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Postdoc in Chemometrics with focus on fluorescence spectroscopy and food proteins

Department of Food Science is offering a postdoc position for a period of 3 years commencing 1st April 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.  
The application deadline is 1st March 2018.
The position is part of a Sapere Aude research leader project supported by Independent Research Fund Denmark named INSITUQUANT: In Situ Quantification of Protein Modifications in Foods. The INSITUQUANT project offers a unique possibility to explore how steady-state and lifetime fluorescence spectroscopy and advanced multivariate data analysis (chemometrics) can be used to develop quantitative in situ methods for protein modifications in foods. The developed in situ methods will be validated against state-of-the-art analytical chemical methods (typically based on separation techniques such as ultrahigh performance liquid chromatography combined with mass spectrometry). You can read more about the project here: http://food.ku.dk/english/news/2017/new-project-aims-to-improve-the-quality-of-our-food/
The successful candidate will focus on the use of lifetime and steady-state fluorescence spectroscopy and advanced multivariate data analysis on milk, beer and individual food proteins, and will be part of the Food Proteins group headed by assoc. prof. Marianne Nissen Lund: http://bmi.ku.dk/english/research/food_proteins/. Multivariate data analysis will be performed in collaboration with assoc. prof. Åsmund Rinnan from the section for chemometrics and analytical technology at Department of Food Science. 
The ideal candidate has the following competences and skills: 
  • PhD in chemometrics or an equivalent. 
  • Expertise in advanced multivariate data analysis (e.g. PARAFAC). 
  • Expertise in fluorescence-based techniques 
  • Knowledge about protein chemistry, preferably food proteins.  
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills required for team work across disciplines. 
  • Ability to work independently and deliver results within deadlines. 
  • It is also an advantage if the candidate has experience with chromatographic separation techniques for protein characterisation, but if not, it is not a limitation. 
The postdoc’s duties will include research within multivariate data analysis and protein chemistry as well as teaching to a limited extent.  
Further information on the Department is linked at www.food.ku.dk.  
Inquiries about the position can be made to associate professor Marianne N. Lund, E-mail: mnl@food.ku.dk, homepage: http://bmi.ku.dk/english/research/food_proteins/ 
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 http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

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Marianne Nissen Lund
E-mail: mnl@food.ku.dk


Application deadline: 01-03-2018
Employment start: 01-04-2018
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Institut for Fødevarevidenskab

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