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The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at DTU has established a strong research and teaching activity in the field of biochemical engineering, supported by industries such as Novozymes, Novo Nordisk and Chr. Hansen. To further strengthen this field, the Department wishes to make significant new investments in bioprocess engineering research and teaching in the coming years. As part of this expansion the Department invites applications for a permanent position as Assistant or Associate Professor in Downstream Bioprocessing.

The position is part of a large initiative granted by the Novo Nordisk Foundation with the aim of establishing a Research Based World Class Joint Education Program in Fermentation Based Biomanufacturing in collaboration with DTU Bioengineering and the Novo Nordisk Center for Biosustainability. At least four new faculty positions will be established as part of this initiative, which apart from this position will include expertise on bacterial fermentation physiology and performance, automation and high-throughput fermentation technology, and fermentation scale translation.

Responsibilities and tasks
The successful candidate is expected to contribute to teaching, research and innovation at the department as well as lead a research program in downstream bioprocessing. Additionally, the successful candidate is expected to be instrumental in promoting the field and development of experimental pilot-scale facilities, as well as collaborating with colleagues who will complement with more theoretical and model-based approaches.

The position will also give the opportunity to help design new courses to extend our education in bio-manufacturing and to take part in our extensive teaching program in pilot-scale operations, including international summer-schools.

Alongside research and teaching in downstream processing, the candidate will be expected to contribute to other areas of Chemical and in particular Biochemical Engineering.

We seek an expert in downstream processing of biological products, as well as chemicals from bio-based processes and fermentation. Knowledge of specialist unit operations such a chromatography, as well as innovative separation technologies would be advantageous. Likewise, knowledge of experimental approaches, to complement existing model-based expertise, would be particularly beneficial.

Candidates for an

  • assistant professorship must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent)
  • associate professorship must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent), as well as academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding an assistant professorship and documented didactic/pedagogic training

In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to: 

  • Experience and quality of teaching
  • Research impact and experience, funding track record, and research vision
  • Societal impact
  • Documented innovation activities, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • International impact and experience
  • Leadership potential and collaboration
  • Communication skills

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 assistant professor position is a permanent entry-level faculty position. After a maximum of 4 years, an assistant professor can be promoted to an associate professor position after assessment. More information can be found here: Career paths at DTU.   

Further information 
Further information may be obtained from Professor Kim Dam-Johansen, tel.: +45 4525 2845. 

You can read more about the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at www.kt.dtu.dk

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 1 July 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Ansøg" found on this page, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file

In the field “Please indicate which position you are applying for”, please indicate whether you are applying for the position as Associate or Assistant Professor.

The file must include: 

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Teaching and research statement, with a focus on the “Assessment” bullet points listed above
  • Documentation of previous teaching and research, as related to the “Assessment” bullet points listed above
  • List of publications (applicants applying for the position as associate professor should indicate scientific highlights)
  • H-index, and ORCID (see e.g. http://orcid.org/)
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

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