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PhD position in Food Science

A PhD stipend is available from July 1st in the Food Science group at SDU Biotechnology.

The group focuses on gaining a fundamental scientific understanding of food material/molecules in order to allow the next generation of food product innovation. The PhD position will focus on investigating the relationship between texture properties of food and food microstructure. Among other biophysical, chemical and biochemical methods, advanced optical microscopy will be used to follow changes in food material during different gastronomic preparations.

We seek a highly motivated, talented student with interests in food biophysics, -(bio)chemistry and -technology. A strong background in food engineering, physical chemistry, biophysics and soft matter is an advantage. A Master’s degree in Food Science/Engineering, Biotechnology/-physics/-chemistry or related fields is a requirement.


The ideal candidate has the following skills and competences:

  • Experience using optical microscopy
  • Experience with physicochemical characterisation
  • An interdisciplinary mind-set, and ability to communicate across scientific disciplines and to peers as well as non-peers

The applicant should strive towards scientific excellence, be ambitious and a team player. Additionally, it is expected that the candidate has the ability to work independently and assists in supervision of project students at Master and Bachelor level.

For further information regarding the position please contact associate professor Mathias Porsmose Clausen tel.: +45 6550 7425, e-mail: of employmentEmployment as a PhD fellow is a 3-year salaried position. The employment will cease without further notice at the end of the 3-year period. Further information about salary and conditions of employment.Employment is governed by the Protocol on PhD Research Fellows signed by the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.An employed PhD fellow cannot have other paid work during the employment.Requirements for the positionTo be considered for the position it is required that the applicant meets the requirements for enrollment in the PhD school.An assessment committee will assess all applications. Each applicant will receive his/her own assessment. An interview might be part of the assessment process.ApplicationYour application must be uploaded through the link “Apply Online”. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Please read guidelines for applicants.All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected.In case you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file, as each field handles only one file.Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.The applications must include:•    Curriculum Vitae•    Completed application form•    Application stating reasons for applying. Please attach your application to “application material” under “Research Plan”•    Diplomas•    Calculation of grade point average in this formThe University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.The application must be in English.Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.Further information about the PhD programme at the faculty and SDU can be found at:The SDU PhD webpagesThe faculty PhD webpagesStudy in Denmark

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