International Postdoctoral Position in Microscopy of Food Materials

  • PHD
  • Salaried
  • 1 November 2021

A postdoc position working at the interface between bioimaging, food science and biophysics is available the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Southern Denmark (SDU) in Odense. Employment can take place from 1 January 2022 or soon thereafter.

The successful candidate will work on a project focused on the microstructural basis of product stability in novel food types containing dairy and non-dairy ingredients.

The project is interdisciplinary and explorative and will develop new sample types, original use of microscopy tools and implementation/development of image analysis methods in conjunction with concepts from food science. The main focus will be to establish a relationship between micro and nanostructure of food materials and their physical stability, and to develop a toolbox based on microscopy. The project is performed as a collaboration between a university (SDU) and two partners from the food industry: Arla Foods and IFF Denmark. Employment and main workplace will be at SDU, Odense, Denmark.

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  • A strong experimental background (PhD) in soft matter, biophysics, physical chemistry, food physics, bioimaging or a related discipline.
  • Competence to perform high-quality experimental research at the interface between bioimaging, food science and biophysics. The candidate should be both creative and systematic, able to propose and design relevant experiments and to work independently.
  • Experience with advanced microscopy (e.g. confocal or AFM) and image analysis.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills (English) for effective teamwork in the project group.

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The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

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