GlycoProfiling Analyst

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet


The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (CFB) at DTU invites applications for a position in the glycoprofiling efforts at the Center. The CFB focuses on developing the next generation of cell factories deploying advanced metabolic engineering techniques, and the development of bioprocesses for a sustainable production of chemicals and high value compounds including therapeutic proteins.

The overall mission of CFB is to contribute to research, development and innovation within the following scientific areas: Discovery of novel biosynthesis routes and exploration of compounds suitable for a sustainable bio production and shortening the time of production strain development through intelligent design of cell factories.

Job Description

The Candidate will be part of the Analytics Group; the purpose is to provide a reliable, accurate and high through put analytical services for the center as a whole. The analytical platforms used, are primarily be based on state of the art mass spectrometry technologies, using either GC or HPLC separation technologies.

The person appointed will be responsible for developing and growing a state-of-the-art glycoprofiling unit at CFB. The unit will operate within the general analytic core facility at CFB. The candidate will be responsible for the analysis N-glycan from the protein production engineering efforts at the centre. The candidate will be expected to frequently interact and actively support other team members in their day-to-day tasks.

The appointee will be responsible for the daily operation of the group. The appointee will be responsible for:

  • Method development and validation
  • Writing and maintaining SOP's
  • Setting up and maintaining protocols and training other personnel to the highest standards
  • Co-coordinating the work undertaken by the lab with CFB, CCG and others.
  • Co-coordinating glycol-engineering projects
  • Day to day line management of staff and projects
  • Collaborating on grant applications

Qualifications The ideal candidate will have
  • A PhD and experience working in a regulated environment
  • Have significant HPLC and Mass Spectrometry method development and validation
  • Have both National and International network
  • Experience in developing and managing glyco-engineering projects
  • An interest in driving technical development based on rigorous science
  • Capable of working on their own initiative when appropriate
  • Proven leadership abilities and able to work creatively in a team environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking and communication skills
  • Strong oral and written skills

What we offer in return We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international atmosphere with the focus on research, teaching, innovation and scientific advice for the benefit of the surrounding community. We place emphasis on a high level of professionalism among our staff, so skills development is an integral part of our organization. We offer a great flexibility in the position. In the area of technical and natural sciences, DTU is one of the leading research and education institutions in Europe.

Salary and terms of employment

The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The position will be as senior officer. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The position is permanent.

Startdate as soon as possible.

The place of work will be the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain), DTU Lyngby Campus.

You can read more about CFB on

Application procedure and contact

We must have your online application by 24 May 2019.

To apply, please open the link "apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English. The file must include, Application (cover letter), CV and Diploma (PhD).

Applications must be submitted as pdf files containing all materials to be given consideration.

Further information may be obtained from Head of Analytics, Hanne Bjerre Christensen tel. +45 24653685.

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

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

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability is an international research center at the Technical University of Denmark funded by a grant of 1.1 billion DKK from Novo Nordisk Foundation. The center conducts research in metabolic engineering of cell factories, in silico systems biology, metagenomics and plant biochemistry with the purpose of developing new processes and technologies that can support a more sustainable bio-based production of valuable chemicals in the future. The Center brings together some of the world's leading researchers in the field and will possess the advanced equipment and facilities required for achieving its ambitious research goals. Impact on society by innovation has a high priority and the Center collaborates worldwide with biotech companies and chemical industries to facilitate the dissemination and exploitation of its results. Additional information can be found at

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.

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