Administrative Coordinator for international research center

Center for Biosustainability

Make a huge difference for numerous colleagues and make the world a better place

If your skills and professional interest lies in the crossfield of administration, coordination and natural science, we have just the right job for you. That is, if you want to utilize all of your good skills, build new knowledge and make a very tangible difference for multiple colleagues that will benefit from your activities.

At DTU Biosustain we develop the next generation (bio) technology using synthetic biology techniques. We create novel methods and technologies as a foundation for development of new environment friendly products, better and less energy consuming manufacturing processes, new natural products, climate friendly farming, etc. In other words, we try to solve some of the biggest challenges in the history of mankind, and you will get the chance to add your personal mark to this.

Coordinate and administrate multiple activities in a very international setting
You will join a world-class science center with approx. 250 employees of which many are international top scientists working in different research programs. These involve a great number of stakeholders internally at DTU and partners externally at numerous universities and companies all over the world.

To manage such a complex setting we need rock slid coordination and administration, and that’s where you enter the scene as organizational wingman/woman for our Deputy to the Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) and Chief Partnership Officer (CPO). Your primary tasks will be to:

  • Coordinate, prepare, and book meetings, including preparation of invitations, communication with speakers and practical arrangements
  • Handle administrative ad hoc tasks, incl. drafting and updating documents and presentations
  • Draft and send out surveys as well as processing the output – in collaboration with the deputy
  • Coordinate and execute tasks that support the establishment of networks for researchers
  • Assist with planning and execution of events like symposia, conferences and larger meetings
  • Deliver administrative and practical assistance with various projects

Your new workplace is DTU Biosustain’s top class facilities at DTU’s main campus in Lyngby, Copenhagen. Here you can look forward to being part of a highly interesting and very international center counting top scientists and specialists from all over the globe. We have a friendly and informal environment with room for having a good time together as well as flexible working conditions.

This is a full-time position (37 hours per week). However, we are open towards suitable candidates who wish to work part-time (minimum 25 hours).

Experience within coordination and administration – maybe even in a life science setup
As the one to make multiple tasks and deadlines come together, you will need all of your good overview backed by your ability to handle many parallel tasks and assignments and still keep track of deadlines and details. 

As you will support of the team meetings and our communications activities, you will need good communication skills and a solid command of English. As supporter you must thrive on helping other people and bring the same love to administrative routine tasks as you bring to more complex assignments. As part of this, you do not wait for others to get back to you – you are the proactive team player that makes things happen. Additionally, your CV comprises:

  • A degree in business administration or natural sciences
  • Several years of experience within administration, coordination and communication
  • Solid MS Office skills
  • Maybe experience from working in a life science setup – or as minimum motivation for acquiring knowledge in the life science domain

Further information
If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Sünje Johanna Pamp, Senior Executive Advisor, Deputy to the Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) and Chief Partnership Officer (CPO) at

If necessary, we will set up an additional phone call to ensure your understanding of the job and your many opportunities.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations or the OAO-collective agreement and HK/Stat (The National Union of Commercial and Clerical Employees). The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

The starting date is 15 September 2022 (or according to mutual agreement). The position is time limited to 31 December 2025 where the current Center grant expires.

Please submit your online application no later than 15 August 2022 (Danish time). You can apply for the position online at Open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach your motivated application, CV and exam certificates. 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. All qualified candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

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

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain)
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 Microbial Foods. Learn more at

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 13,400 students and 5,800 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.