in close dialogue with industry partners.
The FBM Initiative at DTU educates top-level candidates at MSc and PhD level, and provides research-based expertise for the biotechnological, chemical, and pharmaceutical fermentation based biomanufacturing industry.

DTU Biosustain is an International Research Center at the Technical University of Denmark. The center conducts interdisciplinary research with the purpose of developing new knowledge and technologies that can support a more sustainable production of bio-chemicals using microbial production hosts. The Center’s activities are a balanced mix of basic and translational research, complemented by an emphasis on business development to facilitate commercialization of new cell factories and process technologies. Impact on society by innovation has a high priority and the Center collaborates worldwide with biotech companies and chemical industries to facilitate the dissemination and exploitation of its results. Additional information can be found at www.biosustain.dtu.dk.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 7 August 2020
Unit: Center for Biosustainability
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday August 7th, 2020

PhD student in Strategies and tools to select E. coli fermenterphiles for industrial application

The department Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU-Biosustain) at the Technical University of Denmark invites applications for a position as a PhD student in Strategies and tools to select E. coli fermenterphiles for industrial application.

The position is part of the FBM Initiative, which is funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

The FBM Initiative is a collaboration between DTU Chemical Engineering, DTU Bioengineering, and the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability. It offers research-based education in Fermentation Based Biomanufacturing for Master- and PhD- students, and professionals.
This position will be hosted at Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability and is one of seven PhD student positions available for the FBM PhD program this year.

This position will be placed at DTU-Biosustain, in the applied research group for High Density Physiology at the section of Translational Research, working with an aim towards bridging the gap between academic metabolic engineering projects from cell factories and their commercial application. We aim at establishment and integration of a whole workflow, from synthetic biology through genetic engineering, bench-scale fermentations and scale-up process design towards gate milestone driven project and process development until successful release into the market. The section has a total staff of approx. 30 employees, comprising of a highly motivated team of Engineers, Scientists and Technicians to tackle this challenging task. This project is happening in partnership with Dr. Gerd Seibold of DTU Bioengineering and Dr. Helena Junicke of DTU Chemical Engineering.

Responsibilities and tasks
Scale-up of bioprocesses rely heavily on selecting appropriate “fermenterphiles”, i.e.  robust production organisms that can show minor or no changes in the key process parameters at different cultivation scales. This PhD project aims to design and validate a fermenterphile strain based on Escherichia coli, a common production micro-organism for bio-based commodity chemicals (e.g. 1,4-BDO, 1,3-PDO, Succinic Acid). While E. coli is a well-studied microorganism, there exists a gap in understanding and engineering the production strain to be scale-independent, i.e. able to handle the inhomogeneous environment with chemical (pH, nutrient and dissolved oxygen) and physical (pressure, viscosity and temperature) gradients in a large-scale bioreactor.

Therefore, in this project, to engineer strains with scale-insensitive phenotype, you will

    Develop suitable tools such as small-scale scale-down bioreactors to mimic the spatial heterogeneity of large-scale industrial bioreactorsAdvance the knowledge of dynamic metabolic and transcriptional responses of E. coli in a large-scale fermentation using scale-down bioreactor modelsExpand the adaptive laboratory evolutionary methods to adapt the strains to the constant changing conditions0Derive a design to construct an improved and robust E. coli production strain

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 metabolic network and metabolismQuantitative microbial physiologyBioprocess design principles and its application in bioprocess developmentBioreactor design and constructionDesign and running of batch, fed-batch and continuous fermentationsPerforming isotope labeled tracer experimentsPerforming isotopically non-stationary 13C metabolic flux analysis (INST-MFA)Strategies and methods to scale-up and scale-down of high-cell-density microbial fermentationsRapid sampling and quenching methods to analyze intracellular metabolites Analytical methods to measure intracellular metabolites using GCMS/LCMSHPLC based analytical methods to measure metabolitesMethods to analyze RNA using Next Generation Sequencing techniques Methods and experience in performing adaptive laboratory evolutionData analysis and modelling software (Python, Copasi, Matlab etc…)Black-box modelling, Stoichiometric modelling and Bioreactor modellingMathematical modelling, especially computational fluid dynamics Project management Scientific writing and communication in English

We expect that you are an efficient team worker, have good communication skills fluent in English, and have a critical approach to the formulation and testing of hypotheses. You are driven by a sustainable mindset and want to make a difference. 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 programs at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study program, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Suresh Sudarsan and the collaborating scientists 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 Suresh Sudarsan, sursud@biosustain.dtu.dk or +45 93511777.

You can read more about DTU Biosustain at www.biosustain.dtu.dk.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 7 August 2020 (23:59 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 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 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 Fermentation Based Biomanufacturing (FBM) Initiative was founded as a response to the biotech industry’s increasing demand for specialized expertise in the fermentation area. Cutting-edge research, covering all aspects from fundamental physiology of production organisms/cell factories, synthetic biology and metabolic engineering, to scale-up process technology and downstream processing, provides the basis for the specialized FBM Education. The educational activities are developed in close dialogue with industry partners.

The FBM Initiative at DTU educates top-level candidates at MSc and PhD level, and provides research-based expertise for the biotechnological, chemical, and pharmaceutical fermentation based biomanufacturing industry.

The Department of DTU-Biosustain is located at DTU Lyngby campus. The center has established a world-class environment for research into the design and development of cell factories and new bio-industrial production methods. The goal is to further increase its socio-economic impact by developing microbial strains to significantly improve bio-sustainability. The center has approx. over 300 employees and aims to push the boundaries of existing knowledge in the field of biotechnology. Biotechnology will be a key element in the green transition, and thus, the center is a good example to promote sustainable products and processes in Denmark.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 7 August 2020
Unit: Center for Biosustainability
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday August 7th, 2020