Researcher in Bioactives in Food Technology

DTU Food
Monday 04 Sep 17

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Responsibilities and tasks
The research scientist will participate in projects in the Research Group on Bioactives. The group has a dynamic staff with high international visibility, many research collaborations with leading international universities and organisations and a successful track record of national and international research projects.

Candidates are expected to contribute to further development of research and innovation activities related to the group with particular emphasis on lipids, prevention of lipid oxidation using different technologies and protein hydrolysates as functional ingredients including antioxidants.

Candidates are expected to engage in innovation and advisory activities in relation to food technology in a broad sense. Some scientific advice, teaching and supervision activities are to be expected as a supplement to the research work.

There will be close collaboration with industrial partners and an extensive cross-disciplinary collaboration with other researchers at DTU, The candidate will in particular collaborate with other researchers who perform research on protein hydrolysis, bioinformatics, peptide fractionation and application of peptides

Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent.

Further qualifications:

Emphasis will be on the candidate’s qualifications on lipids, lipid oxidation, protein hydrolysates including both theoretical knowledge on and practical experience with assessing lipid oxidation and antioxidant effects in emulsions and other delivery systems, as well as developing strategies to prevent lipid oxidation

In the assessment of the candidates consideration will be given to

  • scientific production and research potential at international level
  • innovative skills and the ability to generate new ideas
  • the ability to communicate at all levels such as the provision of scientific advice to public sector authorities
  • experience in teaching
  • an all-round experience basis, preferably including international experience
  • the ability to contribute to development of internal and external cooperation

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, scientific advice and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

The position as researcher is a position as part of which the employee after a maximum of 4 years transfers to a position as senior researcher provided that the employee is recommended for assessment and is deemed qualified. More information can be found here: Career paths at DTU.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Charlotte Jacobsen, +45 2327 9075 / mail or Head of Division Henning Høgh Jensen, +45 4025 1222 / mail:

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Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 30 September 2017.
Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • H-index, and ORCID (see e.g.
  • List of publications

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,600 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.