Postdoc in Synthetic Transcription Factor Development

DTU Bioengineering
Wednesday 12 Jul 17

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A 2-year postdoc position is available in the Eukaryotic Molecular Cell Biology Group at Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering).

The department conducts research, educates future bio-engineers, provides scientific advice and innovates within the areas of microbiology, biochemistry, biotechnology and biomedicine. The research at DTU Bioengineering is at the highest international level and focuses on the societal and scientific challenges within the field. Research is conducted within three main areas: Microbial ecology and physiology, Industrial biotechnology and cell factories, and Biomedicine and health. The department has extensive collaboration with national and international research units and industries. DTU Bioengineering has approx. 150 employees, of which 2/3 is scientific staff. The department is located at DTU Lyngby Campus.

Responsibilities and tasks
The Project will focus on the develoment of synthetic fungal transcription factors based on CRISPR technology. The aim is to use such transcription factors to activiate or inactivate fungal gene clusters for secondary metabolite production. Model fungi will e.g. be Aspergillus nidulans and industrially relevant Aspergillus niger. 

Other content of the position: 

  • Supervision of BSc and MSc students

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent. Further qualifications: 

  • Thorough skills in fungal genetic engineering
  • Solid background in molecular biology and genetics
  • Fermentation experience will be an advantage
  • Experience with CRISPR technology
  • Experience with metabolite analysis

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, scientific advice and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

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 with the relevant union.

The 2-year position will be at Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Uffe Mortensen, tel.: +45 4525 2701.

You can read more about Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine on www.bioengineering.dtu.dk.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 27 July 2017. 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) conducts research, educates future bio-engineers, provides scientific advice and innovate within the areas of microbiology, biochemistry, biotechnology and biomedicine. The research at DTU Bioengineering is at the highest international level and focuses on the societal and scientific challenges within the field. Research is conducted within three main areas: Microbial ecology and physiology, Industrial biotechnology and cell factories, and Biomedicine and health. The department has extensive collaboration with national and international research units and industries. DTU Bioengineering has approx. 150 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 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,600 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.