Postdoc In Enzyme Bioinformatics And Novel Assay Methods
Technical University Of Denmark
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Postdoc in Enzyme Bioinformatics and Novel Assay Methods
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Monday 18 Oct 21
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Apply no later than 1 November 2021 Apply for the job at DTU Bioengineering by completing the following form.
A two-year postdoc position in Enzyme Discovery and Assay Method Development for Complex Substrates and Protein Mobilization in Plant-based Foods is available in the Enzyme Technology Group, Section Protein Chemistry and Enzyme Technology, Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine. The position will be available from November 15. 2021.
Responsibilities and qualifications The successful candidate is an innovative enzyme scientist with experience in bioinformatics, recombinant enzyme production, and use of innovative enzyme assay methods. The postdoc will be a part of a team that develops the enzymology insight and investigative methodologies for understanding and harnessing enzymes acting on complex substrates. A particular focus is on exploring solid-state fermentation reactions for protein mobilization and transformation in new plant-based foods in the new project PROFERMENT, a Challenge Program project granted by the Novo Nordisk Foundation within the subject Proteins for Tomorrow’s Food. The postdoc position will also be a part of the Department’s lighthouse ‘Enzyme Discovery and Engineering’ targeting computational enzymology, enzyme engineering, and assay methods development for new reactions and new sustainable applications.
We are looking for a candidate having an innovative mindset and the following qualifications:
The candidate must hold a PhD degree in biological engineering, enzyme technology or a related discipline (candidates that are nearing the completion of their PhD may apply)
The candidate should have documented experience with advanced bioinformatics of relevance for enzyme discovery, as well as experience with recombinant protein expression, and protein purification
The candidate must have broad experience and keen interest in enzymology methods, notably development of novel assay methods
The candidate should demonstrate evidence of innovative, independent research capability and good problem-solving skills
The candidate should have a track record of publication with at least one first-author paper within the field of enzymology in an internationally recognized, peer-reviewed journal
The candidate should have excellent communication skills in English (written and spoken)
As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).
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 two years.
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Further information Further information may be obtained from Professor Anne S. Meyer, email@example.com.
You can read more about DTU Bioengineering at www. bioengineering.dtu.dk/english.
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Application procedure Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 1 November 2021 (Danish 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)
Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
List of publications
Applications 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) is an international leader in the areas of biotechnology and biomedicine. Our engineering approach to all aspects of biotechnology and biomedicine positions us as a valuable player with unique competences in a growing bio-based economy and with health systems transforming towards personalized medicine. We have a clear focus on the needs in the life science industry and point towards innovation, new businesses, and scientific services for the benefit of society. The department has extensive collaborations with national and international research units and industry. DTU Bioengineering has approx. 300 employees, of which 2/3 are scientific staff. The department is located at DTU Lyngby Campus.
Technology for people DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.