IFF, one of the major companies for food ingredients, is seeking a 3 years PhD student in food microbiology / Biochemistry. The PhD work is a collaboration between IFF company and DTU (National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark). The host laboratory at DTU is Microbial Biotechnology and Biorefining. A part of the PhD project will be performed at DTU based in Copenhagen (DK)and a second part at IFF company located in Brabrand (DK) and Dangé-Saint-Romain (Fr). 


As PhD student we expect you have knowledge of: 
•    Practices and principles of basic laboratory operations, techniques and procedures utilized in the areas of microbiology, biochemistry and molecular biology. 
•    microbial strain improvement techniques and screening techniques
•    Safety procedures relating to laboratory microbes as well as potentially hazardous chemicals; appropriate hazardous clean up procedures; universal precautions. 
•    Computer systems and techniques 

Education: Master Degree in Microbiology, Biochemistry or Molecular Biology or graduate degree that is allowing to prepare a PhD.  


Language/Written Skills: Ability to write clearly and informatively and present data effectively. Ability to speak effectively in English. French language ability, written and/or speak will be appreciated, Danish language too. 


Computer Skills: Individual should have knowledge of work processing and spreadsheet software. Ability to use commercial software for primer design and sequence data analysis is a plus.

Submit your CV and application in English as soon as possible. For more information about the role, you’re welcome to contact Principal Scientist, Pascal Fourcassié at Pascal.Fourcassie@iff.com. 

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