Assistant Professor in Food Science – UCPH, Denmark

    Assistant Professor in Food Science - UCPH, Denmark

    Assistant Professor within Gut microbiome research, at Department of Food Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    June 01, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionAssistant Professor
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Food Science
    – Food Microbiology
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceDepartment of Food Science
    University of Copenhagen
    Contract Period1 Year
    Starting dateJuly 01, 2021


    PhD Degree in related fields


    Teaching qualifications are not mandatory but documented teaching qualifications and teaching experience will be considered

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    The assistant professor’s duties will primarily include research within the gut microbiome area with a strong focus on virome characterization as well as teaching including obligations with regard to publication/scientific communication and research-based teaching. To a limited extent this may also include performance of other duties.

    How to Apply?

    The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW above

    Documents Required

    • Curriculum vitae
    • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
    • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
    • If available, description and documentation of teaching and supervision experience and qualifications – please describe and document:
      • Experience with supervision of BSc and MSc students
      • Teaching experience
      • Formal pedagogical training
    • Complete publication list
    • Separate reprints of 5 particularly relevant papers

    About the Department

    Department of Food Science, University of Copenhagen, is recognized for excellence in food research, food science education, and industry collaboration. It covers all disciplines of food science from raw materials to processing and consumption, and is organized in four sections, one of which is the section for “Food Microbiology and Fermentation”, where the position is placed. Gut microbiome research is a strong focus area and during the last 5 years the viruses residing in the gastrointestinal tract (bacteriophages as well as archaeal and eukaryotic viruses – also termed the gut virome) and their interactions with their microbiological hosts as well as the mammalian host has become a particular research focus. Further information about the Department can be found at


    Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

    Interviews/trial lectures will be held 14 June 2021


    Professor Dennis S. Nielsen
    Phone: +45 51 33 03 62.

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    Assistant Professor within Gut microbiome research

    Post expires at 8:59am on Wednesday June 2nd, 2021 (GMT+9)