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Research Assistant in Yeast Synthetic Biology
Center for Biosustainability
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Thursday 07 Oct 21
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We are seeking a talented and driven Research Assistant to work on protein
engineering using high throughput screens in yeast. The candidate will join
the Cell Architecture Group (PI Ryan T. Gill) at the Novo Nordisk Foundation
Center for Biosustainability (CFB) in Denmark. The Cell Architecture Group
is developing cellular engineering technologies based on high-throughput and
multiplexed genome editing (CRISPR) for a wide range of downstream
applications from industrial biotech to cell therapies. We operate under a
design-build-test-learn philosophy and have a strong focus on
commercialization of technology developed in the group. The CFB is part of the
Technical University of Denmark and provides a world-class research
environment with state-of-the-art facilities and advanced technologies with
special emphasis on cell factory engineering and systems biology technologies.
Responsibilities and qualifications
The candidate will focus on designing and implementing CRISPR-based libraries
for protein engineering in yeast. This work leverages on previous technologies
developed in our laboratory (https: // doi.org/10.1038/nbt.3718,
https: // doi.org/10.1021/acssynbio.0c00159
https: // doi.org/10.1016/j.ymben.2018.07.007). The candidate will be expected
to drive and assist the research project forward by taking an active role in
defining project goals, planning experiments, and analyzing data.
Specific tasks include:
Design and implement genetic circuits in yeast
Design and implementation of CRISPR libraries
Screening of libraries using FACS
Libraries sequencing using automation workflows and NGS technologies
Design, implement and execute critical experiments associated with a
Document experimental design and results in electronic lab notebooks
Analyze and organize data to draw meaningful conclusions
As a formal qualification, you must have a master's degree in Biotechnology,
Bioengineering, Molecular Biology or similar
Furthermore you must
Have experience with molecular biology/synthetic biology
Have experience with NGS library preparation and data analysis is a plus
Have excellence in independent problem solving
Enjoy sharing knowledge and experience with others
The ability to lead multiple projects and support collaborations
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 initial period of employment is 1 year.
The place of employment is the DTU main campus in Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark.
You can read more about career paths at DTU here .
Further information may be obtained from David Romero-Suarez, Postdoctoral
Researcher (email@example.com) or Marina Mohr, Scientific Coordinator
You can read more about Cell Architecture at
If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in
Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.
Please submit your online application no later than 5 November 2021
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)
List of publications
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race,
religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
The Cell Architecture section works with developing technologies within
genome engineering. The technologies span the entire iterative
biotechnological cycle consisting of the steps: design, build, test and learn.
The group aims at developing genome engineering technologies that address
society's growing need for engineered cells, which spans a broad range of
application areas including human health, sustainability, novel materials, the
microbiome and the environment among others. The vision is to develop and
disseminate such technologies in manners that result in rapid adoption and
generate broad and significant impact.
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU
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
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 vision to develop and
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
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.