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Four PhDs/Postdocs in Computational Biology of Childhood Cancer

DTU Health Tech is seeking several PhDs and full-time postdocs for the Disease Data Intelligence group headed by associate professor Ramneek Gupta, to work in close collaboration with professor Kjeld Schmiegelow’s childhood oncology group and the Department of Clinical Genetics at Rigshospitalet. The collaboration further extends to clinical and research groups in Lund, Sweden, as part of the EU inter-regional cooperation effort iCOPE (Interregional Childhood Oncology Precision medicine Exploration).

The Disease Data Intelligence group at DTU is part of the Section of Bioinformatics at the department that houses seven internationally-diverse research groups in an open collaboratory atmosphere, and continuing synergy with other research groups at DTU. The Section has priority access to a large life-sciences dedicated supercomputer and co-develops the bioinformatics environment on this platform. All PhD studies at the Section are in English, and there is a strong emphasis on internationalisation for Danish PhDs including an expectation to present at international conferences and workshops.

The childhood oncology center at Rigshospitalet is the largest of its kind in the Nordic/Baltic region, and includes a research lab that addresses cancer etiology, tumor biology, pharmacology of anticancer agents, toxicology, psychosocial aspects/rehabilitation, and clinical trials.

Responsibilities and tasks 
A multitude of data is being rapidly gathered on children with cancer, including germline whole genome sequencing, tumour mutations and gene expression, as well as blood biochemistry and drug measurements to complement precise and longitudinal clinical phenotyping. For subsets of patients this also includes gene methylation, gut microbiome and single-cell sequencing. Responsibilities in these positions are to advance our research in translational oncology from the molecular basis of disease and clinical interpretation of germline and tumour genetics to prediction of treatment outcome and toxicities, and ultimately guidance of therapy. The current recruitment will address, amongst others, the following areas: 

  • The germline-somatic continuum of childhood cancer: impact on tumorigenesis, disease prognosis and treatment outcome and toxicities
  • Clonal heterogeneity and tumour evolution
  • Clinical interpretation of actionable germline and somatic variants
  • Prioritisation of genomic variants of unknown significance
  • Functional landscape of sequence and structural variants
  • Mapping of disease oligoclonality at diagnosis and during therapy
  • Pharmacogenetic alterations, DNA repair pathways and treatment response
  • Machine learning on treatment efficacy and toxicities in groups of patients (tumour expression, tumor mutational signatures, predisposition variants, epigenetic alterations) 
Candidates will be computational biologists with strong communication and interpersonal skills to liaise with biologists and clinicians. Supervision will be available in computational biology, disease and treatment clinical aspects and clinical genetics, to facilitate candidates independently driving their research areas.

The position is based at DTU with some time spent at the childhood oncology research groups at Rigshospitalet to enhance translational research, and up to 25% at clinical and research facilities in Lund, which are the Swedish cooperative partners on the iCOPE Project.

Qualifications
Candidates should be able to exhibit the following personal and professional qualifications: 
  • Comfortable at the UNIX command-line and basic data manipulation
  • Programming in R and perl, python or similar
  • Database skills and experience with high-performance computing are an advantage
  • Experience in clinical or disease areas is an advantage, as is experience with handling and interpreting complex data
  • An active interest in solving life sciences problems, and an aptitude for biology
  • Strong written and spoken level of English
  • You enjoy teaching, and helping colleagues with your skills and knowledge
  • You enjoy working with complex topics
  • You are motivated by both individual and team accomplishments
  • Flexibility and self-motivation are desired skills at DTU
In addition, candidates will need the following qualifications:

For Postdoc positions:
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent in Bioinformatics or Clinical/Life Sciences. A PhD degree in Computer Science can also be considered if coupled with research experience in life sciences.

For PhD positions:
Candidates should have a master’s degree in bioinformatics, life sciences, computer science, engineering, or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineering.

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 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, starting from 1 April 2019, or as soon as possible hereafter. 

You can read more about 
career paths at DTU here.   

Further information 
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Ramneek Gupta, +45 2173 9942, ramg@dtu.dk or Professor Kjeld Schmiegelow +45 3545 4266, kjeld.schmiegelow@regionh.dk.  

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

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 11 March 2019 (local time).   Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 
  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • For PhD candidates: Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
  • For postdoctoral candidates: List of publications
PhD 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.

The Department of Health Technology (DTU Health Tech) is a newly established international research department with around 400 employees as well as guests and students from both home and abroad. DTU Health Tech is an interdisciplinary department that combines the fields of computer science, physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics to allow researchers to find new ways of innovating the technologies of the future. Three academic divisions, Biopharma, Imaging & Biosensors and Digital Health & Biological Modelling, provide the department a broad and interdisciplinary focus in research, innovation and education. Our aim is to become a world-class research platform capable of fostering new technology and new solutions that can improve the quality of patient care and public health and well-being.    

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

 

 


Deadline: 11 March 2019
Unit: DTU Health Technology
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday March 11th, 2019

Postdoc in Formal Methods and IoT

DTU Compute’s Sections for Formal Methods and for Embedded Systems Engineering, invite applications for an appointment as postdoc for 2 years within the area of formal methods and IoT security. The position is full-time starting as soon as possible, according to mutual agreement.

The aim of the new position is to expand the department’s research in the areas of formal methods, IoT security, and secure-by-design software development.

Responsibilities and tasks
The candidate will expand and contribute to the sections’ research activities in the above mentioned areas, in particular within the H2020 project CyberSec4Europe, that aims at establishing and operating a pilot for a Cybersecurity Competence Network to develop and implement a common Cybersecurity Research & Innovation Roadmap for Europe.

We expect that the candidate will be able to contribute to
 

  • Identifying challenges to early stages of the development of secure software for IoT/cloud/fog/edge platforms.
  • Investigate formal methods techniques to support secure-by-design software development for IoT/cloud/fog/edge.
Qualifications 
  • A completed or close-to-completion Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or similar disciplines is required
  • Research background in at least one of the following areas: security and privacy, formal methods, distributed systems (IoT/cloud/fog/edge), software engineering
  • Publication record in reputable venues in the above areas
  • Experience in collaborative research projects
  • Excellent English skills
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
For further information please contact Alberto Lluch Lafuente, albl@dtu.dk, Head of the Section for Formal methods and Associate Professor, or Nicola Dragoni, ndra@dtu.dk, Associate Professor in Embedded Systems Engineering.

You can read more about DTU Compute at
www.compute.dtu.dk.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 30 April 2019 (local time)Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:  
  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • Ph.D. dissertation (if completed and not publicly available)
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 Compute has a total staff of 400 including 100 faculty members and 130 Ph.D. students. We offer introductory courses in mathematics, statistics, and computer science to all engineering programmes at DTU and specialised courses to the mathematics, computer science, and other programmes. We offer continuing education courses and scientific advice within our research disciplines, and provide a portfolio of innovation activities for students and employees.

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

Deadline: 30 April 2019
Unit: DTU Compute
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Tuesday April 30th, 2019

Postdoc in Formal Methods and Security Intelligence

DTU Compute’s Sections for Formal Methods and for Cyber Security, invite applications for an appointment as postdoc for 2 years within the area of formal methods and security intelligence. The position is full-time starting as soon as possible, according to mutual agreement.

The aim of the new position is to expand the department’s research in the areas of formal methods, security intelligence, privacy, and secure-by-design software development.

