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PhD in Bioengineering of Natural Products in Yeast, Denmark

With reference to the project manager, the work of the PhD student will consist mainly of duties in connection with research and development within the area of engineering of plant biosynthetic pathways of bioactive components in microorganisms. This project will place particular emphasis on, but is not limited to natural products like glucosinolates. The project will include transport engineering to ensure proper compartmentalization.

The appointee should have competence appropriate for research within the following areas:

  • Yeast genetics
  • Mass spectrometry for metabolite profiling
  • Flux analysis
  • Protein characterization and modelling
  • Transport proteins

Qualification requirements:

In connection with the appointment to the post special importance will be attached to the applicant having the professional and personal qualifications stated below:

  • Passed Master´s degree in a subject area appropriate to the project described above.
  • The PhD student is also required to have research potential, to be enterprising and to possess good interpersonal skills.

Terms of employment:

The post will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The post is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure.

The position as PhD fellow requires the applicant to be approved for admission to the PhD programme at LIFE when accepted for the post.


For further information about the post, please contact Professor Barbara Ann Halkier on tel: (+45) 3533 3342, or email: bah@life.ku.dk

General questions regarding PhD programmes should be directed to Course Administration c/o Special Advisor Michael Cleve Hansen, tel. + 45 3533 2056 or Head Clerk Lillian Zeuthen Bjørnseth on tel. +45 3533 2172. Further information on PhD programmes is available at http://www.life.ku.dk/English/education/phd.aspx

Applications must be received no later than August 6, 2010.