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PhD position in Copenhagen, Denmark (Job Id EV1311-01) Application Deadline December 12th 2013

Evolva and Roskilde University Center (Department of Science, Systems and Models) seek a highly qualified PhD candidate for a challenging research program. YEAST CELL FACTORY PLATFORM FOR THE SCREENING AND THE INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION OF FLAVONOIDS AND OTHER PHENOLIC COMPOUNDS

The PhD position is offered as a joint effort of Evolva and RUC. Formally, the employment will be with Evolva. Evolva ( is a cutting-edge biotech with operations in Switzerland, Denmark, India and the USA. We offer a dynamic working environment with a chance to make a real difference, in an informal, hardworking, highly international work-place. Unlike most biotechs, we do not focus primarily on pharmaceuticals, but on high value ingredients for health, wellness and nutrition. More information on this, and our approach to life, can be found on our website. Roskilde University Center (RUC) ( develops and conducts research and research-based teaching at a high international level within and across the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and technical fields of science. The goal is innovative, critical and interdisciplinary research and education. The university is research-driven and provides education for future generations of managers, teachers and experts based on advanced knowledge. We are looking for an enthusiastic, resourceful, flexible and hard-working individual with a genuine interest in taking projects forward and meeting deadlines. You enjoy problem solving and working in a fast-paced environment and can cope with rapid changes in priorities.

Being eager to carry out high quality research & development in a dedicated team of colleagues and to learn new competencies, you are good-tempered and have good interpersonal and communication skills. Good to excellent English skills are imperative. We want you to start as soon as possible. Job description We seek skilled molecular biologists to work within a team of other biologists and chemists on some of our development projects. The project involves cutting-edge metabolic engineering for the biosynthesis of valuable small molecules by yeast.

Required skills and experience: Recent MSc. in yeast genetics or physiology, molecular biology, metabolic engineering, synthetic biology or similar Good to excellent academic grades Experience in the biology and manipulation of S. cerevisiae is a must Experience with broad range of DNA technologies, genetic transformation, clone verification, sequencing, growth experiments etc. Experience on the analysis and purification of polyphenols by HPLC Experience and practical knowledge on evaluating the mode of action of polyphenols or other small molecules Experience with microbiology, biochemistry, protein expression, protein engineering, flux-analysis and/or use of robotics is an advantage Experience in metabolic engineering of microorganisms is an advantage Experience from the industry is an advantage

To apply for the position, please submit your application online at no later than December 12th 2013. Please mark your application EV1311-01.