Postdoctoral position in Processing of food and soft materials

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Postdoctoral position within the area of biopolymers interactions in food, structure-function relationships and structure formation/disruption during processing is available at Department of Food Science, Aarhus University, Denmark Dec 2022.

Qualification Details

  • A PhD degree (or equivalent experience) in a related discipline.
  • A good and documented understanding and background in analytical, physical or structural methods (i.e. LC-MS, rheology, scattering, microstructure)  to be applied  in the area of food and soft materials.  within the area of food and packaging design and development- in particular testing of polymers` physical and chemical properties;
  • Deep curiosity-driven interest in investigating the structure-function relationships of food biomacromolecules, and evaluate the importance of structuring the foods of the future.
  • A prior knowledge and experience in food science research is preferred but not necessary.
  • A high level of verbal and written communication in English;
  • Practical abilities to carry out experimental research,  and excited to develop new experimental setups.
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out research independently;
  • Good interpersonal skills, the ability to thrive in a diverse, multidisciplinary environment, and the ability to disseminate scientific results;
  • Experience in supervising students, teaching and conducting hypothesis based research of the highest academic standards;
Read more about the Department of Food Science at www.food.au.dk

Responsibilities/Job Description

Aarhus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Food Science, offers a 2-year position at the postdoctoral level within the area of biopolymers interactions in food, structure-function relationships and structure formation/disruption during processing. The position is available from March 1, 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. To respond to some of the most critical societal changes of the next decade, we need to redesign our food system, using new food sources or adopting more sustainable processes and novel digital approaches.  We are looking for a creative, competent and motivated candidate, who will develop and support projects  at the intersection of soft matter physics and food science. The Postdoc position is part of the Food technology group at the Department of Food Science and may also include teaching and dissemination activities, as well as supervision of students. You are expected to complement and grow your expertise, and to actively participate in attracting funding, and deliver on multiple projects carried out in one of the most dynamic groups in food science at Aahrus University. You will have many opportunities to connect with other research partners, and collaborate with PhD and other post doctoral fellows, in cross-disciplinary collaborations with other research groups both national and international as well as with industrial partners.

How to Apply?

Application Method: online_applicationRef. No. -

Application Procedure

Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants.

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline. Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

Place of employment and place of work

The place of employment is Aarhus University, and the place of work is the Department of Food Science, Agro Food Park 48, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.

Formalities and salary range

Technical Sciences refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here. Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

Contact Details

Questions about the position? Milena Corredig, Professor, Department of Food Science - Food Technology +4522719132 [email protected] Questions about application and proces? Nat-Tech Administrative Centre - HR Department +4593522614 [email protected]