DTU Tenure Track Researcher in Quantitative Health Impact Assessment

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If you are establishing your career as scientist and you are looking for the best possible foundation for fulfilling your dreams and ambitions, this is the opportunity for you. DTU Food is inviting applications for a tenure track researcher position in quantitative health impact assessment.

The position will involve forefront scientific research and teaching within an emerging and dynamic research area. 

We seek a candidate capable of working independently, with a strong proven track record in toxicology, nutrition and modelling; a candidate that is motivated by both personal and team accomplishments. It is important that you are service-minded and motivated by professional contact with various stakeholders, both national and international.

The successful candidate will become part of the Research Group for Risk-Benefit at DTU Food. The group performs quantitative health impact assessment of foods, diets and other exposures, develops new and improved ways of performing risk-benefit assessments, and estimates the burden of diseases.    

Responsibilities and qualifications
Your overall responsibilities will be to strengthen the group’s competences in quantitative health impact assessment, risk-benefit assessments, burden of disease studies and data modelling. 

Your primary tasks will be to:

  • Develop and optimize methodology and tools within quantitative health impact assessment of diets, foods, and its constituents 
  • Develop and optimize methodology to estimate the burden of exposure to chemicals through various exposure routes
  • Participate in research projects comprising health impact assessment of diets and burden of disease estimations
  • Teach in Risk-Benefit Assessment at national and international courses 
  • Teach at BSc Eng and MSc Eng programmes and supervise student projects

The candidate must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) in relevant fields (e.g. health impact assessment, biology, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, biochemistry, toxicology or similar)

Other essential qualifications are:

  • Experience with independent scientific research  
  • Experience with project management and completion of research projects. 
  • Experience in performing quantitative health impact assessments and application of population health metrics
  • Experience with data handling and modelling, as well as proficiency with software such as R or Python
  • Experience in teaching at international courses
  • Good English communications skills, verbal and written 
  • Knowhow of risk assessment procedures within toxicology and nutrition 
  • Knowledge within epidemiological methods

You must contribute to the teaching of courses. DTU employs two working languages: Danish and English. You are expected to be fluent in at least one of these languages, and in time are expected to master both.

You will be assessed against the responsibilities and qualifications stated above and the following general criteria:

  • Research experience
  • Experience and quality of teaching 
  • Research vision and potential
  • International impact and experience 
  • Societal impact
  • Innovativeness, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • Leadership, collaboration, and interdisciplinary skills
  • Communication skills

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

The position is part of DTU’s Tenure Track program. Read more about the program and the recruitment process here.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Starting date is 1st September or according to mutual agreement. The position is a full-time position.

Further information may be obtained from senior researcher Sara Monteiro Pires (smpi@food.dtu.dk) or research group leader Morten Poulsen (morp@foood.dtu.dk)

You can read more about DTU Food at www.food.dtu.dk

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 10 July 2022 (Danish time).

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • Vision for teaching and research for the tenure track period
  • CV including employment history, list of publications, H-index and ORCID (see http://orcid.org/)
  • Teaching portfolio including documentation of teaching experience
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)

Applications 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 Food (The National Food Institute) works within six technical focus areas: Biotechnology, nutrition, food quality, food safety, food technology and environment & human health. Activities cover a wide range of food products throughout the entire food chain from farm to table, comprising both research activities and research-based consulting and teaching.

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