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Postdoc in Green Biorefining (2020-224-03098)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience a position as Postdoc in Green Biorefining is open for appointment in the period 01.12.2020 - 30.11.2022 or soon hereafter. The position is part-time with 30 weekly hours. The Department consists of five sections of which three are situated in Aalborg with research and teaching in Biotechnology, Applied Chemistry and Environmental Technology, one in Esbjerg on Chemical Engineering and one in Copenhagen on Sustainable Biotechnology. The position is located within the section of Sustainable Biotechnology with working place in Copenhagen.

Job description

Research areas will be within Green Biorefining.

The objectives for post doc are to develop biotechnological methods within green biorefining. This involves the development of efficient methods for extraction of proteins from green biomass, participation in upscaling the methods in pilot facilities with partners, and evaluating the different fractions of the biomass for potential uses, including studies of compounds within the biomass as well as the usage of the fractions as fermentation media.

The successful candidate holds a PhD in Biotechnology, Biochemical engineering or similar and solid experience in green biorefining methods such as extraction of proteins from green biomass, mass balances, protein characterization, enzymes and microbiology. Moreover, the successful candidate must document publications within the present area.

You may obtain further information concerning scientific aspects of the position from Associate Professor, Mette Lübeck, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, phone: +45 9940 2589, email:

Qualification requirements
Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position. References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below. An assessment committee will assess all candidates.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact HR Servicecenter EST by mail Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here.



Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.   

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