Laboratory Technicians (Laboranter) – DTU Bioengineering; National Biologics Facility

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Do you want to help ensuring that DTU makes a solid difference to significant societal challenges such as discovery and development of new therapeutic products?

Do you thrive in an environment that accommodates both the heavy research and the business-oriented collaboration with small and large companies?

Then we may have the perfect opportunity for you.

The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) is currently recruiting a number of Laboratory Technicians (Laborant) for our newly established National Biologics Facility, a protein development facility based on a previous 8 year program on improving recombinant protein production through cell line engineering.

Responsibilities and tasks
The Laboratory Technicians will report to the Director of the CHO Core and responsibilities will include:

  • Participation in setting up of new laboratory facilities.
  • Handling, transfection and culturing of mammalian cell lines
  • FACS sorting and FACS analysis of mammalian cells
  • Performing laboratory work for purification and characterization of recombinant proteins
  • Handling and reporting of experimental data in Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) and LIMS systems
  • Participation in the general operation and maintenance of the laboratory stocks, facilities and equipment.
  • Participate in training and teaching in connection with lab courses.
  • Carrying out other duties that may be associated to the position, and may be required from time to time.

The ideal candidate has, beside a Laboratory Technician degree, preferably one or more of the following competences:

  • Previous experience from working in an environment with recombinant protein production.
  • Hands-on experience with handling, transfection and culturing of mammalian cell lines (e.g. CHO cells).
  • Experience with molecular biology/cell biology/protein chemistry.
  • Experience in working in a medium/high throughput environment.
  • Computer software proficiency (Word and Excel).
  • Experience with reporting in ELN and/or LIMS systems.
  • Good communication skills in English, both orally and written.
  • Flexibility, enthusiasm, responsibility, team spirit and excellent collaboration skills.

About DTU Bioengineering
DTU Bioengineering is an international leader in the areas of biotechnology and biomedicine. Our engineering approach to all aspects of biotechnology and biomedicine positions us as a valuable player with unique competences in a growing bio-based economy and with health systems transforming towards personalized medicine. We have a clear focus on the needs in the life science industry and point towards innovation, new businesses and scientific services for the benefit of society. The department has extensive collaborations with national and international research units and industry. DTU Bioengineering has approx. 290 employees, of which 2/3 are scientific staff. The department is located at DTU Lyngby Campus.

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More recently, DTU Bioengineering is expanding its activities with the National Biologics Facility, that: i) services academics and companies to develop protein based biopharmaceuticals for their targets of interest, ii) train students (graduate, post graduate and professionals) in cell culture engineering, and iii) perform research to accelerate the development of protein biopharmaceuticals in CHO cells.

DTU Bioengineering addresses challenges of societal and scientific importance through basic and applied research, teaching, scientific consultancy and dissemination of knowledge, based on a fundamental and technological understanding of biological and molecular systems. The focus of the department is the engineering approach to all aspects of biotechnology and biomedicine, with a clear focus on the needs requested by the pharma and biotech industry.

Further information.
Further information concerning the positions can be obtained from the Director of CHO Core, Bjørn Voldborg phone number: +45 2112 6191 or by mail:

Salary and terms of employment
Salary and employment conditions are in accordance with the OAO-S joint agreement and association agreement for office workers, laboratory technicians and IT staff (HK/Stat) signed with the Danish Ministry of Finance.

Application procedure
We must have your online application no later than 30 November 2020 (Danish time). Please open the link "apply online”, fill in the application form, and attach your application, CV and diploma.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, 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 12,000 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.