Postdoc in Genetic Engineering of Filamentous Fungi

Technical University of Denmark, Denmark is inviting applicants to apply for a postdoctoral researcher position in bioinformatics. Potential candidates should apply before March 06, 2019.

Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine is a major Danish research and teaching department in the field of systems biology and is involved in a wide range of research activities within its field.

We are seeking an ambitious postdoc with a documented history of scientific excellence to be affiliated with the Eukaryotic Molecular Cell Biology. The candidate will be part of a larger project DIVERSIFY that includes River Stone, Novozymes and Novo Nordisk as industrial partners. The position is funded by a grant from the Innovation Fund Denmark. Responsibilities and tasks Fungi are of large economic importance due to their widespread application in industry and their natural capabilities as highly efficient cell factories. In particular as producers of industrial enzymes and medically relevant metabolites. Recently the genetic tools for engineering model filamentous fungi have been greatly improved and one important purpose of this project is to transfer these technologies to an array of other fungi. The goal is to provide a simple system that allows for heterologous expression of genes in a large library of different fungal species. The candidate will be part of a larger project DIVERSIFY that also focus on yeast species. DIVERSIFY includes River Stone, Novozymes and Novo Nordisk as industrial partners. This postdoctoral position offers the unique opportunity to work in a dedicated team of PhD students. The postdoc’s main tasks will be: Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent.

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.

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.

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The position will start as soon as possible and terminate 14 March 2021. Further information may be obtained from Professor Uffe Hasbro Mortensen ( You can read more about Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine and the research groups at

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

TheDepartment of Biotechnology and Biomedicine(DTU Bioengineering) addresses challenges of societal and scientific importance within biotechnology, biomedicine, food technology and human health. The department is based on both basic and applied research and employs tools from biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, cellular biology, immunology, microbial ecology and physiology, bioinformatics and bio-engineering.Research is conducted within three main areas: Microbial ecology and physiology, Industrial biotechnology and cell factories, and Biomedicine and health. The department has extensive collaboration with national and international research units and industries. DTU Bioengineering has approx. 180 employees, of which 2/3 is scientific staff. The department is located at DTU Lyngby Campus.

Deadline: March 06, 2019
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