PhD Position in Biochemical Engineering with a focus on Downstream Processing (m/f/diverse)

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    Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH
    Biological sciencesBiological engineering
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    30/04/2019 23:00 - Europe/Athens
    Germany › Bremen

Jacobs University Bremen is a private, English-medium campus university which is state-recognized by the State of Bremen. We are offering Bachelor, Master or PhD programs in three focus areas: Health, Mobility and Diversity. Our principles are first class research and teaching, international diversity and transdisciplinary cooperation. As an international university we attract highly talented and open-minded students from all over the world. Currently, approximately 1,400 students from 110 nations live and study on our residential campus.


For an interdisciplinary research collaboration funded by the European Commission, under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks scheme, we invite applications for



PhD Position in Biochemical Engineering

with a focus on Downstream Processing (m/f/diverse)


2 Positions available


(Full-time; limited for 3 years)


Job ID 19-24

Research Topics:

Continuous biomanufacturing is one of the grand challenges of Europe’s bio-industry. It offers a significant opportunity to boost productivity, improve competitiveness and to reduce the environmental footprint. Current progress is impaired by shortage of trained engineers and scientists, who can design and control continuous biomanufacturing processes.

This Innovative Training Network (ITN) will focus on addressing the critical gaps in research training to enable advances in continuous downstream processing. An expert consortium of nine industry partners, eight universities, one research organisation, a regulatory institution and a business consultancy has developed a research and training programme to address the most urgent topics in continuous downstream processing. These are: (1) process control and modelling (including economic modelling), (2) miniaturization, scale-up and scale-down of unit operations and (3) process design and development of integrated continuous downstream processes.

Furthermore, regulatory framework questions, such as comparability of product quality between batch and continuous processes will be addressed. Adding the regulatory and environmental aspects to the scientific, technological and economic approach, makes our program interdisciplinary, comprehensive and unique.

The presented research and training programme will equip students with the scientific and important transferable skills, such as IPR, entrepreneurship, data management and innovation management. The consortium’s strong track record in the management of interdisciplinary research and training will ensure effective and timely training of the next generation of leaders able to design innovative continuous facilities of the future for Europe’s bio-industries, ensuring affordability and widened access. Exposure to academic, industry and regulatory sectors will provide the researchers with unparalleled career opportunities.



Your qualifications:


o University degree (Master or Diploma) in the Natural Sciences, Biotechnology and Bioengineering or Engineering Disciplines

o A strong background in Biotechnology or Engineering Science

o Profound knowledge of the Bioindustry, in the context of the Bioeconomy

o Very good command of English, both in written and oral communication

o German language skills are not required

o Other European language proficiency is an asset

o Responsible, self-motivated, able to work independently and in an interdisciplinary Team


Your application:


For further information regarding this position, please contact Prof. Marcelo Fernandez-Lahore, Professor of Biochemical Engineering, at m.fernandez-lahore@jacobs-university.de


Please send your application stating the Job ID and your availability as one pdf document via email to Ms. Patricia Herrmann, Human Resources, job-application@jacobs-university.de


The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Offer Requirements

    ENGLISH: Excellent
Work location(s)
2 position(s) available at
Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH
Campus Ring 1

EURAXESS offer ID: 379571


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