Responsibilities and tasks
The candidate will expand and contribute to the sections’ research activities in the above mentioned areas, in particular within the H2020 project CyberSec4Europe, that aims at establishing and operating a pilot for a Cybersecurity Competence Network to develop and implement a common Cybersecurity Research & Innovation Roadmap for Europe.

We expect that the candidate will be able to contribute to
 

  • Identify challenges to the development of privacy-preserving security intelligence software (i.e. software based on artificial intelligence, machine learning and data analytics for threat detection).
  • Investigate formal methods techniques to support privacy-preserving security intelligence software.
Qualifications
  • A completed or close-to-completion Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or similar disciplines is required
  • Research background in at least one of the following areas: security and privacy, formal methods, applications of ML/AI to security and privacy, security intelligence
  • Publication record in reputable venues in the above areas
  • Experience in collaborative research projects
  • Excellent English skills
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
For further information please contact Alberto Lluch Lafuente, albl@dtu.dk, Head of the Section for Formal Methods and Associate Professor, or Christian D. Jensen, cdje@dtu.dk, Head of the section for Cyber Security.

You can read more about DTU Compute at
www.compute.dtu.dk.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 30 April 2019 (local time)Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:  
  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • Ph.D. dissertation (if completed and not publicly available)
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 Compute has a total staff of 400 including 100 faculty members and 130 Ph.D. students. We offer introductory courses in mathematics, statistics, and computer science to all engineering programmes at DTU and specialised courses to the mathematics, computer science, and other programmes. We offer continuing education courses and scientific advice within our research disciplines, and provide a portfolio of innovation activities for students and employees.

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

Deadline: 30 April 2019
Unit: DTU Compute
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Tuesday April 30th, 2019

Postdoc in Biophysical Studies of Protein Aggregation and Phase Separation

The newly established research group of Prof. Alexander K. Buell (start April 2019) at DTU Bioengineering is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow, to start as soon as possible. Our research group will be situated within the section of Protein Chemistry and Enzyme Technology, where world-leading expertise in protein chemistry and structural biology is concentrated. Our laboratory performs cutting edge experimental research in the field of protein and peptide self-assembly and aggregation. The applied methods include protein engineering as well as various spectroscopy, scattering, biosensing and microfluidics techniques and we work on a wide variety of proteins, from simple model systems to disease-related proteins. The overall aim of our research is to achieve a profound mechanistic understanding of protein and peptide assembly into ordered (fibrillar, crystalline) and disorderd (amorphous, liquid droplet) condensed phases and of the physico-chemical factors that drive it. To achieve these goals, we also collaborate with structural, computational and medical biologists. The motivation behind our research is to enable rational control of such assembly processes in the context of human disorders, protein biotechnology as well as in the creation of novel types of functional biomaterials.

 
Research project

Liquid-liquid phase separation of proteins and the formation of membrane-less organelles are increasingly recognised as important phenomena involved in the regulation of key cellular processes in space and time. The postdoctoral fellow will study these phenomena by creating non-equilibrium scenarios within microfluidic devices that mimic their biological counterparts and bridge the gap between traditional test tube experiments and experiments within living systems. In particular, an important aim will also be to establish the link between functional phase separation and deleterious aggregation of proteins.

 
Responsibilities and tasks

The successful candidate will contribute to the establishment of a new line of research in the laboratory, the study of biologically relevant liquid-liquid phase separation. The tasks consist in producing and purifying several different proteins that have been found to phase separate in vitro and in vivo. The candidate will then go on to study the phase separation behaviour inside microfluidic devices, which he or she will be designing, producing and operating. Further tasks will include:

  • Assistance in and involvement with other research projects and topics in the group
  • Help with the supervision of PhD students
  • Taking responsibility for the functioning of research equipment
  • Experimental design, data analysis, writing of scientific articles and presentations at conferences

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent in molecular biology, biophysics or related fields. The successful candidate should:

  • Have a documented track record in protein technology (expression and purification of recombinant proteins from different expression systems)
  • Be interested in the quantitative study of biomolecular systems in vitro
  • Be highly motivated to drive a challenging research project
  • Feel comfortable in an interdisciplinary research environment
  • Thrive in a collaborative environment of mutual support and encouragement
  • Have a strong track record in the generation, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of scientific results (as demonstrated by publications, oral presentations outreach)
  • Have experience (or the willingness to aquire it) in protein biophysics

Experience in the fabrication and operation of microfluidic devices is desirable but not a definitive requirement.

 
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 Prof. Alexander K. Buell.

 
Presently to be contacted through: alexander.buell@hhu.de
 
 

You can read more about the Department of Bioengineering at DTU at: http://www.bioengineering.dtu.dk/english

 
Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 31 March 2019 (24:00 local time)

 

To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 referees

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.

The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) addresses challenges of societal and scientific importance within biotechnology, biomedicine, food technology and human health. The department is based on both basic and applied research and employs tools from biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, cellular biology, immunology, microbial ecology and physiology, bioinformatics and bio-engineering. 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. 180 employees, of which 2/3 is scientific staff. The department is located at DTU Lyngby Campus.

 

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

Deadline: 31 March 2019
Unit: DTU Bioengineering
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Sunday March 31st, 2019

PhD Scholarship in the High Throughput Exploration of the Sequence-dependence of Protein Aggregation

The newly established research group of Prof. Alexander K. Buell (start April 2019) at DTU Bioengineering is recruiting a PhD student, to start as soon as possible. Our research group will be situated within the section of Protein Chemistry and Enzyme Technology, where world-leading expertise in protein chemistry and structural biology is concentrated. Our laboratory performs cutting edge experimental research in the field of protein and peptide self-assembly and aggregation.

The applied methods include protein engineering as well as various spectroscopy, scattering, biosensing and microfluidics techniques and we work on a wide variety of proteins, from simple model systems to disease-related proteins.

The overall aim of our research is to achieve a profound mechanistic understanding of protein and peptide assembly into ordered (fibrillar, crystalline) and disorderd (amorphous, liquid droplet) condensed phases and of the physico-chemical factors that drive it. To achieve these goals, we also collaborate with structural, computational and medical biologists. The motivation behind our research is to enable rational control of such assembly processes in the context of human disorders, protein biotechnology as well as in the creation of novel types of functional biomaterials.

 
Research project

Despite much effort, it is still not possible to quantitatively predict the effect of changes in amino acid sequence on the kinetics and thermodynamics of the individual mechanistic steps of protein aggregation into amyloid fibrils. The aim of this project is to use a combination of high throughput experimental approaches in protein engineering, protein production and their biophysical characterisation in order to explore the sequence space of protein aggregation at a much larger scale than what has previously been possible.

 
Responsibilities and tasks

The successful candidate will establish the workflow for the production and biophysical characterisation of sequence variants of amyloid fibril forming proteins at high throughput.

The candidate will also take responsibility in the maintenance of research equipment, in the supervision of Bachelor and Master thesis projects and in other teaching activities.

 

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 either Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Biology, Biotechnology or a related field, and should ideally have carried out an experimental Master’s thesis, where he/she has gained experience with recombinant protein technology. However, excellent candidates with theoretical/computational research experience can also be considered.

The successful candidate should in addition:
  • Be interested in the quantitative study of biomolecular systems in vitro and the analysis of large data sets
  • Have an excellent academic track record and be highly motivated to work on a challenging research project
  • Feel comfortable in an interdisciplinary research environment
  • Thrive in a collaborative environment of mutual support and encouragement
Approval and Enrolment

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

 

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

 
Salary and appointment terms

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

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

Further information may be obtained from Prof. Alexander K. Buell.

