Open position for a PhD candidate: Model-guided strain engineering for industrial biotechnology

October 19, 2022

Open position for a PhD candidate

Industrial biotechnology offers a plenitude of solutions for today’s most urgent problems regarding climate change, human nutrition, and health. Establishing a circular bioeconomy that makes use of sustainable substrates is a pillar for preventing the consumption of fossils and deforestation.

This route builds on engineered microbial producers comprising a multitude of fine tuned genetic changes to manufacture the compound of interest as good as possible. BIOS, a European project with nine partners from academia and industry, centers on the model-guided engineering of promising production strains to create hyperproducing cells as efficient as possible. This PhD study investigates how to establish related modelling tools, check their quality and implement the technology in an automated design-build-test-learn cycle.

PhD candidates should offer a proactive attitude for problem solution. You should love to model microbial reactions and like experimental check in small scale lab tests. Ideally, you have already gained modeling experience using frameworks such as MatLab. You are trained as a master of science or master of engineering with particular skills in ‘Chemical and Biochemical Engineering’, ‘Bioengineering’, ‘Biotechnology’, ‘Technical Biology’ or similar programs.

The position should be filled by November/December 2022.

Please send your detailed application to:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralf Takors
Institut für Bioverfahrenstechnik (IBVT)
Allmandring 31
70569 Stuttgart


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