Cysbio

Careers at Cysbio

Cysbio is a new metabolic engineering company focused on bio-based production of biochemicals that find applications in existing and novel markets. We are in a growth phase, looking for smart and passionate people to join our team.

Are you an ambitious scientist with a drive to take up new challenges? Are you excited about working in a small team and on diverse projects in an early-phase start-up? Cysbio is looking for a new colleague to join our R&D efforts.

About Cysbio

Cysbio is a new metabolic engineering company focused on bio-based production of biochemicals that find applications in existing and novel markets. Cysbio is based on technologies developed at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, Technical University of Denmark, and we employ cutting edge synthetic biology and metabolic engineering technologies for our strain development. We are based in Greater Copenhagen / North Zealand, Denmark.

The job

We are seeking innovative and highly skilled scientists to support our ongoing strain engineering projects. You will be actively involved in metabolic engineering of the production strains. You will also become part of a highly motivated team focusing on engineering the platform strains for producing a range of novel biochemicals. Apart from molecular biology, the work will also encompass biocatalysis, fermentation, as well as enzyme characterization and engineering.

Your profile

  • MSc (Scientist) or PhD (Senior Scientist) degree, and preferably a few years of academic or industrial research experience.
  • Proven background in microbial genetics or metabolic engineering of bacteria, preferably including coli, and a solid experience with molecular biology.
  • Strong knowledge of fermentation and microbial physiology.
  • Additional skills such as enzyme characterization and kinetics, flux analysis, chemical analytics, organic chemistry, automation, modelling, data analysis, etc. are advantageous.
  • Strong drive for delivering results and making a difference in a growing research team.
  • Enjoy working hands-on in the laboratory.
  • Have excellent communication skills and a positive work and collaborative attitude. 
  • You are fluent in English, speaking and writing.

How to apply

Please submit a single pdf-file to careers@cysbio.com and include CB19ME in the subject line. The application should contain in this particular order: your application, resume and diplomas, as well as publication list (you may highlight your contributions), list of references and recommendation letters if available. The application deadline is April 15th, 2019, but applications will be evaluated as received.

Contact

Feel free to send enquiries to Hemanshu Mundhada (hemu@cysbio.com) or Christian Bille Jendresen (cbj@cysbio.com) for more information about the open positions.

Fermentation scientist / engineer

Use your comprehensive knowledge of fermentation to help us develop and produce biochemicals. And make an important contribution to our long-term goal of reducing our society’s environmental impact through the production of novel biochemicals.

Joining us, you will have ample opportunity to make your expertise count and immerse yourself in lab development work as part of fermentation scale-up as well as large-scale production. Take this chance to help shape an up-and-coming company.

Step into an innovative and entrepreneurial work environment

At our office in Copenhagen, you join a newly established biotech company founded by four entrepreneurial spirits. Based on our combined professional expertise, we are building a company which focus on bio-based production of biochemicals that find applications in existing and novel markets.

Having recently ventured into a cooperation with the large chemical producer Zhejiang NHU, we are taking the next step in our growth journey, and we need you to help us take that step as our fermentation expert.

Develop and drive our fermentation platform

As the newest edition to our growing team, you will be taking full responsibility of our fermentation platform. Doing so, you will help build up the fermentation lab, taking charge of further optimizing fermentation conditions for the production of targeted biochemicals.

Actively setting up the automated data management system for the fermentations, you step into a workday where you make your knowledge count. You will work in close collaboration with our strain engineering group, and you will:

  • Actively participate in studies involving cell physiology and flux analysis
  • Analyze data
  • Work with modeling
  • Carry out chemical analyses
“A hands-on approach is needed here. Not only will you help building up the lab, you are the one running things and – for now – lifting the task of thoroughly characterizing the strains by fermentation and optimizing conditions, bridging the strain development with product applications. You are the one that makes sure things are working as they should.”

– Christian Bille Jendresen, Director and Co-founder of Cysbio.

Be the face of Cysbio

This position also offers you the opportunity to become an integral part of our external communication. Doing so, you will meet with external partners, and here, you get to present our work, contributing with your scientific knowledge and insights.

“Gaining a very large area of responsibility, you will have a chance to truly make a difference in a growing research team. We will work closely together to create results, but you will be the expert we all look to within this area. In that sense, you will be instrumental in ensuring our continued success.”

– Christian Bille Jendresen.

Experienced fermentation engineer

You have a strong drive for delivering results, and you enjoy working hands-on in the laboratory. Communicating with external partners, you will also need to have good communication skills, and as a true team player, you have a positive attitude toward those around you. Furthermore, we expect you to:

  • Have a PhD and preferably a few years of academic or industrial research experience
  • Have a documented background in fermentation technologies and microbial physiology studies – if you have hands on experience with whole cell catalysis and downstream processing, it is an advantage
  • Have worked with designing experiments and optimizing fermentation conditions
  • Be fluent in English in both speech and writing

Interested?

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Director and Co-founder Christian Bille Jendresen at cbj@cysbio.com.

How to apply?

Please submit a single PDF-file to careers@cysbio.com and include CB19FS in the subject line.

The application should in this particular order contain: your application, resume and diplomas as well as publication list (you may highlight your contributions), list of references and recommendation letters if available.

The application deadline is April 30th, 2019, but applications will be evaluated as they are received.


About Cysbio

Located in the Greater Copenhagen area, Cysbio is a new metabolic engineering company focused on bio-based production of biochemicals that find applications in existing and novel markets. Cysbio is based on technologies developed at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, Technical University of Denmark, and we employ cutting edge synthetic biology and metabolic engineering technologies for our strain development.

Laboratory technician (biotechnology)

Are you an ambitious and experienced Laboratory technician with a drive to take up new challenges? Are you excited about working in a small team and on diverse projects in an early-phase start-up? Cysbio is looking for a new colleague to join our R&D efforts.

About Cysbio

Cysbio is a new metabolic engineering company focused on bio-based production of biochemicals that find applications in existing and novel markets. Cysbio is based on technologies developed at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, Technical University of Denmark, and we employ cutting edge synthetic biology and metabolic engineering technologies for our strain development. We are based in Greater Copenhagen / North Zealand, Denmark.

The job

We are seeking an ambitious and highly skilled laboratory technician. You will be directly involved in optimizing the production organisms using various state of the art molecular biology approaches. You will also be involved in the daily operation and maintenance of various lab equipment, including analytical instruments. Preferably you will be able to independently plan and carry out experiments.

Your profile

  • Technician (Laborant) degree and several years of academic or industrial research experience.
  • Experience with molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry and analytical methods.
  • You like to work independently and take initiative.
  • Additional skills such as data analysis, design of experiments, etc. are advantageous.
  • Enjoy working hands-on in the laboratory.
  • Being a team player and have a positive work and collaborative attitude. 
  • You are fluent in both Danish and English, speaking and writing.

How to apply

Please submit a single pdf-file to careers@cysbio.com and include CB19TE in the subject line. The application should contain in this particular order: your application and resume, list of references and recommendation letters if available. The application deadline is April 30th, 2019, but applications will be evaluated as received.

Contact

Feel free to send enquiries to Christian Bille Jendresen (cbj@cysbio.com) for more information about the open position.