Strain engineering of P. putida by generating multiple genome knockouts; Generating and maintaining genetic part libraries; Construction of heterologous pathways and functional expression; Strain characterization, e.g., by growth profiling; Protein expression and setting enzyme assays; Preparation of required materials, e.g., culture media and buffers
We are looking for an RA who has relevant experience in molecular and microbiological methods and holds a master’s degree in biotechnology, bioengineering, or a similar discipline. Recently-graduated master graduates with laboratory experience are encouraged to apply
Research Assistant in the Systems Environmental Microbiology Group Center for Biosustainability Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Thursday 10 Jun 21 Apply for this job Apply no later than 30 June 2021 Apply for the job at Center for Biosustainability by completing the following form. Apply online Maximize your learning curve while contributing to sustainable bioproduction of novel compounds and materials Do you want to become part of the Systems Environmental Microbiology (SEM) Group at the world-renowned Novo Nordisk Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain)? Would you like to engage in an international collaborative team, with a vibrant working environment and the motivation to change our society towards a greener, more sustainable future? Are you looking for joining one a synthetic biology and metabolic engineering team to help shaping green sustainable bioeconomy by extending nature’s production boundaries? Then you are looking at the right position: as a Research Assistant (RA) at the SEM Lab, you can consolidate your profile to state-of-the-art molecular and microbiological methods that will be the cornerstones for your future career development, regardless of if you want to pursue academic or industrial research. Together with the SEM team you have the unique opportunity to develop your skills and profile as well as engaging into one an exciting research challenge. Responsibilities and qualifications After initial training, you will be responsible for weekly-assigned tasks that will cover different molecular and microbiological methods within the SEM group, allowing you to gain hands-on experiences in various techniques. Your tasks will include but are not limited to: Strain engineering of P. putida by generating multiple genome knockouts Generating and maintaining genetic part libraries Construction of heterologous pathways and functional expression Strain characterization, e.g., by growth profiling Protein expression and setting enzyme assays Preparation of required materials, e.g., culture media and buffers We are looking for an RA who has relevant experience in molecular and microbiological methods and holds a master’s degree in biotechnology, bioengineering or a similar discipline. Recently-graduated master graduates with laboratory experience are encouraged to apply. Required skills : Cloning techniques Experienced in genetic engineering and cultivation of microbes (experience with Pseudomonas will be considered highly advantageous) Reliable, detail-oriented, and highly organized work approach Critical thinking to communicate and solve technical challenges Good communication skills in English, both written and spoken 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 position is limited to 1 year. You can read more about career paths at DTU here . Further information Further information may be obtained from Nicolas Krink ( firstname.lastname@example.org ). Please use Research Assistant Position as the subject. You can read more about Systems Environmental Microbiology group here: http://www.sem-cfb.com/index.html If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU - Moving to Denmark . Application procedure Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 30 June 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. The file must include: Application (cover letter) CV Academic Diplomas (BSc & MSc) Contact Details of References A ll interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply. The Systems Environmental Microbiology (SEM) group is part of the Department of Sustainable Chemicals at the Novo Nordic Center for Biosustainability at the DTU. We are exploiting the unique metabolic and physiological characteristics of Pseudomonas putida and other environmental bacteria for metabolic engineering. Supported by cutting-edge synthetic biology approaches, our main goal is to push the boundaries of bacterial metabolism towards the sustainable bioproduction of novel, added-value chemicals. The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain) Recent progress in our ability to read and write genomic code, combined with advances in automation, analytics and data science, has fundamentally changed the scope and ambition of harnessing the potential of biological systems. Big data approaches and analysis of biological systems are key research instruments at the Center. DTU Biosustain utilizes these advances for microbial cell factory design to foster sustainable lifestyles in relation to three application areas: Sustainable Chemicals, Natural Products, and Microbial Foods. Learn more at biosustain.dtu.dk Technology for people 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 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.
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