science and food processing generates gigantic amounts of continuously incoming
data that needs to be analyzed quickly and reliably. Current methods for data
analysis are challenged to the edge by this immense task. For this reason, DIKU
(Department of Computer Science), FOOD (Department of Food Science) at the
University of Copenhagen and FOSS Analytical (Hillerød) have decided to join
forces and invest in new groundbreaking research based on machine learning
methods to extract and explore
relevant information from continuously developing big data sets, starting with:
hyperspectral X-Ray image analysis.
analysis of large and parallel multivariate data streams (NIRS)
scale metabolomics/foodomics cohorts using advanced multivariate analytical
We seek an
entrepreneurial postdoc for a 3-year position who
has obtained a Ph.D. degree in data analysis from a computer science department
(or similar), and who has a genuine interest in developing new methods for data
processing, including exploration and regression of complex food related
systems. The candidate must have an academic experience including topics such
streaming and storage
The project is
collaboration between DIKU, FOOD, and FOSS Analytical A/S. FOSS Analytical A/S is
developing advanced analytical instruments for laboratory and process analytics
in the food and agricultural industry.
The postdoc’s duties will include research within big
data and machine learning in food science and food processing technology as
described above, as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of
other duties in the research groups. The postdoc will be hosted by FOOD, but it
is expected that the postdoc will share her/his working place amongst the three
stakeholders as appropriate for solving the challenges.
The position is
open from 1 April, 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.
University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity
of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates
regardless of personal background.
The position is
covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of
Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics
in the State.
salary is currently up to DKK 426.625 including annual supplement (+ pension up
to DKK 72.952). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
(Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
plan – description of current and future research plans
- Complete publication list
reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers
The deadline for
applications is 28 February 2019, 23:59 GMT+1
the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager
selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.
Interviews will be
in the beginning of March 2019.