 
Presently to be contacted through: alexander.buell@hhu.de
 
 

You can read more about the Department of Bioengineering at DTU at: http://www.bioengineering.dtu.dk/english

 
Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 31 March 2019 (local time)

 

To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English:

  • 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)
  • Names and contact details of 2 academic referees

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 Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) addresses challenges of societal and scientific importance within biotechnology, biomedicine, food technology and human health. The department is based on both basic and applied research and employs tools from biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, cellular biology, immunology, microbial ecology and physiology, bioinformatics and bio-engineering. 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. 180 employees, of which 2/3 is scientific staff. The department is located at DTU Lyngby Campus.

 

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

Deadline: 31 March 2019
Unit: DTU Bioengineering
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Sunday March 31st, 2019

Postdoc in Genetic Engineering of Filamentous Fungi

Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine is a major Danish research and teaching department in the field of systems biology and is involved in a wide range of research activities within its field.

We are seeking an ambitious postdoc with a documented history of scientific excellence to be affiliated with the Eukaryotic Molecular Cell Biology. The candidate will be part of a larger project DIVERSIFY that includes River Stone, Novozymes and Novo Nordisk as industrial partners.
The position is funded by a grant from the Innovation Fund Denmark.

Responsibilities and tasks 
Fungi are of large economic importance due to their widespread application in industry and their natural capabilities as highly efficient cell factories. In particular as producers of industrial enzymes and medically relevant metabolites. Recently the genetic tools for engineering model filamentous fungi have been greatly improved and one important purpose of this project is to transfer these technologies to an array of other fungi.

The goal is to provide a simple system that allows for heterologous expression of genes in a large library of different fungal species. The candidate will be part of a larger project DIVERSIFY that also focus on yeast species. DIVERSIFY includes River Stone, Novozymes and Novo Nordisk as industrial partners.

This postdoctoral position offers the unique opportunity to work in a dedicated team of PhD students. The postdoc’s main tasks will be: 

  • Improving fungal heterologous production of enzymes and secondary metabolites.
  • Responsible for daily management of the project in collaboration with the PI.
  • Co-supervision of one or more PhD students
  • Teaching activities under the course portfolio of the Department

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent.

The successful candidate should have experience with several of the following:

  • Writing publications for leading journals in the field
  • Fungal molecular biology and genetic engineering based on USER cloning
  • Solid experience with genetic engineering of filamentous
  • Characterization of filamentous fungiProtein and secondary metabolite extractions
  • Enzymatic assays
  • Analysis of secondary metabolite profiles

It would furthermore be advantageous, but not essential, for the candidate to have knowledge of, or experience with the following:

  • Experience with industrial collaborations
  • Supervision of students
  • Management of multiple projects
  • Robotics for PCR, vector design, or strain construction

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

 
Salary and terms of employment

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.


The position will start as soon as possible and terminate 14 March 2021.

Further information 
Further information may be obtained from Professor Uffe Hasbro Mortensen (um@bio.dtu.dk).

You can read more about Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine and the research groups at www.bioengineering.dtu.dk


Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 6 March 2019 (local time).


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

  • 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.

The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) addresses challenges of societal and scientific importance within biotechnology, biomedicine, food technology and human health. The department is based on both basic and applied research and employs tools from biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, cellular biology, immunology, microbial ecology and physiology, bioinformatics and bio-engineering. 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. 180 employees, of which 2/3 is scientific staff. The department is located at DTU Lyngby Campus.

 

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

Deadline: 6 March 2019
Unit: DTU Bioengineering
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Wednesday March 6th, 2019

Postdoc in Electrical Design and Optimization of Wind based Hybrid Power Plants

The Department of Wind Energy in the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Wind Energy) is seeking a Postdoc in Optimization and Integration of Hybrid Power Plants for the Integration and Planning Section (INP). You will be part of a highly international team carrying out research in wind power integration and control, where the working language is English.

 

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

 

The candidate is expected to contribute to the development of DTU Wind Energy wind farm optimization tool called TopFarm. It will contribute with development and implementation of optimization methods for electrical infrastructure design and optimal component sizing in wind based hybrid power plants.

 
Responsibilities and tasks

Reducing the cost of energy is the main driver of development in RES technologies today. One approach is to make better use of the electrical infrastructure, either by optimizing its sizing and layout, or by combining it with other RES like solar PV and storage. The market for wind, solar and storage based utility-scale hybrid power plant is developing all over the world. The benefit of combining different energy technologies lies in optimal utilization of electrical infrastructure to increase capacity factor and minimize cost of energy. Benefit of adding storage lies in maximizing profit from energy market by optimal shifting of energy dispatch. However, challenge lies in development of optimal siting and sizing methods, and optimal electrical infrastructure design methods.

 

As a postdoc, you are expected to work with optimal design of wind based hybrid power plants

  • Optimal sizing of wind, solar and storage technology for minimizing cost and maximizing profit
  • Optimal electrical infrastructure design especially collection system design inside a large wind/hybrid power plant

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science (with knowledge in power systems / wind energy / renewable energy).

 
Further Qualifications
  • Documented in-depth knowledge about mathematical and heuristic optimization methods, with applications in electric power systems.
  • Understanding of optimization under uncertain and stochastic environment and network optimization methods will be considered as an advantage.
  • Understanding of power system.
  • Understanding of renewable energy systems especially wind power.
  • Proven programming skills in Matlab and Python.
  • Experience with optimization software like GAMS, CPLEX, AMPL etc.
 Other qualifications
  •  ability to work independently towards the research goals
  • excellent track record of papers in conferences and journals
  • ability to collaborate with other researchers
  • fluency in communicating, reading and writing English
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.

 
Workplace and period of employment:
  • The daily workplace is DTU Risø Campus, Roskilde, Denmark
  • The initial contract is for 1 year
You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
 
Further information

Further information may be obtained from Head of Section Jens Carsten Hansen, +45 4677 5074 or Professor Nicolaos A Cutululis, niac@dtu.dk or Postdoc Kaushik Das, kdas@dtu.dk, click apply.

 

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

 

Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 15 March 2019 (local time)

 

To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English:

  • 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.

 

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

 

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

Deadline: 15 March 2019
Unit: DTU Wind Energy
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday March 15th, 2019

PhD scholarship in Mesoscale Modeling of Future Climate Impacts on VRE Generation and Energy Systems

Decarbonization of the energy system has a major role to play in the mitigation of climate change. However, many components of the energy system, such as wind and solar generation, are weather dependent and thus expected to change themselves in response to future changes in climate. These systems are affected by long-term changes in climate, e.g. by changes in atmospheric circulation, which may affect wind and solar resources and also their variability and likelihoods of extremes events. These impacts will probably both help and hinder mitigation and adaptation efforts, so it is vital they are well understood and incorporated into models.

 

In this project, you will use a mesoscale model to create time series of power-system relevant quantities both 1) forced by reanalysis in the historical period, and 2) by climate model output for future periods forced by various representative concentration pathways. The project will investigate changes in wind and solar resources and how to optimally create time series of wind and solar-relevant parameters for use in energy system studies considering impacts of future climate, also including extreme temperature, which is important for electricity demand.

 

You will be part of a larger project, where VRE (Variable Renewable Energy) generation and demand time series simulations are used to analyze and understand atmospheric patterns that challenge power system adequacy (ensuring sufficient facilities to meet electricity demand at all times) and system balancing and affect interconnection expansion planning.

