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Research Position – Enzyme Production (m/f) (JU-16-55)

 
Jacobs University is a private, state-accredited, English-language research university, offering Bachelor, Master and PhD programs in our focus areas Health, Mobility and Diversity. Our principles are first class research and teaching, international diversity and transdisciplinary cooperation. Jacobs University attracts highly talented and open-minded students from all over the world and is characterized by a truly intercultural community. Currently, more than 1,300 students from over 100 nations live and study on the residential campus. 
 
Within the EU funded collaborative project INTENSO Jacobs University Bremen, at the Department of Life Sciences & Chemistry in the focus area Health at Jacobs University, is looking for a
 
R&D Position – Enzyme Production (m/f)
Job ID: JU-16-55
(Full-time / 5 months)
 
INTENSO proposes an evaluation of the current situation of the downstream processing scenario with the aim of identifying inefficiencies and concomitantly introduce a debottlenecking overarching strategy. The Project builds up on the basis of a multidisciplinary approach, which considers opportunities to improve the process technology and underlying chemistry / biology and materials science at the same time. INTENSO is working alongside 4 technological axes, targeting promising and up-coming technologies and tailoring such technologies to the manufacturing of various classes of (bio) products. Intensification of individual unit operations and global process integration, as well as, dovetailing with fermentation / cell cultivation is being employed to the mentioned end. You can find more information under www.intensoproject.eu
 
Requirements: We are looking for a candidate holding a PhD degree in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or related discipline. The candidate has a background in enzyme production and characterization with a well-developed set of wet lab skills. The candidate should be highly motivated, flexible and independent to conduct unsupervised work in different laboratories. Prior knowledge of enzyme technology and process biotechnology is a definite plus. The candidate will work in a highly interdisciplinary and international environment including academic and industrial partners. For further information contact Prof. Dr. Marcelo Fernández-Lahore (m.fernandez-lahore [at] jacobs-university.de).
 
Jacobs University Bremen is an equal opportunity employer. Please send your application containing a motivation letter, CV (including latest certificates) and contact information for 2-3 references combined into a single pdf file via email to the INTENSO Project Co-coordinator, Prof. Dr. Marcelo Fernández-Lahore (m.fernandez-lahore [at] jacobs-university.de).
 
Our ideal starting date would be September 1st 2016.