Postdoc of Field: Sustainability and Innovation in Food Systems

Faculty of Science, Department of Food Science invites application for 2 dedicated postdoctoral positions, each for an initial period of 2-year, starting at 1 September 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter. The candidates will join the Food Design and Sustainability research group and both positions have the possibility for extension of employment.

The roles will be dedicated to one or more of the below research areas

  • Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) and Techno-Economic Analyses (TEA) of food processing technologies
  • Hybrid-LCA or Environmental Extended Input-Output modelling
  • Modelling and simulation of food processing technologies
  • Consumer studies to assess social readiness and perceptions towards new food technologies and products

The postdoc’s duties will include research within regenerative circular food systems as well as teaching. The post.doc. positions may also include performance of other duties.

The candidates must have qualifications and experience within one or more of the following areas:

  • PhD in Environmental Science, Food Science, Biotechnology or a related fields
  • Demonstrated experience in LCA, TEA, Food process or Input-Output Modelling
  • Strong background in statistical analysis, modeling, and optimization techniques
  • Experience in consumer behavior research and market analysis
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in multidisciplinary teams

Further information on the Department is linked at Inquiries about the position can be made to Professor Marianne Thomsen,

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 1 May, 23:59 (GMT+1).

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 week 27 and 28.


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.


Marianne Thomsen


Application deadline: 01-05-2024
Employment start: 01-09-2024
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: FOOD
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