 
Responsibilities and tasks

In this PhD scholarship we are seeking a candidate with:

  • strong background in mesoscale or regional atmospheric sciences
  • good understanding of climate and atmospheric processes, especially boundary layer meteorology.
In your work, you will:
  • develop, implement and validate the coupling of CMIP5/6 model output and mesoscale models for producing time series of VRE production and other weather-dependent variables
  • understand how future changes in climate influence VRE generation and its spatial and temporal co-variability
  • work closely with other researchers in power and energy system modeling.

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.

 

Preference will be given to degrees in meteorology, atmospheric sciences, applied physics, or closely related disciplines.

 

The candidate should have good foundation in programming with a focus on Python and Fortran languages.  Experience with the Weather, Research & Forecasting (WRF) model or other mesoscale models is a plus.

 

Moreover, we expect the candidate to have a strong interest in wind energy and qualitative research experience. The working language of the project is English and thus the candidate must have suitable skills in both 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.

 
Assessment

The assessment of applicants will be made by 1 May 2019. We expect the position to commence on 1 July 2019.

 

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.

 

Your new place of employment will be along the shores of the Roskilde fjord, at the DTU Risø Campus.

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

Further information may be obtained from Andrea Hahmann (ahah@dtu.dk) or Matti Juhani Koivisto (mkoi@dtu.dk).

 
You can read more about “the Department” at https://www.vindenergi.dtu.dk/english.
 
Application

Please submit your online application no later than 17 March 2019 (local time)

 

To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English:

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

 

Deadline: 17 March 2019
Unit: DTU Wind Energy
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Sunday March 17th, 2019

Postdoc position on the Security and Performance Analysis of IoT Networks

DTU Compute’s Section for Embedded Systems Engineering (ESE) would like to invite applications for a 1-year postdoc position, starting from 1 April 2019.

DTU Compute is an internationally unique academic environment spanning the science disciplines mathematics, statistics and computer science. At the same time, we are an engineering department covering informatics and communication technologies (ICT) in their broadest sense. Finally, we play a major role in addressing the societal challenges of the digital society where ICT is a part of every industry, service, and human endeavour. DTU Compute plays a central role in education at all levels of the engineering programmes at DTU, both in terms of our scientific disciplines and our didactic innovation.

The section on Embedded Systems Engineering (ESE) is one of eleven sections in DTU Compute, consisting of over 10 scientific staff, 5 postdocs and 15 PhD students. ESE has a strong research track record and international collaboration, being involved in several EU and national projects, and with several best-paper awards at prestigious international conferences. ESE has vast experience in the area of methods tools and architectures for distributed real-time dependable embedded systems.

The aim of the new position is to expand the department’s research in the area of methods and tools for the performance analysis, optimization and security related of IoT networks, with a focus on Industrial IoT, i.e., safety-critical real-time networks.

Project Description
Modern real-time and safety-critical applications, like those found in industrial automation, airplanes and aerospace and automotive domains, are more and more depending on the capabilities of a reliable real-time communication network. Their failure or malfunction could cause serious harm to humans, equipment, environment or lead to huge financial losses. Today these systems dramatically increase in size and complexity and will continue to do so in the foreseeable future, e.g., with developments around the Internet of Important Things (IoIT). Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) is an upcoming set of Ethernet standards designed for real-time and safety-critical applications by specifying new flow control mechanisms. However, with the complexity and coexistence of different form of service mechanisms, the performance and schedulability analysis, and the computation of tight upper bounds on network traversal times are becoming a crucial industrial need and challenge to help with a fined-grained configuration.

We develop methods and tools (which requires developing complex software) for the analysis and optimization of mixed-criticality systems. We would like to continue the work we have done so far in the 
EMC2 and ENABLE-S3 projects. We have addressed Ethernet-based protocols, such as TTEthernet and TSN, which are well suited for mixed-criticality applications. We did some preliminary work developing methods and tools for the performance and security analysis of TTEthernet and TSN networks used to transmit mixed-criticality messages.

Responsibilities and tasks
The project has two parts, one practical and one theoretical. For the practical part, the aim is to contribute to the goal of creating greater strategic awareness of IoT security from the management level and downwards in Danish business, and to upgrading companies both commercially, organizationally and technically for strategic and commercial exploitation of IoT security. Hence, the postdoc should contribute to the following tasks: 

  • Development of a screening method and tool on IoT security for companies;
  • Contact the relevant Danish companies and the screening tool to measure the competencies and maturity of companies in IoT security.
For the theoretical part, the goal is to provide formal network performance analysis methods to improve TSN network computation and help in the automatic reconfiguration for interconnected safety-critical industrial systems. The postdoc should perform the following tasks:
  • Fill the gap of timing analysis research based on formal performance analysis methods in the coexistence possibilities of the time-triggered shaper and various event-triggered shapers in TSN networks;
  • Implement a prototype of automatic reconfiguration integration with formal analysis-based reliable verification able to reduce the time spent for TSN network fined-grained reconfiguration;
In addition, there will be an opportunity to do teaching at the master’s level; the position may also involve handling administrative tasks to a limited extent.

Qualifications
 
  • Ph.D. in computer science, computer engineering, communication systems or similar, is required;
  • Demonstrate the ability to using formal analysis method (e.g. network calculus);
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop complex software;
  • Experience in developing domain-specific languages;
  • Teaching experience in related subjects will be a plus;
  • Participation in academic collaborations in relevant areas;
  • Relevant publication track record.
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 1 year.

The position is full-time starting 1April 2019 or as soon as possible according to mutual agreement.

You can read more about
career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information concerning the project and the application is available by contacting Professor Paul Pop, paupo@dtu.dk or Associate Professor Nicola Dragoni, ndra@dtu.dk.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 5 March 2019 (local time)To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English: 
  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • An example publication where you were the main author
  • A link to an example software project developed by you
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 Compute has a total staff of 400 including 100 faculty members and 130 Ph.D. students. We offer introductory courses in mathematics, statistics, and computer science to all engineering programmes at DTU and specialised courses to the mathematics, computer science, and other programmes. We offer continuing education courses and scientific advice within our research disciplines, and provide a portfolio of innovation activities for students and employees.

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

Deadline: 5 March 2019
Unit: DTU Compute
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Tuesday March 5th, 2019

Postdoc for Magnetocaloric Heat Pumps

Do you want to help develop innovative and environmentally friendly energy technologies for the future?

 

DTU Energy is a partner in a newly formed European consortium aimed at developing renewable energy based solutions for decarbonising the energy used in buildings. A number of flexible solutions will be studied, including heat pumps, solar thermal energy collectors and bore hole thermal energy storage. Specifically the role of DTU Energy is to research an innovative multi-source heat pump with a cascading configuration, which includes both magnetocaloric and conventional vapour compression heat pumps. We are seeking a motivated postdoc to work on the magnetocaloric heat pump, including system development and modelling. The position is available starting 1st May 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Responsibilities and tasks
Your tasks will be to optimise the implementation of a magnetocaloric heat pump, which includes cycle analysis and system analysis. This is a complex task bringing together heat and mass transfer, energy analysis, magnetic properties and system design. Magnetocaloric heat pumps are built up of regenerators made from a magnetocaloric material that will heat up in the presence of a magnetic field. An efficient transfer of this heat between the solid material inside the regenerator, the fluid running through it and the heat exchangers of the system is essential for the performance of a magnetocaloric heat pump.

