Professor of Food Chemistry
Department of FOOD Science
Faculty of Science
University of Copenhagen
of Food Science, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen invites
applications for a position as Professor in the area of “Food Chemistry”. The
position is available from 1 October 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Professor will be a part of the Section for Ingredients and Dairy Technology,
and must be capable of, and interested in conducting and developing basic and
applied inter-disciplinary research of high international standard in the field
of food chemistry. The position will involve extensive collaborations within
the Department and with national and international academic groups and industrial
partners. The candidate must actively contribute with teaching to the BSc in
Food Science and the MSc in Food Science and Technology programs.
research areas of the Department have a shared mission to contribute with new
solutions for society and industry to support sustainable food production, food
security and safety as well as production of high quality food promoting human
health and wellbeing. The Department of Food Science is recognized for
excellence in food research, education, and industrial collaboration. The
Department is an international workplace with English as primary working
candidate must be able to carry out research and teaching in the field of food chemistry,
covering the chemistry and properties of food components at a molecular level,
interactions between food components and ingredients, and the chemistry behind
the final quality of food products. The research should preferably cover some
of the following subareas within food chemistry:
reactions occurring in foods during processing, storage, and establishment of their
and chemistry of reaction products and intermediates derived from chemical
modifications of food components in relation to food quality, nutritional value
and human health.
changes of foods and beverages.
interactions between proteins and other food components (e.g. Maillard
chemistry, polyphenols and lipid oxidative reactions).
chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques for characterization and
quantification of chemical changes in foods.
successful candidate has an independent research profile and an international
research record with a relevant background in food chemistry research. The
candidate is also an inspiring teacher with visions for teaching development. It is crucial that the candidate is able to
foster strong collaborations with the food industry, and has proven the ability
to attract funding.
are expected within the following areas:
project management and leadership skills of research projects involving
collaborations between academic and industrial partners
with international collaborations
to develop collaborative research project ideas and attract the required
to build up an independent research group with a clear vision
collaborative and innovative mindset
scientific impact and outreach of his/her research work
track record in industry collaboration and an understanding of how to meet the
project goals through fruitful university-company collaborations.
to the above mentioned research qualifications applicants are required to have a
relevant Ph.D. degree and university level teaching experience, documented
teaching competencies and must be able to explain and reflect upon own teaching
practice. Formal pedagogical training or supervision equivalent to the
University of Copenhagen teacher-training program for assistant professors is
include the applicant’s own research, development of the field, assessment
tasks, grant applications, and research management such as supervision and
training of research fellows and other staff. The successful applicant must
also teach, supervise, prepare and participate in examinations, and fulfill other
tasks requested by the Department.
of applicants will
primarily consider their level of documented, original scientific production at
an international level, including contributions to developments in their field,
as well as their documented teaching qualifications and personal skills. Managerial
and out-reach qualifications of applicants including ability to attract
external funding will also be considered.
successful candidate will be part of an internationally oriented and
enthusiastic Section currently consisting of three full professors, 8 associate
professors, 19 assistant professors and post docs and more than 20 PhD
candidates as well as highly skilled laboratory technicians. The section has at
its disposal various pilot plant facilities and advanced analytical
University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity
of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates
regardless of personal background.
Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of
Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics
in the State.
salary is currently up to DKK 615.415 including annual supplement (+ pension up
to DKK 105.235)
for salary supplement is possible.
application including all attachments must be in English and submitted
electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
vitae including information about external funding
(Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
plan – description of current and future research plans
of visions for teaching and
documentation of teaching experience and qualifications accordingto university guidelines
reprints of 5 particularly relevant papers
The deadline for applications is 3 March 2019.
expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager
selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.
lectures will be held on 21 August 2019.
refer to the following no. in future communication in this case: 211-0026/19-2K.