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Postdoc in Enzyme Degradation of Alginate
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Thursday 10 Jun 21
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A postdoctoral position is available from August 1st in connection with the
project “WPAC, Structure and Design of Whey Protein Alginate Complexes”
granted by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The research is carried out at DTU
Bioengineering in collaboration with Department of Biotechnology, Norwegian
University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim; Department of
Biology, University of Copenhagen; Center for Molecular Protein Science, Lund
University and Department of Food Science, University of Copenhagen. This
postdoctoral project will focus on discovery, structure, substrate
specificity, mode of action and synergy of alginate degrading enzymes from gut
bacteria including the ability to degrade alginate-whey protein.complexes.
This position is an excellent opportunity for acquiring experience within
fundamental protein chemistry and enzymology relevant for a range of
applications in biotechnology and food science.
Responsibilities and qualifications
The new postdoc will focus on discovery and characterization of alginate
degrading enzymes from gut bacteria in collaboration with our partners and
young scientists in our research groups. The methods include genome mining,
recombinant production of candidate enzymes, identification of reaction
mechanisms and specificity including use of mutational analysis,
crystallization and structure characterization as well as assessment of
efficacy in degradation of alginate-whey protein complexes. Applicants are
required to have excellent qualifications in two or more of the areas listed
Structural characterization of alginate-protein complexes
In vitro digestion of whey protein alginate particles
Candidate gene identification and recombinant protein production
Protein structure/function relationships
As a formal qualification, you must hold 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.
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 up to 1 year and 3 months.
You can read more about career paths at DTU here .
The postdoc will be associated with the Enzyme and Protein Chemistry group at
DTU Bioengineering. You may get further information from Prof. Birte Svensson
firstname.lastname@example.org or +45 20 74 62 05.
You can read more about DTU Bioengineering at
https: // www. bioengineering.dtu.dk/
If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in
Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 25 June
2021 (Danish time).
Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to
be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill
out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in
one PDF file. The file must include:
Application (cover letter)
Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
List of publications
Letters of recommendation (optional)
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race,
religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
DTU Bioengineering is an important contributor to the areas of biotechnology,
food technology and human and animal health, through the advances we make in
research, technology and innovation and through the training and education of
first-class BScs, MScs and PhDs in bioengineering.
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global challenges formulated in the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
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create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision
lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an
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