You will also be working on the coupling of the magnetocaloric heat pump into a hybrid cycle with other heat pumps. This will be done both experimentally and by numerical modelling. This will include the interfacing of different numerical models in order to perform as one unit.

An important part of your work is the collaboration with the other academic and industrial partners in the project.

Qualifications
  • PhD degree in engineering, physics or similar.
  • Experience with heat and mass transfer and machine design.
  • Preferably interest in and experience with numerical modelling
  • Ability to work independently, to plan and carry out complicated tasks, and to be a part of a large, dynamical group.
  • Good communication skills in English, both written and spoken.
We offer

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

 
Salary and terms of employment

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

The period of employment is 2 years. The expected starting date is around May 1st 2019.


You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Please contact Associate professor Christian Bahl, +45 21325492 chrb@dtu.dkor Associate professor Kurt Engelbrecht, +45 21324976 kuen@dtu.dk  for further information.

Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 7 March 2019.

To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English:

  • 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 Energy is focused on education, research, and development within functional materials and their application in sustainable energy technologies. The Department, which has more than 200 employees, was founded in 2012.

 

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

Deadline: 7 March 2019
Unit: DTU Energy
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Thursday March 7th, 2019

PhD scholarship in Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution

We offer a PhD fellowship at Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) at the Technical University of Denmark. The PhD project is part of the Center for Microbial Secondary Metabolites, CeMiSt and will be executed in the Bacterial Ecophysiology and Biotechnology Group in the Section for Microbial and Chemical Ecology.

 

CeMiSt is a Center of Excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation. The Center started 1st of January 2018 and will run for six years with an option for a four-year extension. The Center is based at the Technical University of Denmark and hosted by Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering). Three DTU departments and 10 senior faculty participate in the Center and >15 PhD students and postdocs will be hired. The purpose of CeMiSt is to unravel the biological role of microbial secondary metabolites in natural microbiological communities. The Center is led by Professor Lone Gram.

We are seeking a candidate to study the influence of microbial secondary metabolites from marine bacteria in marine microbiomes using molecular and sequence based tools in the research field of microbial ecology and evolution. You will be involved in a fun PhD project on microbial natural products, with strong international connections, a productive scientific environment, and work-life balance.

Responsibilities and tasks 

Your PhD project will contribute to our understanding of the role of secondary metabolites on microbial interactions and evolution in natural and engineered marine microbiomes with particular emphasis on marine roseobacters. You will explore the impact of secondary metabolites on microbial community assembly in marine systems and use amplicon and metagenome sequencing to understand the function of natural products on bacterial physiology and development.

 

Expected starting date: May/June 2019.

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.

Your experience within the following areas of microbiology will be an advantage

  • Microbial secondary metabolites
  • Microbial ecology and evolution, population biology
  • Molecular bacteriology
  • Amplicon sequencing
  • Bioinformatic analyses
Approval and Enrolment

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

 
Assessment

The assessment of the applicants will be made by 15th April 2018 by Professor Lone Gram and assistant professors Mikkel Bentzon-Tilia and Mikael Lenz Strube

 

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

 
Salary and appointment terms

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

 

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information 

Further information may be obtained from Professor Lone Gram, +45 2368 8295, gram@bio.dtu.dk

 

Please do not send applications to this e-mail address; follow the electronic application and submission procedure as explained below.

 

You can read more about DTU Bioengineering on http://www.bioengineering.dtu.dk and a DTU podcast introduces the Center that is also described at www.cemist.dtu.dk.

Application

Please submit your online application no later than 15 March 2019 (Local time)

 

To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter) – please provide contact details for two referees in your motivation 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 Center for Microbial Secondary Metabolites aims to establish what effect microbial secondary metabolites have on other microorganisms in their natural environment. We have traditionally perceived them as ‘competition substances’, but in natural environments they are rarely produced in quantities of antibiotic effect. The Center’s hypothesis is that secondary metabolites constitute a network of signal molecules that directly affect gene expression, behaviour, and metabolism of the microorganisms and thus play a decisive role in the composition and function of microbiological communities. We will explore this in an interdisciplinary collaboration with the use of sequence-based, analytical-chemical, molecular, bioinformatic, and classic microbiological methods.

 

The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) addresses challenges of societal and scientific importance within biotechnology, biomedicine, food technology and human health. The department is based on both basic and applied research and employs tools from biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, cellular biology, immunology, microbial ecology and physiology, bioinformatics and bio-engineering. 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. 180 employees, of which 2/3 is scientific staff. The department is located at DTU Lyngby Campus.

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

Deadline: 15 March 2019
Unit: DTU Bioengineering
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday March 15th, 2019

Postdoc fellowship to Develop Advanced Micro-nano-bio Systems for Fast Diagnosis

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

Background
The candidate will work for SMARTDIAGNOS an EU funded projects under Horizon 2020 framework program. It involves 10 partners from five different European countries.

Sepsis is a big public health issue not only in the EU but also worldwide because of its high incidence, mortality and economic cost. Sepsis diagnosis remains one of the greatest clinical challenges in critical care. The SMARTDIAGNOS aims at advancing sepsis diagnosis by simplifying the current clinical analysis methods and integrating the numerous steps, including sample preparation, DNA amplification and optical detection, into a single plastic cartridge that will be inserted in an instrument. A number of cutting-edge micro-nano-bio and bio-photonic technologies will be developed. The intended diagnostic tool will enable fast and accurate identification of sepsis-related pathogens and their antibiotic resistance profiles, so that effective antimicrobial therapy can be initiated.

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

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

We offer
We offer an exciting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research and innovation. There are good possibilities for professional and personal growth. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world. DTU Food and DTU offer state-of-the-art laboratory facilities for all parts of the project.

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

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

 

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment of the postdoc position is based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
 

The period of employment is 1 year with the possibility for a year extension (total 2 years).

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

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Prof. Dang Duong Bang (+45) 3588 7382 (office) or (+ 45) 2282 2318 (mobile); e-mail: ddba@food.dtu.dk.

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

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 20 March 2019.

To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English:

  • Application (cover letter)
    Stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project. Curriculum vitae including relevant information on previous employment, research training, experience and competencies, teaching experience, scientific publications, conference presentations and list of personal references
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

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

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

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

Deadline: 20 March 2019
Unit: DTU Food
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Wednesday March 20th, 2019

Postdoc in CRISPR Library Screening for Mammalian Cell Factories

We are looking for a postdoc with documented experience in CHO cell engineered and especially CRISPR library screening.

Responsibilities and tasks 
The successful candidate will be expected to plan, conduct and analyse experiments in CRISPR library screen for ER-stress regulatory factors in CHO cells.


You will be responsible for identifying regulatory factors that regulate ER stress and apoptosis in mammalian cells through high-throughput screening technologies and systems biology data generation. Development of novel platform for CRISPR screen in mammalian cells will be conducted.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree related to CRISPR/Cas9 technology and mammalian cell engineering.


We expect you to have excellent and documented experience in the following areas:

  • the research field of mammalian cell engineering
  • handling of genetic engineering tools such as CRISPR/Cas9 and related molecular clone technology in vector design, construction and optimization
  • transgene delivery using viral system (e.g. lentiviral vector)
  • Bioinformatics skills relevant to analyzing CRISPR library screens

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 1 year

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Dr. Lasse Ebdrup Pedersen, email: laeb@biosustain.dtu.dk

You can read more about the department at www.biosustain.dtu.dk

Application procedure 
Please submit your online application no later than 28 February 2019 (local time).

