|Location:||Lyngby - Denmark|
|Placed On:||26th November 2019|
|Closes:||5th January 2020|
The Synthetic Biology Tools for Yeast section at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain), at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), is seeking a research assistant for a development project focusing on sustainable production and stable delivery of bioactive plant natural products in microorganisms by deployment of advanced synthetic biology and metabolic engineering techniques.
Focus and scope
To support our team’s translational R&D activities, and further advance our visions for delivery of new supply chains for bioactive natural products, we seek a research assistant with a focus on:
Responsibilities and tasks
First and foremost, as a research assistant in our team, you will work closely with our scientist to support, expand and implement synthetic biology technologies, including advanced genome engineering, HTP screening, and data-driven machine learning, for efficient engineering microbes to produce valuable bioactives. Moreover, in your daily work you will maintain and facilitate efficient workflows with a focus on media preparation, cultivations, and molecular biology for strain engineering and genotyping, and will be expected to closely collaborate with a team of 5-10 researchers with expertise within strain engineering, biochemistry, pathway discovery, and synthetic biology with expertise within strain engineering, biochemistry, pathway discovery, and synthetic biology.
The ideal candidate will:
We offer an exciting, collaborative, hard-working, and entrepreneurial team focusing on translational research and innovation with both societal and environmental impacts. The position offers a unique possibility of being a part of a team working on a truly translational project involving close collaboration with BDs and entrepreneurial experts. We place emphasis on a high level of professionalism in our team, so skills development and knowledge-transfer are integral parts of our agile well-resourced organization.
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and an academic freedom tempered by responsibility.
Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.
The job contract offered to the qualifying candidates would terminate by the end of 2022. Expected starting date: January 2020 or soonest possible hereafter
You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
Please submit your online application no later than 5 January 2020 (local time).
To view the full announcement and to apply: www.career.dtu.dk
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