Research Assistant in Mechanical / Electrical Engineering

DTU Fødevareinstituttet
tirsdag 11 sep 18

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Frist 22. oktober 2018
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The National Food Institute (DTU Food), a department at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), invites applications for a position as research assistant in the research group of Nano-Bio Science preferably starting January 1., 2019, or soon after. The position is for one year, with the possibility for extension.

The PROBIO project is a collaboration project between Chr. Hansen and DTU-Food, Research Group for Nano-Bio Science supported by the Innovation Fund Denmark.  The project aims to develop technologies to encapsulate probiotic bacteria to utilize in health-promoting foods.

Responsibilities and tasks
Your responsibilities will include:
  • Participation in the experimental planning of the project
  • Laboratory work within the field of design mechanical / electrical engineering and testing laboratory processing equipments
  • Execution of electrohydrodynamic processing methods
  • Handling and reporting of experimental data

Candidates should have a master’s degree in engineering or equivalent.

The ideal candidate has:
  • You must have a MSc degree within mechanical or electrical engineering or similar study programmes
  • You have experience with and enjoy lab work
  • You have hands-on experience with fabricating small laboratory scale systems and devices
  • Experience in areas such as fundamental classical mechanics, fluid and hydrodynamics, engineering design, materials engineering, micro/nanomanufacturing, and electrical fields, or related areas
  • Experience in electrohydrodynamics will be considered an advantage
  • You communicate fluently in English
  • You can work with deadlines and pressure
  • You are flexibile, enthusiastic, responsible, have team spirit and excellent collaboration skills

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international atmosphere with the focus on research and innovation in collaboration with Chr Hansen, one of the largest companies in biotech/food sector.

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 Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

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The position is for one year.

Further information
If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Professor Ioannis S. Chronakis (, Researcher Ana C. Mendes  ( or Engineer Peter R. Stubbe (

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Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 22 October 2018 (Local 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 in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc)

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

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

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.