Post doctoral position – analytical food chemistry
Aarhus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Food Science, offers a 2-year position at the post doctoral level within the area of analytical food chemistry, with particular focus on studying the behavior and fate of a broad range of molecular compounds, in complex matrices in relation to food and packaging, and with strong links to processing effects. Start date March 1, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Area of work
The position will be part of a dynamic group studying the effect of biopolymer interactions during processing. The department has very advanced analytical platforms based on modern mass spectrometric equipment, including GC, HPLC, and ICP- MS and high resolution mass spectrometry (Trapped ion mobility spectrometry and MALDI-ToF). The position is expected to develop methods to study the fate of metabolites and to study aspects in relation to foodomics and processomics, to generate knowledge in relation of safety and properties of foods during and after processing, as well as during storage or digestion. You will be expected to develop new digital tools to manage analytical data, and to provide directions in relation to online and off line monitoring of process controls. The team works at the interface between processing of foods and food packaging/food contact materials and therefore you will be expected to work in a dynamic team environment and serve as a strong support pillar. You will be also expected to attract research funding and engage in innovation activities. A must is the ability to be flexible, to multitask, to advice junior researchers and to be ready to innovate.
The Post doc position is part of the Department of Food Science. The candidate may take part also in teaching and public engagement activities, as well as participating in supervision of students. Furthermore, the project will have many opportunities to connect with industry.
•A PhD degree (or equivalent experience) in analytical chemistry, forensic chemistry or food chemistry
•Documented expertise in advanced instrumentation, with preference for high resolution mass spectrometry
•Preferably experience in food science and analysis
•A good understanding of a broad variety of analytical methods within the area of food design
•Documentation of good skills in communication of research results internationally as evidenced by a high-quality publication record within food microbiology and/or food technology
•Experience in supervising students and teaching at a high academic level
We offer a challenging and independent job opportunity in an ambitious and inspiring research and education environment with an informal atmosphere. We are looking for a dynamic employee, who is able to work independently and maintain an overview during periods of high workload. We expect that you are efficient at planning your time and organizing major tasks. You enjoy interaction with both scientific staff, students and technical-administrative staff and you have a flair for establishing collaborative relationships.
Read more about the Department of Food Science at www.food.au.dk.
The place of work is Department of Food Science, Aarhus University, Agro Food Park 48, Skejby, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.
Academic contact person: Milena Corredig, Professor firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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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.
Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities.
Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.
Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.
Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.
Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.
Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here.
The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University’s website.
Deadline14 January 2022