Postdoc in Plant protein foods

Faculty of Science, Department of Food Science is looking for a dedicated candidate for a 2-year Postdoc. position within the section "Design and Consumer Behavior" starting at 1 April 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The roles will be dedicated to

1) Identify and quantify the molecular characteristics, functional properties and nutritional parameters of legume grass protein fractions.

2) Establish the applicability of legume grass protein fractions as food ingredient to produce healthy and sustainable food products.

3) Further development of product prototypes with legume grass protein ingredients.

The positions will be part of the research group Food Design and Sustainability performing research within innovative food science and technology solutions integrated with research-based sustainability assessment delivering business and policy-decision support for regenerative circular food system designs.

The postdoc’s duties will include research within the project “Development of high quality grass-protein foods” as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.

Further information on the Department is linked at Inquiries about the position can be made to Head of Department Anna Haldrup.

The position is open from 1 April 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 17 February 2023, 23:59.

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

Interviews will be held on 8 Marts 2023.


Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Application deadline: 17-02-2023
Employment start: 01-04-2023
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: FOOD
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