Technician at state-of-the-art biotechnology automation lab

onsdag 11 mar 20

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Do you want to develop your skills while making the world a better place?

If you have experience within laboratory automation in the life sciences, and you are looking for a job where you can further develop your skills and knowledge, where you can work with the newest equipment and technologies, and where you will contribute in groundbreaking scientific studies, this is it. Your personal efforts will contribute to the development of new treatments for diseases that we cannot fight today, to reducing the use of toxics in global farming, to reducing energy use in manufacturing, and to yet to be discovered bio-based world bettering technologies.

Broad lab responsibility across methods, projects, procedures and equipment
Your mission is to assist automation engineers and scientists at our state-of-the-art lab at DTU Biosustain in Lyngby. We are working to develop new automation platforms to help the researchers at our center and abroad solve the most challenging problems in biology.  You will get the opportunity to develop your skills at the very forefront of new lab methods and technologies and expand your knowledge considerately within synthetic biology. You will assist within:

  • The development and validation of automated methods on different types of integrated and customized automation workstations such as the Tecan EVO or Agilent Bravo
  • Troubleshooting and optimizing protocols in collaboration with domain experts.  This will include prototyping automated workflows in SBS format labware using 8-channel pipettes
  • Preparing media, inoculum, and other reagents used for high throughput strain cultivation. 
  • Managing the group’s inventory including the ordering of reagents, materials, and labware
  • Maintaining and servicing robotics and liquid handling equipment

Experience in microbiology, analytical chemistry, and genomics as related to biotechnology
We are looking for a colleague with the same collaborative and open mindset that is a trademark for our group. As your primary objective is to provide critical support for our more senior staff, you must be willing to help with and to handle a broad spectrum of tasks with the same dedication and attention to detail. We expect that you are eager to learn new things, to develop your skills, and are motivated to be a part of a multidisciplinary and multicultural team. Added to this, your CV comprises:

  • Technical education in automation, chemistry, biology, biochemistry, or similar field
  • Experience programming and operating liquid handlers and other automated laboratory equipment
  • Experience and/or interest in microbiology and biochemistry (e.g., experience in suspension cultivation of microbes and/or mammalian cells)
  • Experience and/or interest in analytical chemistry is needed (e.g., metabolomics, fluxomics, and proteomics sample handling protocols)
  • Interest in working with script based programming (e.g. Python)

DTU Biosustain – your new department
At DTU Biosustain we use synthetic biology techniques for the development of advanced materials and chemicals, smart and sustainable agriculture, and personalized human health applications. We are breaking new land at the absolute forefront of what is possible.  We have the funding, the knowhow, and the latest state-of-the-art technology and equipment needed to succeed. You can learn more at

Salary and terms of employment
Your new workplace is the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (CFB) at Building 220, Kemitorvet, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark.

The appointment will be based on the collective agreement between the Union of Commercial and Clerical Employees in Denmark (HK) and laboratory technicians at DTU. 

Application and contact
Please submit your online application no later than 5 April 2020. Open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach all materials to be given consideration including CV, cover letter, diploma and if relevant list of publications.

If you have any questions, you are very welcome to contact Senior Scientist, Douglas McCloskey at If necessary, we will set up an additional phone call to ensure your understanding of the job and your many opportunities.


All qualified 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 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.