Master Thesis Student for Downstream Process Development

Copenhagen, Denmark Full-time

Master Thesis Student for Downstream Process Development

Do you want to be a part of a vibrant biotech start-up with the technology to change the world?

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 seek a highly motivated Master Thesis Student to focus on the development of innovative and cost-efficient downstream processes (DSP) towards the purification of natural compounds produced by tailor-engineered microorganisms. The pro­ject is intended to support both internal and external R&D programs and is well-suited for a 6-12 months full-time student project as part of e.g. a master’s degree in Biotechnology.  


  • B.Sc. Chemistry/ Biotechnology or equivalent.
  • Independent laboratory experience is expected for wet lab projects.

Project period 

  • We are aiming for a start date in January 2019.
  • The project is expected to be full-time and end 6-12 months later.  

Types of tasks:

  • Development of Downstream Processes to purify biomolecules relevant for dietary supplement-, and personal self-care applications.
  • Relevant technologies for this project include biomass removal, ion exchange resin chromatography, membrane filtration techniques, liquid-liquid extraction, adsorbent, crystallization and final product formulation techniques.       
  • Data analysis and reporting

As a Master Thesis student, you will be fully integrated into our DSP team 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.

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 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 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. 

Your application

Applicants are reviewed on submission until we have the right candidate. 

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 ( and been awarded the best European Startup (Intel Business Challenge). For more information please visit