M.Sc. Project in Synthetic Biology and Cell Factory Engineering

Copenhagen, Denmark Full-time

M.Sc. Project - Synthetic Biology and Cell factory Design and Development

New Deadline: July 13th, 2018


Founded in 2012 and located in Copenhagen, Denmark, Biosyntia is a thriving biotech startup dedicated to delivering sustainable fermentation processes for natural ingredients. Using proprietary technologies based on bioengineering and synthetic biology, we accelerate the development of microbial cell factories to a level previously unattainable.

We currently have 2 projects available for which we seek 2 highly motivated students. The projects will explore new avenues for synthetic biology in metabolic engineering and cell factory design and construction and are well suited for a 6-12 months full-time student project as part of e.g. a master's in biotechnology.



B.Sc. in molecular biology / biotechnology / biochemistry or equivalent. Independent laboratory experience is expected.


Project period 

The project is expected to start in August 2018 and end 6 to12 months later depending on the student's preferences.


Type of work 

As a student, you will be fully integrated into our team of scientists and become responsible for your own sub-project. You will learn everything from project design and scope to project execution in the lab and analysis and interpretation of data. Techniques will include bacterial molecular biology, gene synthesis, molecular cloning, multiplex genome engineering, high-throughput screening, analysis of data and bioinformatics.


Place of work

Will be at our research facilities at Fruebjergvej 3 at Østerbro in Copenhagen. You will be working together with ~20 other highly enthusiastic scientists (students, PhD’s and postdocs) in a young and dynamic environment with a lot of fun and social activities.


Terms and conditions 

You will be assigned a supervisor at Biosyntia and a supervisor at a university. Students who relocate to Denmark specifically to for the project will be eligible for a 1.000 EUR/month mobility payment from Biosyntia. Students residing in Denmark are not eligible for such payment. 


More about Biosyntia

Biosyntia is a thriving biotech start-up based in Copenhagen. We perform synthetic biology research to accelerate the development of sustainable solutions for bio-based manufacturing. Founded in late 2012, Biosyntia has experienced a rapid development and received numerous awards in recognition of our approach including the Most Innovative Biotech SME in Europe (2014 and 2016 by EuropeBio), shortlisted among the 12 Best Life-science Companies in Copenhagen (Labiotech.eu) and been awarded the best European Startup (Intel Business Challenge). Today Biosyntia is comprised of a highly talented team of +15 people. Read more at www.Biosyntia.com and in the news.



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