Postdoc – in colloidal microstructure-rheology relationships

Updated: 26 days ago
Deadline: 04 Oct 2020

The Department of Food Science is offering a 1- year post-doc position in colloidal microstructure-rheology relationships.  The research at the Department of Food Science has the mission to contribute with new solutions for society and industry to support sustainable food production, food security and safety as well as the production of high-quality food promoting human health and wellbeing. The Department of Food Science is recognized for excellence in food research, education, and industrial collaborations. The Department is an international workplace with English as the primary working language.

The Position

You will be a part of the Ingredient and Dairy Technology section, which has engaged in a multi-partner collaboration project with both industrial and academic partners. The project aims to develop a new colloidal fuel system for the maritime sector based on ethanol and biopolymers. Ethanolic solutions or suspensions of bio-polymers can serve as fuel for ships  to de-carbonize the shipping transport sector.  The position involves advanced characterization of formulations of newly developed fuel candidates. The candidate is expected to conduct experimental research on microstructure-rheology relationships in colloidal and nanoparticle dispersions using techniques such as rheology, x-ray/neutron and light scattering and allied methods of colloid and nanoscience. Thus, the applicant must have qualifications in one or preferably more of the following areas:

  • Colloidal characterization of formulations and materials
  • Chemical characterization of bio-materials
  • Rheological characterization of complex fluids
  • Scattering techniques based on x-rays, neutrons and light

The postdoc’s duties will include research as well as teaching/supervision of students. The position may also include performance of other duties.

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/ . Inquiries about the position can be made to Associate Professor Jens Risbo (jri@food.ku.dk , tel 35 33 32 24).

The position is open from 1st January 2021 or after agreement.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 437.843 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.871). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 4 October 2020, 23:59 GMT +1

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/ .


Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


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