Postdoc - Food Colloids/Bacterial Pickering stabilization University of Copenhagen, FOOD Denmark

Postdoc - Food Colloids/Bacterial Pickering stabilization


Department of Food Science (Frederiksberg), Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, invites applications for a position as Post Doc from 1 February 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.  


The Post Doc will mainly perform interdisciplinary research between the areas of food colloids, food soft matter (emulsions and foams and the like) and microbiology by developing new colloidal structures using lactic acid bacteria as colloidal building blocks and Pickering particles. The work will involve development  of emulsions, foams and oleogels for future use as food materials and delivery vehicles for probiotics. The Post Doc is expected to collaborate closely with another, more microbiologically-based, Post Doc within the same project. Furthermore, the position will involve teaching duties at BSc, MSc and PhD-level. 


The applicant is expected to have documented qualifications in the following areas: 

  • Food colloids, food materials or soft matter science 

  • Foam and emulsion technology 

  • Characterization of dispersed systems using light scattering and microscopy 

  • Science of soft surfaces 

  • Elementary microbiology  

Some teaching/supervision experience will be an advantage.


The Department of Food Science, University of Copenhagen, is recognized for excellence in food research, food science education, and industry collaboration. It covers all disciplines of food science from raw materials to processing and consumption, and is organized in four sections, one of which is the section for “Ingredient and Dairy Technology”, where the position is placed. The Department has approx. 170 employees and 550-600 students in bachelor and master programs. The master programmes are all taught in English.

Further information on the Department is linked at


Inquiries about the position can be made to Associate Professor Jens Risbo,


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  

  • Curriculum vita 

  • 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 12th December 2018, 23:59 GMT 


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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