To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English:

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 28 February 2019
Unit: Center for Biosustainability
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Thursday February 28th, 2019

PhD scholarship in Microbial Ecology and Evolution

We offer a PhD fellowship at Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) at the Technical University of Denmark. The PhD project is part of the Center for Microbial Secondary Metabolites, CeMiSt and will be executed in the Bacterial Ecophysiology and Biotechnology Group in the Section for Microbial and Chemical Ecology.

 

CeMiSt is a Center of Excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation. The Center started 1st of January 2018 and will run for six years with an option for a four-year extension. The Center is based at the Technical University of Denmark and hosted by Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering). Three DTU departments and 10 senior faculty participate in the Center and >15 PhD students and postdocs will be hired. The purpose of CeMiSt is to unravel the biological role of microbial secondary metabolites in natural microbiological communities. The Center is led by Professor Lone Gram.

We are seeking a candidate to study the influence of microbial secondary metabolites from marine bacteria in marine microbiomes using molecular and sequence based tools in the research field of microbial ecology and evolution. You will be involved in a fun PhD project on microbial natural products, with strong international connections, a productive scientific environment, and work-life balance.

Responsibilities and tasks 

Your PhD project will contribute to our understanding of the role of secondary metabolites on microbial interactions and evolution in natural and engineered marine microbiomes with particular emphasis on marine roseobacters. You will explore the impact of secondary metabolites on microbial community assembly in marine systems and use amplicon and metagenome sequencing to understand the function of natural products on bacterial physiology and development.

 

Expected starting date: May/June 2019.

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.

Your experience within the following areas of microbiology will be an advantage

  • Microbial secondary metabolites
  • Microbial ecology and evolution, population biology
  • Molecular bacteriology
  • Amplicon sequencing
  • Bioinformatic analyses
Approval and Enrolment

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

 
Assessment

The assessment of the applicants will be made by 15th April 2018 by Professor Lone Gram and assistant professors Mikkel Bentzon-Tilia and Mikael Lenz Strube

 

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

 
Salary and appointment terms

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

 

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information 

Further information may be obtained from Professor Lone Gram, +45 2368 8295, gram@bio.dtu.dk

 

Please do not send applications to this e-mail address; follow the electronic application and submission procedure as explained below.

 

You can read more about DTU Bioengineering on http://www.bioengineering.dtu.dk and a DTU podcast introduces the Center that is also described at www.cemist.dtu.dk.

Application

Please submit your online application no later than 15 March 2019 (Local time)

 

To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter) – please provide contact details for two referees in your motivation 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 Center for Microbial Secondary Metabolites aims to establish what effect microbial secondary metabolites have on other microorganisms in their natural environment. We have traditionally perceived them as ‘competition substances’, but in natural environments they are rarely produced in quantities of antibiotic effect. The Center’s hypothesis is that secondary metabolites constitute a network of signal molecules that directly affect gene expression, behaviour, and metabolism of the microorganisms and thus play a decisive role in the composition and function of microbiological communities. We will explore this in an interdisciplinary collaboration with the use of sequence-based, analytical-chemical, molecular, bioinformatic, and classic microbiological methods.

 

The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) addresses challenges of societal and scientific importance within biotechnology, biomedicine, food technology and human health. The department is based on both basic and applied research and employs tools from biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, cellular biology, immunology, microbial ecology and physiology, bioinformatics and bio-engineering. 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. 180 employees, of which 2/3 is scientific staff. The department is located at DTU Lyngby Campus.

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

Deadline: 15 March 2019
Unit: DTU Bioengineering
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday March 15th, 2019

PhD Student for Protein Science & Biotherapeutics

A 3-year PhD position is available in the section forProtein Science & Biotherapeutics at the Department of Biotechnology andBiomedicine (DTU Bioengineering).

The successful applicant will work within the research group ‘Protease NetworkDegradomics’ headed by Professor Ulrich auf dem Keller. In our researchgroup, we apply and develop advanced positional proteomics workflows toidentify proteases, elucidate their interactions and determine their substratesin inflammation, repair and regeneration. With a major focus on the skin, weaim at elucidating interdependent proteolytic pathways and their disturbance indisease to provide a basis for the development of novel strategies fordiagnostics and therapeutic intervention.

  
Responsibilities and tasks

The newly recruited PhD student will work with a teamof postdocs and PhD students and in close collaboration with the DTU ProteomicsCore the PhD student will to identify and characterize proteolytic signaturesas markers of wound progression by degradomics analyses of clinical woundexudates from patients with normal and impaired healing.

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

 
Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and thecandidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. Forinformation about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of thePhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.
 
We offer
DTU is a leadingtechnical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research,education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding andchallenging job in an international environment. We strive for academicexcellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academicfreedom tempered by responsibility. 

Salary andappointment terms
The appointment will be basedon the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of ProfessionalAssociations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. Theperiod of employment is 3 years.

 You can read more about career paths at DTU here. 

 
Further information 
Further information may be obtained from Professor Ulrich auf dem Keller(uadk@dtu.dk)

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

 
Application
Please submit your online application no later than 28 February 2019(local time).

 

To apply, please openthe link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. Thefollowing must be attached in English:

    A lettermotivating the application (cover letter)Curriculum vitaeGrade transcriptsand BSc/MSc diplomaExcel sheet withtranslation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelinesand Excel spreadsheet here)

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’sdegree but cannot begin before having received it.
 
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability,religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

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

 

The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTUBioengineering) conducts research, educates future bio-engineers, providesscientific advice and innovate within the areas of microbiology, biochemistry,biotechnology and biomedicine. The research at DTU Bioengineering is at thehighest international level and focuses on the societal and scientificchallenges 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 withnational and international research units and industries. DTU Bioengineeringhas approx. 180 employees, of which 2/3 is scientific staff. The department islocated at DTU, Lyngby Campus.

 

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

Deadline: 28 February 2019
Unit: DTU Bioengineering
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Thursday February 28th, 2019

PhD Scholarship in Fish Population Ecology

A PhD Scholarship in Fish Population Ecology is available at the National Institute of Aquatic Resources at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Aqua) with starting in 2019. The scholarship is financed by the EU H2020 project MEESO. The project work will primarily be carried out at the Section for Oceans and Arctic at DTU Aqua, which is located in Kongens Lyngby, Denmark. The PhD will be part of a collaboration between DTU Aqua, the Norwegian Institute for Marine Resarch (Bergen) and the German Max Planck Institute for Ornithology (Konstanz).

 

The research field of the scholarship is spatial ecology of mesopelagic fishes. Global human population growth is causing increased demand for food, including  marine proteins and lipids. Mesopelagic organisms represent the largest unexploited resource left in the world’s oceans, with a recent biomass estimate of 10 billion metric tons, 10 times larger than previous estimates. Nevertheless, our knowledge of the mesopelagic community with respect to its biodiversity, the drivers of its biomass, its role in carbon sequestration, and its interactions with the epipelagic community, including existing commercial fish stocks, has major gaps. The main reason for these knowledge gaps is the lack of proper methods for observing and sampling the relatively small organisms residing at water depths between 200 and 1000m.

 
Responsibilities and tasks

In order to understand the consequences of a possible exploitation of this substantial resource, it is first necessary to understand how individual behaviours and population dynamic processes such as density dependence, predation or competition govern the spatio-temporal distributions of mesopelagic species. Modern acoustic techniques make it possible to identify and track individuals in the mesopelagic. These techniques can be used in combination with other data from scientific surveys to empirically describe the main spatial scales of variability in mesopelagic abundances,  to describe and quantify individual behaviours and to investigate, if major spatial patterns emerge from individual interactions. 

