Chemical Engineer to Pilot Plant

DTU Chemical Eng.
Thursday 03 May 18

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The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering invites applications for a position as Chemical Engineer to Pilot Plant.

Do you have production or Pilot Plant experience within the area of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Food, Pharma or Energy? Then we have the most interesting and challenging job for you.

We are looking for a Chemical Engineer to help support and develop our Pilot Plant, which is in the progress of a major expansion primarily within fermentation and downstream processing.

Responsibilities and Tasks

You will:

  • Design, help construct and implement, commission and operate Pilot equipment and system setups
  • Maintain and develop the existing Pilot Plant equipment park
  • Do project development and management
  • Teach students in relevant practical unit operations as well as relevant theoretical courses
  • Support students and industrial collaborators projects and research
  • Support our research centers in pilot scale operations

We are looking for a candidate with a Chemical Engineering degree or similar and with preferably 5+ years practical experience from the Life Science, Food or Chemical industry within production and/or Pilot Plant operations. 

You should have talent and an interest to participate in teaching and support the students in their chemical unit operation courses and research projects. Be fluent in Danish and English.

We value

  • Solid theoretical and practical knowledge of chemical and biochemical unit operations
  • Fermentation and downstream technical and processing experience
  • A person with a positive mindset and a self-starter who takes on ownership to get the job done
  • A person with very good planning, prioritizing and organizational skills
  • A team player who can work and find synergies with the students, the internal faculty members, other faculty groups and external collaborators from the industry and the international academic world
  • A curious person who likes to find and share knowledge and experiences

Who we are:
We are a small core team of four members with a dozen faculty professors associated in a cross functional matrix organization.

Our large Pilot Plant resides in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at DTU, serving its approx. 300 employees and many students. Besides education and research, we support technology and process development within the industry and academic world. We consider us to be a world class chemical, biochemical and pharmaceutical pilot plant with more than 700 m2 pilot hall area and a 500 m2 expansion project in progress. The existing facility collects +30 industrial scale pilot plant set-ups representing all chemical and biochemical unit operations, and is supported by our associated laboratories and our skilled workshop.

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international atmosphere with the focus on research, teaching, innovation and scientific advice for the benefit of the surrounding community. We place emphasis on a high level of professionalism among our staff, so skills development is an integral part of our organization. We offer a great flexibility in the position. In the area of technical and natural sciences, DTU is one of the leading research and education institutions in Europe.

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 position is a permanent position at the DTU Lyngby Campus. 

Application and contact
Please submit your online application no later than 31 May 2018.  You can apply for the position online at Open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach your motivated application, CV and exam certificates. 

If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Pilot Plant manager Steen Larsen at 4525 2804 or email or Head of Department, Prof. Kim Dam-Johansen at 4525 2845 or email

You can read more about DTU Chemical Engineering here.  

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.