Associate Professor or DTU Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Biological and Biotech Wastewater Treatment – DTU Sustain

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet

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Associate Professor or DTU Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Biological and Biotech Wastewater Treatment – DTU Sustain


Danmarks Tekniske Universitet

Job description

Job Description:The Department of Environmental and Resource Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark invites applications for a faculty position specializing in biological processes in wastewater treatment and resource recovery.Responsibilities and qualificationsPosition Focus:

  • Developing novel treatment technologies and strategies for wastewater treatment and resource recovery (e.g., phosphorus removal and recovery, slurry management technologies such as fermentation processes, membrane-based bioreactors)
  • Establishing collaborations within the section with groups working on water treatment (e.g., organic micropollutant removal, nitrogen cycling, bio-electrochemistry, drinking water biofiltration, membrane technology) and other sections (e.g., sediment remediation, greenhouse gas abatement from waste and water treatment facilities.
  • Advancing technologies towards higher Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs) in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.


  • To drive innovative research and contribute to the university’s mission in sustainable water management and circular economy.
  • To teach courses on biological water treatment, environmental microbiology and biotechnology.
  • To supervise and mentor graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.
  • To collaborate with industry partners to apply research findings in practical settings.
  • You must be responsible for the teaching of courses. DTU employs two working languages: Danish and English. You are expected to be fluent in at least one of these languages, and in time are expected to master both.


  • A PhD in Environmental Engineering, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Applied Microbiology or a related field with a strong emphasis on wastewater microbiology and biotechnology.
  • A proven track record in applied research and technology development in wastewater engineering and environmental biotechnology.
  • A commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration and teaching.

We are looking for individuals who:

  • Possess deep knowledge of process engineering and wastewater treatment, with extensive knowledge of experimental methods in both microbiology (e.g., bioinformatics) and wastewater biotechnology.
  • Are skilled in the development and optimization of biological processes in diverse wastewater systems, considering their role within the water cycle as well as interactions with waste, energy and food systems.
  • Can contribute to the design and implementation of new processes and technologies enabling carbon neutrality and circular solutions in the waste and wastewater sector.
  • Can contribute to our teaching in environmental biotechnology.

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 part of DTU’s Tenure Track program. Read more about the program and the recruitment process .You can read more about career paths at DTU .Further information
Further information may be obtained from Head of Section Associate Professor Wenjing (Angela) Zhang,You can read more about DTU Sustain atIf you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at .Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 5 May 2024 (23:59 Danish time).Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply now”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • Vision for teaching and research
  • CV including employment history, list of publications (applicants applying for the position as associate professor should indicate scientific highlights), H-index and ORCID (see

) including documentation of teaching experience * Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)

  • References upon request

You can learn more about the recruitment process .Please indicate whether you are applying for the position as Associate or Assistant Professor or both.Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.DTU Sustain is one of the largest university departments specializing in environmental and resource engineering in Europe. We are working to develop new environmentally friendly and sustainable technologies, methods and solutions, and to disseminate this knowledge to society and future generations of engineers.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 mission to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That mission lives on today. DTU has 13,500 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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Kongens Lyngby, Hovedstaden – Lyngby, Midtjylland

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Wed, 28 Feb 2024 02:34:00 GMT

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