Industrial Biotechnology: PhD scholarship 1663 views

A PhD position is available in Industrial Biotechnology at the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, DTU. The main aim of project is the study and design of strategies for optimal yeast propagation for bioprocesses. The project will include the development of on-line tools for qualifying and validating the quality of the propagated yeast for supporting fast startup of the subsequent production step.

Responsibilities and tasks involved:

  • The successful candidate will be responsible for carrying out cultivation experiments in lab scale to study the propagation efficiency dependency on selected process-relevant variables and to evaluate and develop analytical tools for monitoring and control of yeast quality during propagation.
  • The candidate will be responsible for performing different aspects of the project including both experimental work, data analysis and modelling.
  • The project will also involve testing in pilot-scale and potentially also a full-scale test at an industry partner site.


  • Applicant must have a master’s degree in engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineering.
  • Some experience with running fermentations and genuine knowledge within microbial physiology are essential.
  • Skills of handling different analytical methods and with multivariate data analysis will be an advantage.
  • Applicants must have methodical and communication skills and the ability to work independently towards applied research goals.
  • Fluency in English (speaking, reading and writing) is required.

Salary and appointment terms

  • The salary and appointment terms are in accordance with the current rules for PhD degree students.
  • The duration of employment is 3 years.
  • Expected starting date: September 2016.
  • Location: DTU Lyngby Campus.


  • Submit online application
  • The file must include: motivation letter (cover letter), CV, Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma.
—————Quick Overview————-
Organization Technical University of Denmark
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Country Denmark
Subject areas Biotechnology, Engineering
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open for all nationality
Deadline 31 July 2016

Contact: Assoc. professor Anna Eliasson Lantz, email:

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