The departments of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering and the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (CfB) at the Technical University of Denmark offer a position as a PhD student in the field of downstream processing of biologically-produced compounds. The project will address the question of how to develop efficient extraction and purification of new molecules produced by cell factories, covering the whole spectrum from process design to scale-relevant production and purification. This position will be hosted at the Center for Process and Systems Engineering in close collaboration with the Systems Environmental Microbiology laboratory at CfB working with separation and purification unit operations, particularly solid-liquid extraction, at lab and pilot plant scale. This PhD project is part of the PhD Program of the Fermentation Based Biomanufacturing (FBM) Initiative at DTU where we educate true biomanufacturing experts with interdisciplinary competences in cell factory-engineering and process engineering with a strong focus on industrial applications.
This is one of 7 PhD student positions available on the FBM PhD program this year. The expected starting date is 1st of July 2022.