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Associate Professor in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering - Applied Bio-Thermodynamics

Technical University of Denmark

Location: Lyngby - Denmark
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 11th September 2018
Closes: 10th October 2018

The Technical University of Denmark solicits applications for the above position, created to support the further development of DTU Chemical Engineering.

The research background of a successful applicant should be within core disciplines of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, with special focus on applied Bio-Thermodynamics understood as thermodynamics for biotechnology and bioprocesses, with emphasis on both experimental and modeling activities.

Both bio-separations (thermodynamics needed for chromatography and other important separations like crystallization), (bio)reactions (e.g. reaction feasibility - pathways) and also non-equilibrium thermodynamics are of importance as well as physical chemistry of biomolecules.

The suitable candidate is expected to develop cooperation with relevant industrial companies – and close collaboration with research groups of the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering specializing in the areas of general thermodynamics and biotechnology.

Responsibilities and tasks

The research is expected to be closely related to present activities in applied thermodynamics and biochemical engineering at the department and close cooperation with colleagues both at the department and in other departments of DTU is expected.

The teaching will cover experimental and theoretical Bachelor-, Master- and PhD-level courses in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering as well as in-service training courses for industry. Bachelor courses are primarily taught in Danish, other courses in English. Most courses are taught in Denmark but the department is also responsible for a full Master’s program in Beijing, China, in the framework of Sino-Danish Center for Research and Education.

For international candidates, DTU offers Danish language courses for the purpose of being able to teach in Danish. 

Candidates must

  • hold a PhD degree (or equivalent), as well as academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding an assistant professorship
  • document didactic/pedagogic training  

We expect you have experience with university research in close interaction with industry, that you have a good track record regarding attraction of external funding and you enjoy teamwork.  As teaching and interaction with both undergraduate and graduate students is of vital importance in the job, we expect you to be an experienced teacher and supervisor enjoying the interaction with students.


In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to: 

  • Experience and quality of teaching
  • Research impact and experience, funding track record, and research vision
  • Societal impact
  • Documented innovation activities, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • International impact and experience
  • Leadership potential and collaboration
  • Communication 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.

Application procedure

To apply, please read the full job advertisement at 

Application deadline: 10 October 2018 (local time).

DTU Chemical Engineering is a leading international department being responsible for research, education and innovation within: Chemical and Biochemical process engineering and production, Design of Chemical and Biochemical products and processes, Energy and Environment. 

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.

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