Researcher in Nano-Bio Science

DTU Fødevareinstituttet
fredag 11 aug 17

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The National Food Institute (DTU FOOD), a department at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), invites applications for a position as researcher in the research group of Nano-Bio Science. The research group has a dynamic staff with high international visibility, many research collaborations with leading international universities and industry partners and the group has a successful track record of national and international research projects.

The research group aims to contribute to the development of healthy and safe foods and functional ingredients via research on nano- and micro-structured materials and trace elements. This includes mathematical modelling, cell-line models, delivery systems, supported by advanced analytical methods.

Particular focusses are on trace elements and their chemical species in the food and feed chain primarily through ICPMS based techniques, analytical characterization of nanoparticles, and synthesis of functionalized nano/micro-structures.

Responsibilities and tasks
Candidates will be expected to contribute significantly to the further development of the research areas of the group. Special emphasis will be made on the candidate’s ability to promote research activities that makes use of and links together the different competences in the group.

Candidates must contribute significantly in fund raising activities to develop the research fields of the group further. The position will also include responsibilities for conducting research based teaching in existing courses at DTU at bachelor, master and Ph.D. level and/or student project supervision as well as research based consultancy to businesses and (inter)national food authorities.

The group has an extensive, cross-disciplinary collaboration with other research groups at DTU FOOD as well as with other departments at DTU and candidates will be responsible for utilizing such collaboration to strengthen the group’s position at DTU.

The candidate is expected to engage in innovation activities and work closely with industrial partners.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent.

Emphasis will be put on the candidate’s potential to develop the research area and on original scientific production at international level. The general qualification requirements are:

- Applicants must have a scientific background in the research areas described above with a track-record on analytical biochemistry
- Applicants must demonstrate excellent competences on an international level within the research area of the group
- Applicants must provide a research plan demonstrating how the applicant will contribute to develop the research area

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

The workplace is at DTU Food with the Bio-Nano research group at the DTU Lyngby Campus 

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Head of Division Henning Høgh Jensen, E: hehje@food.dtu.dk, +45 4025 1222 or Head of Research Group Jens J. Sloth, +45 9351 8857.

You can read more about DTU Food at www.food.dtu.dk/english/Service/About-the-institute

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 7 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. http://orcid.org/)
  • Full 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.