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We are looking for a talented bioinformatician to join Yeast Metabolic Engineering group for 2 years. The candidate will work on project YEAST-TRANS funded by the European Research Council.

In YEAST-TRANS, we study how small molecules are transported in and out of the cells and apply this knowledge to create better yeast cell factories for production of bio-based chemicals.


Your responsibility will be to develop an open web application for predicting transpoters of small molecules.


Responsibilities and tasks

As bioinformatician in the group, you will be responsible for:

  • Developing algorithms for predicting transporter function
  • Creating a web interface for public use
  • Publishing your results in peer-reviewed journals
  • Presenting your results at scientific meetings and at least one international conference
  • Collaborating with experimental scientists in the group

Candidates must have a PhD degree in Bioinformatics.

  • Excellent track-record of scientific achievements (publications, patents, awards, grants, conference presentations, etc.)
  • Ability to work independently, to plan and carry out complicated research tasks, and also to be a part of the large research team
  • Team spirit and excellent collaboration skills
  • Excellent communication skills, fluent written and oral English
  • Well-organized, efficient, result-oriented, have excellent record keeping abilities.
We offer

DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.


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 duration is 2 years.


Further information
Further information may be obtained from Irina Borodina, tel: +45 4525 8020, e-mail: irbo [at]


You can read more about Yeast Metabolic Engineering group at


Please submit your online application no later than 23 August 2019 (local time).


To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

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


All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, 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 from the 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.