Laboratory Technician for Teaching and Research

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A full time laboratory technician position is available at the Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine, Protein Chemistry and Enzyme Technology section. Daily workplace will be at Lyngby Campus.

The position will support research activities at the section, which use a wide range of techniques including molecular biology, recombinant protein production and purification, enzymology, protein biophysics and crystallisation for structural analysis. The position also includes practical responsibility for an experimental biochemistry BSc course and taking part common tasks within the section.

Responsibilities and tasks
This is a position for you, if you are:

  • Motivated and proud to deliver the best within research and teaching responsibilities
  • Flexible and can manage working efficiently with different projects
  • Find joy in learning new concepts and techniques and developing your skills
  • Enjoying working in a dynamic and international research environment

Your tasks will be to:

  • Perform and document research experimental activities
  • Take responsibility for the practical part of an experimental biochemistry course
  • Support common section activities including responsibility for equipment and laboratories

You should have a laboratory technician education and experience from a research and/or teaching environment. Expertise in production and purification of recombinant proteins, carbohydrate active enzyme assays, analyses and enzyme kinetics.

Ideal candidates:

  • Have a good balance of being well organized and efficient
  • Good command of written and oral English and Danish communication
  • Proficiency in Word and Excel is a good advantage

The assessment of candidates will be made by Profs Maher Abou Hachem, Jens Preben Morth and Tech Coordinator Michael Krogsgaard Nielsen.

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 appointment terms
Salary and employment conditions are in accordance with the OAO-S joint agreement and association agreement for office workers, laboratory technicians and IT staff (HK/Stat) signed with the Danish Ministry of Finance.

The work will be mainly carried out at the DTU Lyngby campus, but research exchange stay(s) to the labs of international collaboration partners may take place as relevant in the project.

The employment is expected to start 1 January 2021.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Maher Abou Hachem, tel.: +45 4525 2732, e-mail:

You can read more about the Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine at and about the PCET section at

Application and contact
Please submit your online application no later than 25 November 2020 (Danish time). Open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach your motivated application, CV and exam certificates.

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

If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Maher Abou Hachem, tel.: +45 4525 2732, e-mail:

You can read more about the Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine at and about the PCET section at

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

DTU Bioengineering
The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) is an international leader in the areas of biotechnology and biomedicine. Our engineering approach to all aspects of biotechnology and biomedicine positions us as a valuable player with unique competences in a growing bio-based economy and with health systems transforming towards personalized medicine. We have a clear focus on the needs in the life science industry and point towards innovation, new businesses and scientific services for the benefit of society. The department has extensive collaborations with national and international research units and industry. DTU Bioengineering has approx. 290 employees, of which 2/3 are scientific staff. The department is located at DTU Lyngby Campus

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