The National Food Institute (DTU Food) at the Technical University of Denmark invites applications for a position as Assistant Professor in Research group for Food Production Engineering. The Research Group use food processing in creating a sustainable and effective food production, optimizing resource consumption, utilizing side streams and developing technologies and food products for specific requirements. 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 is part of DTU’s Tenure Track program. 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. We develop talent by offering a career mentor, state-of-the-art research infrastructure, and postgraduate teacher training. DTU’s Tenure Track is an appointment of at most six years, during which you will receive career support in the form of professional and personal guidance. At the end of the tenure track appointment you will be evaluated by an external assessment committee, who will assess your appointment to a permanent Associate Professorship. 

Responsibilities and qualifications
DTU Food wants to expand our research in sustainably extraction, functionalization and valorisation of interest molecules for food and pharmaceutical applications. You will contribute to the research group by:

  • Conducting research at the interface of food processing and food biochemistry.
  • Scientific interactions and collaboration with colleagues and internal and external network (universities/government agencies/industry)
  • Development of new externally funded projects
  • Disseminate results in international scientific journals and at conferences
  • Teach courses and supervising projects for B.Eng., M.Sc.Eng. and Ph.D. students
  • Engage in collaboration with industry and authorities.

Also, you will be expected to teach in the area of food engineering. Completion of DTU’s pedagogical course for university teaching is expected. You will be expected to learn Danish and be able to teach in Danish after 3 years. DTU can provide Danish language courses.

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

The candidate will be assessed against the responsibilities and qualifications stated above and the following general criteria

  • Experience and quality of teaching
  • Research experience in the area of food colloids and food structure design.
  • Research vision and potential
  • International impact and experience
  • Societal impact
  • Innovativeness, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • Leadership, collaboration, and interdisciplinary skills
  • Communication skills
  • You must have in depth experience in separation of protein from food waste, Food  byproducts and analysis of protein structure and function
  • You should have experience with food processing and characterization techniques

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.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The salary for the position will be determined by the applicants qualifications and in agreement with the relevant union. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Ministerial Order on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.

Workplace is DTU Lyngby Campus, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark.

The candidate is expected to take up the position in March 2021 or soon hereafter.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Mohammad Amin Mohammadifar, +45 45 25 49 22 and Head of Division Henning Høgh Jensen,

You can read more about DTU Food at

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 15December 2020 (Danish 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)
  • Vision for teaching and research for the tenure track period
  • CV including employment history, list of publications, H-index and ORCID (see
  • Teaching portfolio including documentation of teaching experience
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)

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

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,000 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.


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