A 9-month postdoctoral position

DTU Kemi
onsdag 30 aug 17

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A 9-month postdoctoral position is available at DTU Chemistry starting from November 1, 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The project involves the study of copper proteins called laccases, and aims to understand how these laccases are involved in the breakdown of plant material lignin. This would allow us to develop better enzymes for second-generation biofuel production. The project is a collaboration between Professor Anne Meyer, DTU Chemical Engineering, Professor Morten Bjerrum and Sine Larsen at Department of Chemistry, Copenhagen University, and Professor Kasper Planeta Kepp at DTU Chemistry who will be the main supervisor on the project.
Responsibilities and tasks

  • Build homology models and perform molecular dynamics studies of laccases.
  • Perform chemoinformatic analysis of laccase structure –function relations.
  • Drafting manuscripts describing project results.
  • Candidates should have a PhD degree in computational chemistry.
  • Strong experience with protein modeling, including molecular dynamics using Gromacs, Desmond, or related programs.
  • Good programming and scripting skills.
  • Several first-author papers in good international journals.
  • Independence and good communication skills in English.
We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, and innovation. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

The position includes an internationally competitive salary and pension package, vacation allowance, and Danish state-paid health care.

The position is for 9 months.
Further information
For additional information please contact Prof. Kasper Planeta Kepp, DTU Chemistry, kpj@kemi.dtu.dk

Application procedure:
Please submit your online application no later than 1 October 2017.

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • 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.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,600 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.