 

The observed spatial patterns can also be related to observed vital and demographic rates, for example somatic or population growth and species interactions, as well as the physical environment.  Thus, the overall aim of the PhD is to improve the understanding of spatial and temporal distributions of this large community with emphasis on potentially exploitable mesopelagic species. The PhD is part of the project ‘Ecologically and economically sustainable mesopelagic fisheries (MEESO)’. It is expected that the candidate participates in selected project research cruises to collect acoustic, video, trawl and individual fish data.

 

Qualifications
Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree in aquatic science, marine biology, environmental engineering, physics or similar (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:
  • Previous experience in handling and processing large amounts of data.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • Mathematical modelling skills and experience with MATLAB, R or PYHTON
  • Experience with hydro-acoustic data especially from wide-band systems would be advantageous.
Approval and Enrollment

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 enrollment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study program, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

 

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

 
Salary and appointment terms

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

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

Further information may be obtained from Stefan Neuenfeldt, tel.: +45 3588 3402, email: stn@aqua.dtu.dk

 
You can read more about DTU Aqua at www.aqua.dtu.dk
 
Application

Please submit your online application no later than 1 April 2019 (local time).

 

To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • A research statement
  • 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 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. The research in population ecology establishes how processes affecting individuals shape populations and ecosystems.

 

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 Charlottenlund, Silkeborg, Nykøbing Mors and Hirtshals as well as on Dana.

 

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

Deadline: 1 April 2019
Unit: DTU Aqua
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday April 1st, 2019

PhD scholarship in Charting Molecular Dynamics with Ultrafast X-ray Techniques

The Molecular Movies group at DTU Physics and the Theoretical, Computational and Femtochemistry group at DTU Chemistry investigate ultrafast dynamic changes of inter- and intra-molecular structures during chemical reactions. Our main tools are time-resolved X-ray scattering, theory, and computer simulations in combination with complementary tools such as optical and X-ray spectroscopies. Using these methods, we aim to understand the details of the interplay between electronic and structural degrees of freedom, which determine the outcome of chemical reactions and, through this understanding, contribute to the development of new, functional materials for photo-catalysis, OLEDs and solar energy harvesting.

 

In this project, you will work with colleagues to combine the power of X-ray Free Electron Lasers (XFEL) experiments with advanced computational chemistry. The experiments address dynamics from nanoseconds down to the femtosecond time scales and will be carried out at large-scale facilities in California, Japan and Europe. You will utilize and further develop tools for analyzing time series of extremely large data sets, using theoretical methods and computer simulation techniques. The objective is to chart the trajectories of electronic and nuclear configurations in molecular systems upon excitation. In particular, we will establish a coupled nuclear-electronic (non-adiabatic) framework for describing the excited state cascade of molecular spin switches and light harvesters, explicitly on their excited state potential energy surfaces.

 
Responsibilities and tasks

You will become part of a highly collaborative, international research environment distributed over two DTU departments, DTU Physics and DTU Chemistry, and with partners all over the world working together towards the objective of the project.

  • You will participate in all aspects of the experiments, from the initial design to the final data analysis.
  • You will travel to international X-ray facilities for experiments a few times each year.
  • You will be working on theoretical and modelling aspects of structural dynamics on the ultrafast time scales.
  • You will be developing new software tools (Matlab) for analysis of extremely large data sets in close connection with modeling (MD, quantum chemistry and dynamics).
  • You will take part in writing scientific articles.
  • You will participate in national and international conferences, courses and schools.
  • You will contribute to the teaching at DTU.
Qualifications

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

 

You should have or obtain a master’s degree in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering or similar before the end of July 2019.

 
Additionally, we are looking for candidates that have
  • A high degree of commitment to research, and are independent, and self-motivating.
  • Experience with software development (Matlab), MD, quantum chemistry and dynamics, or a strong desire to acquire such skills.
  • Excellent communication skills in English.
  • Demonstrated the ability to function, collaborate and work well within groups.
  • It would be a strong advantage if you have
  • Some experience with X-ray methods
  • Some experience with photophysics or photochemistry

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 Professors Martin Meedom Nielsen and Klaus Braagaard Møller.

 

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 employment will be a joint appointment between DTU Physics and DTU Chemistry.

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

Further information may be obtained from Professor Martin Meedom Nielsen, mmee@fysik.dtu.dk, and Professor Klaus Braagaard Møller, kbmo@kemi.dtu.dk

 
You can read more about DTU Physics at www.fys.dtu.dk and about DTU Chemistry at www.kemi.dtu.dk
 
Application

Please submit your online application no later than 11 March 2019

 

To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English:

  • 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.

 

DTU Physics and DTU Chemistry are highly competitive research departments, currently employing more than 100 PhD students from all over the world. 

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

Deadline: 11 March 2019
Unit: DTU Physics
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday March 11th, 2019

PhD Scholarship: Characterization and Extraction of Protein from Agro-industrial Sources for Fish Feed

A PhD Scholarship is available at the National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua) with expected starting date August 1st, 2019.  DTU Aqua is an institute at the Technical University of Denmark.
 
Project description

The focus of the PhD is the characterization, extraction and potential modification or optimization of protein from by-products from the brewing and distilling of beer and alcohol in the Nordic countries. Such biological material represents a low value in the unrefined form, among other reasons due to a high content of complex carbohydrates and water. The aim of the project is to characterize the composition of potential raw materials from which protein can be recovered and used in extruded aquaculture feeds. The effects of using different extraction methods on the quality of protein are to be assessed, as well as the potential selective improvement in protein content or amino acid composition. Ultimately, these efforts shall lead to several treated protein sources used in the formulation of aquaculture feeds, and subjected to biological trials.

The scholarship is financed by the Nordic Center of Excellence project SUREAQUA funded by NordForsk under the Nordic Council of Ministers, with support from the Ph.D. school at DTU Aqua. The Ph.D. is a part of the SUREAQUA Nordic Centre of Excellence (www.sureaqua.no). The overarching aim of SUREAQUA is to promote the circular bioeconomy in aquatic production, through the use of innovative technology and bio-refinery solutions, in order to boost aquatic production, profitability, and job creation in the Nordic countries.

The position is based at the Section for Aquaculture, DTU Aqua in Hirtshals, but part of the work will be conducted in collaboration with project partners in other Nordic countries, as well as other DTU institutes in the Copenhagen area. DTU prioritizes international collaboration as part of the Ph.D., and the candidate should expect to spend a period of exchange in other Nordic countries. The supervisors will be Associate Professor Peter V. Skov and Senior Scientist Ivar Lund.

Qualifications
We are looking for a candidate with a Master’s degree (M.Sc., M.Eng., or equivalent) in the field of food chemistry, bio-engineering, biotechnology or animal nutrition. A strong interest in the field of protein extraction, recovery, and characterization is essential. Ideally, you have a good understanding of nutritional biochemistry and digestive physiology. Previous experience in the design and execution of experiments is desirable. You must have a strong proficiency in written and spoken English, a drive to disseminate your work, and the ability to work independently, and identify and pursue relevant questions that arise.

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

Senior Scientist Ivar Lund, and Associate Professor Peter V. Skov, DTU Aqua will assess the applicants.

Salary and appointment terms
The salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for PhD degree students at DTU.

