Laboratory Technician

Join BioPhero to shape a sustainable future

BioPhero is a biotechnology start-up in Copenhagen dedicated to making affordable and safe insecticide replacements. Our mission is to lead the global transition towards sustainable agriculture, where safe pheromone-based products constitute the primary method for pest control.

BioPhero was founded in 2016 as a spin-out from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), and has attracted investments from DCVC Bio, FMC Corporation, Novo Seeds and Syngenta Group Ventures as well as project grants from the EU. Our 28 employees are centrally located in Copenhagen (Østerbro).

We are a young and diverse scientific team, who are transitioning to become a full-scale manufacturing company. We are looking for a Laboratory Technician to help us on this journey.

About the role:

As a Laboratory Technician, your primary tasks will comprise operation and execution of experiments at kg-scale along with test runs at tonne-scale, both internally and externally at suppliers and other partners. You will also assist in startup of production and continuous process improvements. Add to this, maintenance, operation of laboratories and production of customer samples. Your workdays are varied with many exciting tasks and room for good ideas and practical skills.

Some travel days must be expected, especially in connection with tests at external EU partners. You may also be required to supervise tasks outside normal working hours, but we are good at planning.

Qualifications:

  • You are probably trained as a chemical technician or similar.
  • You have a few years’ work experience from the chemical industry with interest and flair for technical as well as operational work.
  • You are practically minded and happy to work with your hands as well as head.
  • As we operate in an international environment, you are used to communicating in both English and Danish.
  • You are systematic, good at planning and focus on safety.
  • Personally, you are independent, accommodating and flexible, and you will thrive in a team where we work hard but have lots of fun.

We offer:

  • The opportunity to work in an entrepreneurial company with a start-up culture, backed by serious investors, dedicated and wonderful colleagues, and great opportunities for professional and personal growth.
  • The opportunity to make a significant contribution to the sustainability of global agriculture.
  • A pleasant and positive work environment characterised by enthusiasm and drive, which we want you to thrive in and contribute to.
  • Central work location in Copenhagen (Østerbro), close to the metro.

Application: 

If you believe you can make a difference for BioPhero, then we hope to hear from you! Please upload your CV and application as a PDF (otherwise they will not be accepted) below.

Applications will be evaluated as we receive them, so please apply early. The application deadline is 30 November 2021, but the successful applicant will start as soon as possible. 

For more information about the position, please contact Chief Technology Officer Jesper Dohrup at phone +45 60 59 00 01. 

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