Postdoc in digital twins of food processing

Wednesday 28 Apr 21

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At DTU FOOD, we are looking for an ambitious young scientist for a two year postdoc position to enhance our capabilities to digitalize food processing. At DTU Food you will break new ground at the absolute forefront of what is possible within the research field of building digital twin approaches in the processing of food and raw materials. The research combines process-product interactions, modelling and digitization in food processing.  

Responsibilities and qualifications
DTU Food aims to further develop our research within digitalisation of food processing. The position is anchored in the Research group for Food Production Engineering, which focus on the processing, modelling and optimization of food processes and products to get safer, better and healthier foods while minimizing resource use.

You will contribute to this by:

  • Drive research activities, including modelling of food process systems and deep understanding of food ingredient interactions.
  • Developing digital twin of food process operations.
  • Disseminate research findings nationally and internationally, as well as through teaching and advice tasks.

Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:
Candidates must hold a PhD degree in the area of Food Technology, Food Process Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Bio-process Engineering. Prefered skills, knowledge and experience includes:

  • Strong competence in transport phenomena 
  • Experience with modelling of food processing unit operations
  • Solid experience with experimental analysis such as DSC, rheology, chromatography.
  • Experience in machine learning (e.g., ANN, deep learning) and Matlab and COMSOL Multiphysics
  • Ability to work independently and take responsibility for progress and quality of Projects
  • Experience in application of external research funding is an advantage
  • Advanced writing and oral presentation skills in English.

We will in particular consider:

  • Research impact and research experience on mathematical modelling and food processing
  • Research vision and potential of the ideas outlined
  • An international profile and network
  • Portfolios of previous research, teaching, innovation and scientific advice activities.
  • Internal and external collaboration
  • Working and communication skills in English

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

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 period of employment is two years, preferably starting July 1st, 2021.

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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 candidate is expected to take up the position in July 2021 or soon hereafter.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Aberham Hailu Feyissa or Head of Division Henning Høgh Jensen,

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Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 20 May 2021 (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)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

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

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DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.
16 MAY 2021