Postdoc in Electrochemically Assisted Microbial CO2 Reduction
At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Chemistry and
Bioscience, a position as Postdoc to investigate electrochemical induced
carbon capture in microorganisms, is open for appointment from 01.09.2021 –
30.09.2023 or soon hereafter. The position is located within the Section of
Biotechnology with working place in Aalborg.
The Post Doc project is an interdisciplinary high-risk high-gain project
funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. It is related to development and proof-
of-concept demonstration of a highly efficient combined
electrochemical/microbial CO2 reduction that follows a completely new concept.
Through the application of advanced molecular techniques it is the aim to
study how electrochemical stimulation of the enzymatic pathways related to
carbon capture. The research group collaborates with external partners in a
mission driven development of new energy technology for the green transition.
The candidate will be applying combinations of metagenomics and proteomics in
combinations with isotopes (C13-labelled substrates) for the study of
induced carbon capture activity in complex microbial samples with the aim to
study the involved enzymology.
You are expected to have practical experience with microbial processes and
advanced molecular biology (combining metagenomics and metaproteomics) and
work with isotopes. Experiences with analytical methods for the degradation of
recalcitrant compounds and good skills in scientific dissemination of results
are an advantage.
Limited teaching within the area can be expected.
The Department of Chemistry and Bioscience consists of five sections of which
three are situated in Aalborg with research and teaching in Biotechnology,
Applied Chemistry and Biology & Environmental Science. Moreover, one section
is located in Copenhagen on Sustainable Biotechnology and one section is
situated in Esbjerg on Chemical Engineering. You will be collaborating with
other members of the Functional Ecology group under the supervision by
Professor Jeppe Lund Nielsen.
Competences of the successful applicant:
Hold an outstanding Master degree in Biotechnology, Bioprocess Engineering
or in a relevant program
Research experience in microbial processes
Experience with genomics and proteomics
Complex problem solving skills and critical thinking
Ability to work in an international team
Inter- and multidisciplinary thinking
Ability to conduct work in a structured and systematic manner and with a
sufficient degree of independence
An integrative and cooperative personality with excellent communication
and social skills
Fluency in English – written and oral
You may obtain further information about the project from Prof. Jeppe Lund
Nielsen by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or
similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant
will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot
exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.
The application must contain the following:
A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in
relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are
A current curriculum vitae.
Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you
could be asked for an official English translation.
Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be
attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be
considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or
boards, participation in organisations and the like.
Additional qualifications in relation to the position.
The applications are only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online"
Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for
applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment
committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be
informed whether they will be assessed or not.
AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from
all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.
For further information concerning the application procedure please contact
HR-Partner Lone Lund by mail email@example.com or phone (+45) 9940 3494.
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Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of
Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of
Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment
and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed
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