Metabolic & Strain Engineering Team Lead – Copenhagen

NonStop Consulting

Frederiksborg, Zealand, Denmark
€100000 – €110000 per annum
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13 February 2024

We a partnered with a Danish start-up in the synthetic biology field. They are working on multiple “first-of-its-kind” projects that moving into pilot scale at present. But their strongest point is arguably their R&D platform which allows for significantly cheaper mass screening of microbes, meaning that they can more cost effectively oprtimize their fermentation processes.

Their goal is to provide a more sustainable way to produce food and cosmetics ingredients, who today are often manufactured purely by traditional chemical methods. Being able to produce this through precision fermentation not only makes it a natural product, but also has the potential to make it more cost effective and ensuring a more local supply chain.

Their stain engineering team is at the heart of their operations and one of their biggest team. Apart from the manager/team leader there are 5 team members that you would be responsible for in this position. The main objective is of course to develop more efficient strains of microbiomes, primarily e. coli but could also involve S. cerevisiae.

We estimate that you would spend around 50% of the time hands-on and the rest in a more managerial and project management role. You will also work closely with the fermentation and analytical teams of course.

In total the company has around 20 employees and is such still very much a small R&D company, but their funding is good and they will likely grow significantly over the coming years. So your role may well expand and as well as their product portfolio as well as their internal production capabilities.

If leading a team whilst still not losing the hands-on aspect appeals to you, then we would love to hear from you.


Given the nature of the position we do require a couple of years of industry experience in a similar position involving strain engineering. In particular it would be an advantage if this has been on e. coli bacteria.

The company language is English but the position would require you to work on-site in Copenhagen during most days.

Being proficient in automation tools such as Python, as well as bioinformatics such as NGS would be major advantages as well.


You can apply by clicking the apply button here and attaching a CV, or alternatively contact Anders Sandberg, Associate Partner at NonStop Consulting, directly for a confidential chat. He can be found on Linkedin or by calling any number on NonStop Consultings website. In regards to your CV, don’t worry if it is not fully updated as we can deal with that after an initial call that would have established your interest and suitability for the position.

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