Postdoctoral positions in Sustainability, Genomics, Microbiology, and Bioinformatics/Data Science – DTU Biosustain

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet

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Postdoctoral positions in Sustainability, Genomics, Microbiology, and Bioinformatics/Data Science – DTU Biosustain


Danmarks Tekniske Universitet

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Job Description:DTU Biosustain is actively seeking candidates for postdoctoral roles in fields such as sustainability, genomics, microbiology, and bioinformatics/data science. We welcome applications from researchers in these or related fields, especially those focusing on large-scale data integration using advanced technologies (e.g., long-read, single-cell, microscopy, metabolic) for sustainable food and agricultural production. We encourage a broad interpretation of potential research topics, and are interested in candidates who explore any organism, timescale, or level of biological organization, utilizing both computational and experimental methods. Our ideal candidate will pursue ambitious, innovative research questions with rigorous and creative methods, be enthusiastic about working in a multidisciplinary team, and contribute to our diverse, collaborative community.The position offers ample opportunities for interaction with various departments and programs, enhancing the university’s commitment to diversity and academic excellence.Responsibilities

  • Conduct cutting-edge research in sustainability, genomics, microbiology, bioinformatics, or related fields. This includes developing and implementing experimental and computational methods to advance the field.
  • Utilize advanced technologies such as long-read sequencing, single-cell analysis, microscopy, and metabolic profiling for large-scale data integration. Focus on sustainable food and agricultural production.
  • Address ambitious research questions using rigorous and creative methodologies. This involves identifying and solving complex problems in the relevant fields of study.
  • Engage in collaborative work with a diverse team of scientists and researchers from various disciplines. This includes sharing expertise, contributing to team projects, and participating in interdisciplinary research activities.
  • Actively participate in the scientific community at DTU Biosustain. This includes attending and presenting at conferences, publishing research findings in peer-reviewed journals, and engaging in academic discussions.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to junior researchers, students, or interns. This may involve supervising projects, providing academic advice, and assisting in the development of research skills.


  • Proficiency in computational biology/bioinformatics
  • Domain knowledge: Sustainability, Genomics, Microbiology
  • Proficiency in programming (python or others)
  • Motivation to learn, contribute and adapt

You can look forward to being part of a leading research and education institution in Europe where on-going development of skills and knowledge is a part of the foundation. You will have great flexibility, as trust and respect are some of the values we build our results on.As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).We offer
At DTU Biosustain we develop the next generation of sustainable biotechnologies using synthetic biology techniques. We create novel production methods and technologies as a foundation for the development of new environmentally friendly products, more energy efficient manufacturing processes, new medical treatments, climate friendly farming, etc.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 period of employment is 3 years.Workplace is DTU’s main campus in Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark.Further information
If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Shilpa Garg at (for questions related to terms of employment).You can read more about DTU Biosustain 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 29 February 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)
  • CV
  • A four-page vision statement outlining their prospective research questions and how these align with major unresolved issues in their field. This should be a forward-looking document, building on past research and focusing on future plans at Biosustain.
  • 2-3 papers/preprints
  • Contact details for three references
  • A one-page statement on the broader impact of their professional work
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD – in English)
  • List of publications

Applications and enclosures 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.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.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 07:25:03 GMT

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