Showing posts with label Postdoctoral Scholarships. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Postdoctoral Scholarships. Show all posts

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Postdoc in Environmental Life Cycle Assessment of Waste and Resource Systems

 


Wishing to join forces with one of the internationally leading research groups within life cycle assessment modeling of waste management systems and technologies? Here is an opportunity to be part of our group and contribute with state-of-the-art assessment modeling, e.g. involving environmental life cycle assessment, life cycle costing, material flow analysis, and circularity analysis, with focus on resource circularity and circular economy. We work on a wide range of waste types and fractions, e.g. food waste, plastic, metals, textiles, and mixed residual waste, from the perspective of individual technologies to full systems.

Our studies are centered around the leading life cycle assessment model EASETECH (www.easetech.dk) and material flow analysis principles. We provide in-depth and well-documented studies that continuously pushes the boundaries for life cycle assessment of waste. We seek 1 or 2 Postdocs for our groups. We want you to be our new colleague.  

Responsibilities and qualifications
You are a responsible, organized and structured person with state-of-the-art and documented experience within consequential life cycle assessment modeling of waste systems, waste technologies, and circular economy solutions such as recovery, recycling and utilization. You should have solid experience with inventory data collection and modeling, data quality and uncertainty analysis, and robust interpretation of results.

We expect the successful candidate to take responsibility for externally funded research projects, contribute as key contact to external partners, ensure deliverables of high quality, as well as contribute to knowledge sharing in the group, co-supervision of student projects, teaching and external dissemination. Experience with EASETECH is considered a benefit.

As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

We offer
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 1-2 years, as agreed. Potential extension may be possible beyond this.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Thomas Fruergaard Astrup, thas@env.dtu.dk. Please clearly state the position title when contacting. 


You can read more about DTU Environment at www.env.dtu.dk/english.

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.  

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 6 July 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 and motivation (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • Scientific outline of experiences with environmental life cycle assessment of waste technologies and systems (e.g. study types/technologies/waste fractions, modelling approaches, software modelling tools, data collection, etc.)

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

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.

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Apply no later than 6 July 2021
Apply for the job at DTU Environment by completing the following form.

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Postdoc within Lactic Acid Bacteria Biology and Microfluidics Screening

 


The postdoc project will be a part of a collaboration between DTU in Lyngby and a large industrial partner. The main part of the project will be conducted at DTU Food in the research group of Microbial Biotechnology and Biorefining. The 2 year period will include experiments that might be conducted at the industrial partner’s premises.

You will work in close collaboration with other researchers and laboratory technicians in the group as well as scientists from our external partner, and will participate in the daily supervision of student projects. 

As postdoc, you will work with starter cultures using plant-derived lactic acid bacteria for plant-based dairy alternatives by applying new types of screening technology and method development for microfluidics and flow cytometryThe research will additionally focus on experimental droplet screening and assay design, NGS sequencing and microbial community analysis.

The team’s overarching focus is to support the major trends with new technological solutions that will shape the food industry in the future within the area of non-dairy (vegan) alternatives. This is in order to reduce the carbon footprint of foods and provide sustainable food production where plant fermentation may provide health benefits, longer shelf life and safer food products. 

Responsibilities and qualifications
The position involves research, publication, laboratory work and student supervision as well as teaching. The postdoc will take part in an industrial collaborative project. Additionally the candidate will also support the team in general ranging from basic to applied research as well as increasing the size of the in-house  lactic acid bacterial strain collection.

  • You will be responsible for developing the team’s capabilities within the fields of flow cytometry and/or microfluidics for screening environmental samples but also development of relevant functional assays.
  • You will contribute to further development of the research field in the team and in particular engage in enhancing the team’s competences within this field.
  • You will be in involved in expanding our in-house microbial strain collection.
  • The candidate will be engaged in research, supervision and innovation related to food microbiology.
  • The candidate will be involved in fundraising, and will be the main person involved in the collaboration with our industrial partner.
  • You will be involved in writing scientific publications and presenting at conferences both at national and international level.

