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Technician/Engineer to Pilot Plant/Process Central Analytical Hub

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet


We are looking for a high level Technician or an Engineer with solid background and specialization in instrumental chemical analysis. Our ambition is to develop a central analytical hub serving teaching activities in the Department as well as research activities across the different research units and you will have an instrumental role in this challenging and versatile task.

Responsibilities and tasks You will:

  • Support in developing a wide array of chromatographic and spectroscopic separations for chemical and biochemical processes.
  • Support in developing a wide array of methods for biomass and materials characterization within biotechnology, catalytic, polymer and physical chemistry.
  • Support in developing analytical and sample preparation protocols.
  • Develop, maintain and update a database for all analytical methodologies of the hub.
  • Operate and maintain the analytical units of the hub and monitor use of equipment.
  • Train project students and new employees on sample preparation, protocols and use of equipment.
  • Ensure a smooth, uniform and reproducible analytical experience.

Qualifications We are looking for a high level Technician or an Engineer with a specialization in instrumental chemical analysis or equivalent qualifications with preferably more than 5 years practical experience within chemical and biochemical analytics.

We value that you:
  • Have good basic knowledge within chemistry, biochemistry and microbiology.
  • Have experience in developing analytical methods within chemistry, biochemistry, food, pharma, polymers or energy - in academia or industry.
  • Are service-minded, flexible and thrive by conveying knowledge and good practices to others.
  • Have good sense of order and like to help that our analytical laboratories are in nice and tidy conditions.
  • Are a person with a positive mindset and with very good planning, prioritizing and organizational skills.
  • Speak and understand English at a mothertonguelevet at the time of the application and have good command in Danish either from the start of after a short period of time.

Who are we

Our large Pilot Plant resides in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at DTU. It is a cross-functional matrix organization serving its approx. 300 employees and many students. Besides education and research, we support technology and process development within the industry and academic world. We consider us to be a world class chemical, biochemical and pharmaceutical pilot plant with more than 700 m2 pilot hall area and a 500 m2 expansion project in progress. The existing facility collects more than 30 industrial scale pilot plant set-ups representing all chemical and biochemical unit operations, and is supported by our associated laboratories and our skilled workshop.

We offer

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 Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

The position at the DTU Lyngby Campus.

Application and contact Please submit your online application no later than 15 May 2019 (local time). Open the 'Apply online' link, fill out the form and attach your motivated application, CV and exam certificates.

If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Associate Prof. Hariklia Gavala at +45 4525 6196 or email or Head of Department, Prof. Kim Dam-Johansen at +45 4525 2845 or email

You can read more about DTU Chemical Engineering here.

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

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.