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Postdoc in Protein Chemistry

Department of Food Science is offering a postdoc position for a period of 2 years commencing 1st November 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.  
The application deadline is 1st October 2017. 
The position is related to the research project ‘Second generation functional protein ingredients developed with gentle manufacturing tools’ and will include a dynamic working environment with collaboration with Arla Foods Ingredients, Novozymes, and University of Southern Denmark. The aim of the project is to develop new functional protein ingredients with improved nutritional value, functionality, and flavour. This position is one of three postdoc positions available on the project and activities will be focused on the use of light exposure with specific wavelengths to form new functional protein aggregates and characterisation of the induced chemical changes and cross-links by different techniques such as UPLC/HPLC and high resolution mass spectrometry. Mass spectrometry experiments will be performed at Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark under the supervision of Associate Professor Adelina Rogowska-Wrzesinska. 
The ideal candidate has the following competences and skills: 
  • Expertise in protein chemistry, preferably milk proteins.  
  • Analytical chemistry, especially expertise in chromatographic, electrophoretic and spectroscopic techniques, including mass spectrometry. 
  • (Photo)Oxidation and cross-linking of proteins.  
  • Preferably a degree in chemistry, biochemistry or an equivalent. 
  • Moreover, good interpersonal and communicative skills required for team work across disciplines and with industry partners are necessary, ability to work independently and deliver on project activities within deadlines.   
The postdoc’s duties will include research within protein chemistry as well as teaching to a limited extent.  
Further information on the Department is linked at  
Inquiries about the position can be made to associate professor Marianne N. Lund, E-mail: , homepage:  
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. 
Terms of employment 
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.  
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.  
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.  
Please include  
  • Cover letter describing your motivation for the position 
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Diplomas and transcripts of grades (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)  
  • Complete publication list 
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers 
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.  
You can read about the recruitment process at 

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Application deadline: 01-10-2017
Employment start: 01-11-2017
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: FOOD

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