Candidates with below qualifications will be preferred: 

  • Hold a PhD degree (or equivalent), within the field of life science with in for example Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry or Bioengineering Background.
  • Have a high motivation for research excellence
  • Academic qualifications within microbial screening and assay design, sequencing and microbial community analysis.
  • Have solid research experience in the field of flow cytometry and/or microfluidics
  • Have in depth experience with various in silico analysis and bioinformatics 
  • Experience with mass spectrometry techniques for species identification will be preferred.
  • Have international experience and a good written and spoken English.
  • Be interested in contributing to teaching at DTU, as well as contributing to supervision of student projects

Assessment
In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to:

  • Thorough experience in assay development
  • Specific experience within the field of food microbiology
  • Willingness to teach and supervise/educate DTU students
  • Innovative skills and the ability to generate new ideas
  • The ability to promote and utilize research results
  • Experience in teaching at university level
  • Social and team sprit
  • Research impact and experience
  • International impact and experience
  • Communication skills
  • Experience in funding and fundraising

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university that is 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. 

You can read more about career paths at DTU here

The position is for 2 years.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Senior Scientist Claus Heiner Bang- Berthelsen, tel.: +45 2986 6900.

You can read more about DTU Food on www.food.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.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 4 July 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)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

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

DTU Food (The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark) works within six technical focus areas: Biotechnology, nutrition, food quality, food safety, food technology and environment & human health. Activities cover a wide range of food products throughout the entire food chain from farm to table, comprising both research activities and research-based consulting and teaching. 

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.

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Apply no later than 4 July 2021
Apply for the job at DTU Food by completing the following form.

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Postdoc in Biochemistry and structural biology of cholesterol transport proteins for the discovery of new small molecule inhibitors

 

A postdoc fellowship in protein biochemistry and structural biology funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation is available at the Department of Chemistry at The Technical University of Denmark (DTU). The project will be under the supervision of Associate Professor Luca Laraia and will start on September 1st 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will join a young research team working at the interface of chemistry and biology.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The successful applicant for this position will become a vital element of the research programme of the laboratory. Their work should lead to the establishment of a biophysical and biochemical assay platform needed for identifying and validating inhibitors of cholesterol transport proteins. The project will be carried out in close collaboration with the group of Professor J. Preben Morth, based at the department for Biotechnology and Biomedicine at DTU.

Candidates should have a PhD in biochemistry or related discipline together with a knowledge of biochemistry and biophysical methods such as dynamic scanning fluorimetry, fluorescence polarization and FRET. Thorough knowledge of protein expression and purification will be necessary and it will be advantageous to have general knowledge of bacteriological methods, cloning, protein engineering and x-ray crystallography. The candidate should be highly motivated, able to work independently and should be confident in both written and spoken English. The applicant should strive towards scientific excellence, be ambitious and hard working.

We offer
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 position is available for 24 months in the first instance and will start on September 1st  2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further questions about the project should be directed to Luca Laraia, email: luclar@kemi.dtu.dk or phone: 0045 45252495

Please do not send applications to this e-mail address, instead apply online as described below.

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 2 July 2021 (Danish time).

Please note that applicants will be evaluated on an ongoing basis.

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)
  • CV (including a list of publications and contact details for 2-3 references)
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

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

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.

Apply for this job

Apply no later than 2 July 2021
Apply for the job at DTU Chemistry by completing the following form.

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Saturday, June 12, 2021

Postdoctoral researcher in Ubiquitin Signalling (biochemistry and mechanisms of stress and inflammation signalling)

 

A 2-year postdoc position in ubiquitin signalling is available from 1 September 2021 or shortly thereafter (starting date can be negotiated) in the laboratory of Associate Professor Rune Busk Damgaard .The project is funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation and the successful candidate will join an ambitious and international research team at the Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine, Technical University of Denmark.

