Researcher in Bioactive Compounds and Food Technology

Monday 03 Jun 19

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The National Food Institute (DTU Food, Denmark) invites applications for a position as research scientist in the Research Group on Bioactives – Analysis and Application. Focus areas of the group are multiextraction of bioactive compounds from marine resources and the use of natural antioxidants to protect highly unsaturated lipids against oxidation. The group has a dynamic staff with high international visibility, many research collaborations with leading international universities and organisations and a successful track record of national and international research projects.

The position as a researcher is a permanent entry-level position.

The research field concerns development of technologies to extract antioxidants and other compounds from seaweed and other natural sources followed by studies to characterize their structure, properties and applications.

Responsibilities and tasks
Are you interested in understanding the structure-function relationship of natural antioxidants in food, feed and cosmetic then perhaps you are our new researcher.

  • You will extract antioxidants using different technologies such as solid-liquid extraction and supercritical CO2 extraction
  • You will study the structure of the antioxidants by the use of HPLC and LC-MS, partly in collaboration with other research groups.
  • You will study the application of antioxidant extracts to protect lipids and proteins against oxidation in food, feed and cosmetics.
  • You will contribute to further development of the research field of the group and engage in development of multiextraction technologies of bioactive compounds from seaweed and other natural resources
  • You will engage in teaching, innovation and advisory activities in relation to food technology and food chemistry in a broad sense. Teaching activities will include supervision of student projects.
  • You will engage in collaboration with industry

Candidates must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) in food science and technology.

  • You must have documented research experience in the field of antioxidants from seaweed and lipid oxidation
  • You must have experience with GC-MS, LC-MS and HPLC
  • You must have good communication skills both in oral and in written  English

Flexibility and self-motivation are desired skills at DTU. In addition, we expect you to be a team player and interested in collaboration internally and externally.


In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to

  • Research experience
  • Research vision and potential
  • Experience and quality of teaching
  • Societal impact
  • Documented innovation activities, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • International experience
  • Internal and external collaboration
  • Communication skills

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

The position as a researcher is a permanent entry-level position. After a maximum of 4 years, a researcher can be promoted to a senior researcher position after assessment. More information can be found here: Career paths at DTU.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Charlotte Jacobsen,,  +45 23 27 90 75 and Head of Division Henning Høgh Jensen,

Please, do not submit your application to the contact persons, but follow the application procedure described below.

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Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 24 June 2019 (local time)

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Teaching and research statement, with a focus on the “Assessment” bullets points listed above
  • Documentation of previous teaching and research, as related to the “Assessment” bullet points listed above
  • List of publications
  • H-index, and ORCID (see e.g.
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply. 

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.