E-learning Specialist for an Education Program in Fermentation Based Biomanufacturing

DTU Bioengineering
Monday 03 Sep 18

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DTU Bioengineering is offering a position within e-learning and student recruitment.

Danish biotech and pharma industry has seen a significant growth in the past two decades and now contributes to more than 5 % of the total GDP in Denmark. Fermentation technology is the backbone of this production and there is a need for continuous development and upgrading of specialized expertise in this field. Therefore, DTU will establish a world-class Fermentation Based Biomanufacturing (FBM) initiative to strengthen the MSc, PhD and life-long-learning (LLL) educational programs offered by the university.

The research and educational program in this initiative will be supported by three DTU
hosted departments: Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (CFB), DTU
Bioengineering, and DTU Chemical Engineering, which in combination cover cell factory-based production from upstream to downstream development and from microscale to pilot scale.

Responsibilities and tasks
We are seeking a senior educational officer to assist a Joint programme manager in developing the educational programs across the three DTU departments, and to be responsible for recruitment of students to the different activities.

The senior educational officer will:

  • be overall responsible for supporting the scientists in the pedagogical use of e-learning tools
  • be departmental specialist in Coursera and Desire2Learn (called DTU Learn at DTU)
  • plan and run educational arrangements on e-learning (workshops, seminars)
  • develop and execute promotion activities related to the MSc, PhD and LLL-courses to recruit students.

All work tasks will be carried out in close collaboration with the Joint programme Manager and staff at DTU. The position will be part of the organizational unit called Teaching Core at DTU Bioengineering.

Candidates should have a degree or extensive experience in pedagogics, and extensive knowledge on e-learning tools. Experience with organizational work and PR in relation to educations will be an advantage.

We are looking for a candidate with strong background in the pedagogical use of e-learning tools. Knowledge of Coursera and/or Desire2Learn will be an advantage, as will experience with educational PR.

We expect candidates to be dedicated to facilitate development of excellent educational programs. You must be very well organized, structured and capable of interacting with many different people. In addition, a good sense of humor will be appreciated. Reading and understanding Danish is not required but an advantage.

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international atmosphere with the focus on research, teaching, innovation and scientific advice for the benefit of the surrounding community. We place emphasis on a high level of professionalism among our staff, so skills development is an integral part of our organization. We offer a great flexibility in the position. In the area of technical and natural sciences, DTU is one of the leading research and education institutions in Europe.

Salary and appointment terms
The salary and appointment terms are based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

The period of employment is 4 years.

The main work place is DTU Bioengineering at Lyngby campus.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Head of Department Bjarke Bak Christensen, bbch@dtu.dk or +45 3066 4233.

You can read more about the three departments at their individual web pages:

DTU Bioengineering, www.bioengineering.dtu.dk.

DTU Chemical Engineering, www.kt.dtu.dk

Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, www.biosustain.dtu.dk

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

Please submit your online application no later than 24 September 2018.

Applications must be submitted as one 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:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma (an official translation into English)
The assessment of the applicants will be finished ultimo October 2018.

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

The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) conducts research, educates future bio-engineers, provides scientific advice and innovate within the areas of microbiology, biochemistry, biotechnology and biomedicine. The research at DTU Bioengineering is at the highest international level and focuses on the societal and scientific challenges within the field. 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.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.