Research in the Ubiquitin Signalling and Inflammation Lab aims at understanding how cell signalling, particularly at the interface of inflammation, cell death, and metabolism, is regulated by ubiquitin modifications and how dysregulation of these signalling mechanisms leads to disease development, including autoinflammatory diseases and cancer. A particular focus of the lab is to explore and understand the cellular functions of the enigmatic 'atypical' ubiquitin chains. Our long-term goal is to discover new signalling mechanism and identify molecular processes that can be targeted pharmacologically to treat cancer and other diseases caused by chronic or dysregulated inflammation.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The postdoc will pioneer the development of new tools for deciphering atypical ubiquitin chain signalling, including M1-linked/linear chains, to understand how these ubiquitin modifications control cell signalling.

The project will involve experimental laboratory work using nanobody discovery and phage display technologies, molecular cloning, protein biochemistry, recombinant protein expression, in vitro assays, molecular cell biology, and cell culture systems to develop new techniques and tools to study the function of the enigmatic atypical ubiquitin modifications in cells. The project may also include cutting-edge mass spectrometry-based proteomics analyses performed in collaboration with the DTU Proteomics Core.

We are looking for a talented, curious, and highly motivated a candidate with the following qualifications and experience for this ambitious and pioneering project:

Essential skills:

  • PhD degree in biochemistry, molecular biology, or similar field
  • Strong background in biochemistry, molecular biology, and experimental design / assay development
  • Solid, demonstrated experience in protein biochemistry, including recombinant protein design, expression, and purification
  • Demonstrated experience in molecular biology, including PCR and molecular cloning, gel electrophoresis, and DNA sequencing
  • Demonstrated experience in in vitro enzymatic assays

Desirable skills:

  • Experience with ubiquitin signalling, protein quality control, or cell stress
  • Experience with analysis of cell signalling and multiprotein complexes (e.g. immunoprecipitation and pulldowns, western blotting, etc.)
  • Experience with phage display technologies or nanobody discovery
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture and cell biology
  • Experience with flow cytometry
  • Experience with genome editing (e.g. CRISPR/Cas9)
  • Experience with mass spectrometry-based proteomics

The successful candidate should thrive in a highly ambitious research group and will have demonstrated the ability to work independently and a documented track record of publication in internationally recognised peer-reviewed journals. Good communication skills in both written and spoken English are a requirement.

We offer
The Ubiquitin Signalling and Inflammation Lab offers a highly ambitious, exciting, encouraging, and dynamic work environment. Together, we design and execute experiments that lead to discovery of new signalling mechanisms involved in development of inflammatory disease and cancer. We work together in a young and fun team. We grow together as scientists to tackle important, fundamental research questions. Read more about the lab and our research here: http://bioengineering.dtu.dk/usi

The Ubiquitin Signalling and Inflammation lab is part of the Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine, Technical University of Denmark. The department is highly interdisciplinary and a leading department within life sciences in Denmark, covering both fundamental, technological, and applied aspects of biomedical research. The successful candidate will join a recently started lab with excellent funding and support from Novo Nordisk Foundation, Lundbeck Foundation, and DTU. The candidate will benefit from a thriving international and collaborative community and state-of-the-art facilities with access to cutting-edge technologies and equipment.

DTU is a leading technical university globally recognised 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 characterised by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Associate Professor Rune Busk Damgaard together with relevant project partners. Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis.

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.

This is a full-time position. The start date is 1 September 2021 or as negotiated. The position is for 2 years in the first instance. The maximum employment period as a postdoc is 4 years.

The laboratory is located at DTU Lyngby Campus (Greater Copenhagen, Denmark).

Further information
Informal enquiries and requests for further information should be directed to Associate Professor Rune Busk Damgaard (rudam@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.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 12 July 2021

Applications must be submitted as a single PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • List of publications
  • Academic diplomas (PhD, or MSc diploma if PhD degree has not been conferred)
  • Names and contact details for two academic references

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

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.

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Apply no later than 12 July 2021
Apply for the job at DTU Bioengineering by completing the following form.

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