PhD position within the field of Bioreaction Engineering, focused on the Development of Novel Cell-Free Bioconversions

tirsdag 23 feb 21

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Frist 9. marts 2021
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DTU Chemical Engineering seeks a qualified candidate for a PhD position within the field of bioreaction engineering, focused on the development of novel cell-free bioconversions. A particular target of the work is aimed at understanding the stability of such systems in industrial operating conditions. Novel analytical methods and scale-down approaches will be required, linking experimental work to modelling.

Responsibilities and tasks 
The position includes normal DTU PhD positions where the work will be carried out primarily at DTU, but also as part of the Sino-Danish Center for Education and Research (SDC).

The candidate for the SDC positions will stay in China for 6-12 months to support our MSc education in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering in SDC and to carry out research at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Knowledge of Danish is highly beneficial for the SDC position and this position cannot be applied for by Chinese citizens.

You must have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) in chemical or biochemical engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree. 

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the 
DTU PhD Guide.  

The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor John M Woodley.

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 appointment terms
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 three years. 

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Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor John M Woodley, tel.: +45 4525 2885,

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Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 9 March 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. In the application, please indicate which position you would like to apply for. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum Vitale
  • BSc/MSc diploma and grade transcripts
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here)

You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your master's degree but cannot begin before having received it.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at DTU is a leader in innovative teaching and research, built on core technical subjects and engineering scientific disciplines. The teaching and research covers separation processes, reaction engineering, dynamics and process regulation, process and facility planning, unit operations, heat transmission, fluid mechanics and applied thermodynamics. The Department enjoys very close relations with international partners, and especially a wide range of industrial companies.  

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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 12,000 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.