Project manager for research on microbial CO₂ to protein conversion
Are you interested in working at the interface between microbiology, biochemistry, and microbial biotechnology, and want to contribute to developing a game-changing biological CO₂ to protein process? Then the Novo Nordisk Foundation CO₂ Research Center (CORC) at Aarhus University invites you to apply for a position as project manager.
In a new project in CORC we are pursuing a radically different approach to produce protein from CO₂ and electricity by way of microbial fermentation. For this exciting project we are looking for a project manager for research on microbial CO₂ to protein conversion for a two-year position.
The project will focus on a biotechnological approach to radically change how our society produces food and chemicals, in particular protein. We are pursuing a radically different approach to produce protein from CO₂ and electricity by using a microbial platform in a two-stage microbial fermentation. Renewable power is utilized to split water into H₂. H₂ plus CO₂ is fermented by acetogenic bacteria to produce acetate, which is fed into a second fermentation to produce many different protein products in aerobic fungi. Shifting from animal-based protein production to efficient and versatile biotechnology-based protein production is required to considerably reduce CO₂ emissions while feeding in the future 11 billion people on our planet.
As project manager, you will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination of 4 different projects. You will coordinate the collaborations with the other national and international partners of the project and be involved in the project reporting.
The project management will be in close collaboration with the principal investigators of the project, Prof. Alfred Spormann (CORC, Aarhus University and Chemical Engineering, Stanford University) and Prof. Lars Angenent (Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Aarhus University and Environmental Biotechnology, University of Tübingen).
This is a 2-year position. The project will start August 1, 2023, and the expected start date of the employment will be as soon as possible thereafter.
Apply no later than June 1st, 2023 - read more and apply via Aarhus University's application system.