Postdoc in Process Technology

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 28 Aug 2022

The Department of Food Science, Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen invites applications for a 2 years Post-Doc position starting on October 1st 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Department's research areas share the mission to contribute with new solutions for society and industry to support sustainable food production, food security and safety as well as 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 collaboration. The Department is an international workplace with English as primary working language. The department has various pilot plant facilities and advanced analytical infrastructures.

The position is associated to the Innovation Fund Denmark project,  Innomission 3 – AgriFoodTure, REPLANTED - Detection and removal of undesirable compounds in plant-based dairy alternatives, coordinated by DTU, in collaboration with Chr. Hansen, Foss Analytical A/S, Thise Mejeri and KMC. The overall objective of this project is to develop processes and cultures to produce plant-based alternatives to fermented dairy products. The activities at the University of Copenhagen focus on processing solutions to enhance the techno-functionality and fermentability of aqueous protein concentrates.

We seek a candidate to perform excellent research in collaboration with industry. The successful candidate has previous experience in food processing and very good lab skills. The postdoc’s duties will include research within the above field including supervision of MSc students.

Qualifications are expected within the following areas:

  • PhD degree in Food Engineering or Food Technology
  • Expertise in protein extraction, extraction technologies or membrane filtration processes
  • Experience in understanding the effects of processing on product properties
  • Experience in performing experiments across scales (lab, pilot, full-scale)
  • Interest and experience in supervising MSc and BSc

Moreover, good interpersonal and communicative skills required for teamwork across disciplines and with industry partners are necessary, ability to work independently and deliver on project activities within deadlines.

Further information on the Department is linked at https://food.ku.dk/english

Inquiries about the position can be made to Professor Lilia Ahrné:  lilia@food.ku.dk

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

Please include

  • Cover letter describing your motivation for the position
  • Curriculum vita
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Complete publication list
  • List three references that may be contacted

The deadline for applications is Sunday 28th August 2022.

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/ .

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


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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