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Do you want to rethink your impact, and are you passionate about data-driven biotechnology, bioinformatics, computational strain design? Then you might be our new senior scientist for Enzyme Research 

What if you could work for a cause, not just a company? 
Novozymes is the global market leader in biological solutions. We help build better lives. Together with our customers, partners and the global community, we use our innovative thinking and passion for science to boost industries and make everyday products more sustainable for the good of the planet. As the world’s leading provider of industrial enzymes and microorganisms, our bio-innovation enables higher agricultural yields, low-temperature washing, energy-efficient production, renewable fuel and many, many other biological solutions that the world can benefit from today and in the future. We call it Rethink Tomorrow.  
Join us as our new Computational Strain Engineer, Enzyme Research, Denmark 
We are seeking a Computational Strain Engineer for Novozymes’ production strain technology area in Denmark. You will bring solid experience from engineering in bacterial or filamentous fungal hosts. You team up with dedicated molecular biologists, data scientist, and machine learning experts to design high-yield production strains as well as help develop the future data-driven workflows for digital strain construction. 
To succeed you must have:  
We expect you to cover the majority of the following qualifications and experiences: 

  • A PhD in bioinformatics, microbial genomics, molecular biology, fermentation technology or related fields 
  • Hands-on experience with genetic engineering of microbes, or close collaboration with genetic engineers 
  • A track record of working with comparative genomics, recombinant protein expression, enzyme discovery and/or fermentation through programmatic, data-driven approaches
  • Experience setting up bioinformatics pipelines for handling NGS/omics data 
  • Proficient in Python for solving scientific/technical problems and comfortable working with a common shared code stack, e.g. through Git. 
  • You are familiar with basic principles within machine learning and prefer to approach problem-solving by data-driven means 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to network locally and internationally 

Novozymes R&D continue to grow it’s digital and automation capabilities and you will help strengthen genomics and large scale lab data accumulation for the future end-to-end strain engineering workflows. You will be affiliated with two teams of dedicated scientists with broad competences within molecular biology, automation, machine learning, strain construction and enzyme discovery. We bring these competences together to deliver new enzymes that help our customers optimize their processes, save energy, and replace harmful chemicals. 
This job will be located at Lyngby and Bagsværd, Denmark. 
Are you passionate about making a sustainable impact, and do you see yourself in this position? Then unlock your passion and apply today! 
Application deadline: October 29, 2021.  

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Contact details: Sr. Dept. Manager Mikael Rørdam Andersen ( or Sr. Dept. Manager Peter Fischer Hallin ( 
Novozymes is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All employment decisions are based on business needs without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, disability or veteran status.

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