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 Associate Professor Peter V. Skov, 
pvsk@aqua.dtu.dk

General information may be obtained from Rikke Hansen rikh@aqua.dtu.dk (+45) 3588 3001

Please do not send applications by e-mail, instead apply online as described below.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 31 March 2019.

To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English:

  • 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)
  • Description of skills according to qualifications.
  • 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. Applications that do not contain all the required materials may not be considered.

 

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

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 290 employees, of whom 120 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 

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

Deadline: 31 March 2019
Unit: DTU Aqua
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Sunday March 31st, 2019

PhD position in Instrumentation for Hard X-ray and Gamma-ray Astrophysics

The Section for Astrophysics and Atmospheric Physics at DTU Space offers a PhD position in Instrumentation for Hard X-ray and Gamma-ray Astrophysics.

The proposed PhD project will be part of the research on development of 3D CZT drift strip detectors conducted by the DTU Space detector group.

The instrumentation for high energy telescopes (>100 keV) requires detectors of high efficiency, high energy resolution and the capability of 3D position sensitivity. A fine spectroscopic performance combined with sub mm position resolution will make it possible to perform 3D reconstructions of the photon interaction in sub-mm, a feature which is essential and can be utilized for future new instrumentation working in the energy range from the 20keV to a few MeV regions.

DTU Space has a strong position in instrument development for astrophysics primarily based on space missions and several decades heritage of participation in astrophysical satellites. Current satellites include INTEGRALPLANCKNuSTAR, ASIM and in the near future we also participate in JWSTEUCLID and ATHENA.

More specifically for the advertised PhD project, the group of Astrophysics is also involved in a project in collaboration with Kromek, UK, funded under the Horizon 2020 / Eurostars for development of a new generation Molecular Breast Imager using the DTU Space developed 3D CZT detector sensor technology. 

Responsibilities and tasks

The purpose of our project is to develop a “space-ready” compact 3D CZT detector module system based on drift strip detector technology which will be suitable for future hard X–ray/soft gamma-ray astrophysical missions.

The goal of the PhD project is to further develop the 3D CZT drift strip detectors as building blocks for future high energy astronomy. By combining requirements from different high energy mission instruments and through the investigation of high timing, spectral and spatial resolution from the 3D CZT detector experimental data, the project aims to develop for the first time new generation high resolution, space ready detector modules to be used for future high energy missions.

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.
 

The successful candidate is expected to mainly perform the following tasks:

  • 3D CZT detector algorithm optimization and characterization
  • Measurements and data analysis of 3D CdZnTe drift strip X-ray and Gamma-ray detectors
  • Artificial Neural Network (ANN) design and HW implementation of the 3D CZT algorithm
  • Design and performance simulation of scientific instrumentation for high energy astronomy
  • Write half-year progress reports
  • Disseminate results at conferences and through scientific articles
  • Teaching duties (up to 15% of working time)
  • Attend PhD courses (30 ECTS)
  • A mandatory research stay during a semester abroad is to be foreseen.

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 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 successful candidate has outstanding analytical and problem solving skills to become a committed researcher with a drive for excellence. Experience on measurements and data analysis of X-ray and Gamma-ray detectors will be an advantage.

The assessment of the applicants will be made by Senior scientist Irfan Kuvvetli.

Interviews are foreseen to take place during the first week of March 2019. 

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 Irfan Kuvvetli (irfan@space.dtu.dk), +45 4525 9720. 

You can read more about DTU Space on www.space.dtu.dk

Application

Please submit your online application no later than 25 Feburary 2019

To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English:

  • 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 Space has about 145 employees, an annual turn-over of about 130 MDKK and it is located at the Lyngby Campus of the Technical University of Denmark together with 19 other institutes within the technical sciences. As the National Space Institute, DTU Space is the leading institution of public space activities in Denmark. The mission of the Institute is to conduct research, development, public sector consultancy, education and innovation at the highest international level within the following areas: Space Technology & Instrumentation, Earth Observation & Geoscience and Space- & Astro-physics.

In the Astrophysics and Atmospheric Division, current focus areas cover large-scale structure of the universe, physics of compact objects, space weather, upper atmosphere physics and cosmo-climatology as well as development of instrumentation, in particular high-energy instrumentation, i.e. X- and gamma ray detectors and -optics. The division is currently active in operation of instruments on and data analysis from three satellites. The division also runs four instrumentation laboratories and hosts a center for space weather research and forecasts.

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

Deadline: 25 February 2019
Unit: DTU Space
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday February 25th, 2019

Postdoc in Microbial Production of Cancer Therapeutics and Antipsycotics Introduction

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Biosustain) is seeking a talented and highly motivated post-doctoral researcher for engineering plant-derived natural product biosynthesis in yeast as part of a multi-disciplinary consortium recently funded by EU. The consortium involves World-leading laboratories within natural product biosynthesis, chemical and metabolic engineering, as well as synthetic biology of microbial cell factories for fine chemical production.

The successful candidate will apply advanced synthetic biology tools, automated strain engineering, and multi-variate data analysis for refactoring and characterizing natural product biosynthesis in yeast in the Section for Synthetic Biology Tools for Yeast at DTU Biosustain, and be an integral part of the inter-sectorial and international consortium developing advanced methods for discovery of natural product biosynthetic pathway in plants and natural product biosynthesis in yeast cell factories. The candidate will work in close collaboration with the existing research and technical staff involved in natural product biosynthesis in yeast at DTU Biosustain, as well as the international collaborators in the consortium. The position will also require working with part of the business development and translational team to develop intellectual property.

Responsibilities and tasks 
Research:

  • Develop and implement engineering strategies for plant natural product biosynthesis in yeast
  • Perform multi-variate analytical data analyses of yeast cell factories 
  • Write and publish research manuscripts in high-impact journals on obtained scientific results
Management:
  • Develop intellectual property (IP) and support translational research efforts
  • Active participation in strategic planning, including technical feasibility assessment of synthetic biology tools, for optimizing natural product biosynthesis in yeast 
  • Develop and maintain molecular biology SOPs for the team, incl. protocol development and streamlining of our laboratory infrastructure management system (Benchling)

The Researcher will work in close collaboration with the other EU project scientists at in the Section for Synthetic Biology Tools for Yeast at DTU Biosustain, and with other project partners in the US and EU.

Qualifications
Required qualifications: 

  • PhD and 1-2+ years working in a relevant field (biochemistry, chemical engineering, systems biology, or related) is required
  • Excellent skills in biochemistry, molecular biology and/or metabolic engineering is required 
  • Strong track-record and documented experience (eg. publications and/or patents) within the above-mentioned areas is required
  • Strong team work mindset is required
  • Strong organizational, writing, and presentation skills is required
  • Proven track-record in multi-variate data analysis is required

Preferred further qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge of analytical chemistry data analysis is preferred
  • Experience with Design-of-Experiment is preferred
  • Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems while maintaining a positive attitude is critical to success in this position
  • Strong knowledge of microbial and/or plant metabolism is preferred

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 position is for 2 years. The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. 

Further information 
Further information may be obtained from group leader of Section for Synthetic Biology Tools for Yeast, Co-Principal Investigator Michael Krogh Jensen (mije@biosustain.dtu.dk) or Scientific Director Jay D. Keasling (jdkeasling@lbl.gov).

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 17 March 2019 (local time).

To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English:

  • 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 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.


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

Deadline: 17 March 2019
Unit: Center for Biosustainability
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Post expires on Sunday March 17th, 2019