Research Assistant in Food Microbiology
University of Copenhagen Department of Food Science

Research Assistant in Food Microbiology

The Department of Food Science at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH FOOD) invites applications for a position as Research Assistant in Food Microbiology from 15 May 15 to 14 December 2020 on different research projects financed by EU and Innovation fund Denmark.

At UCPH FOOD we carry out research and education that help to solve the global challenges in relation to food, and we combine the latest research and practice in the training of our students. Food is an interdisciplinary area of strength at the University of Copenhagen and the department is internationally recognized for excellence in food science research and education, and strong industrial collaboration. It is an international workplace with English as primary working language. The section of Food Microbiology and Fermentation has focus on dairy and food fermentations,  food quality, safety and hygiene as well as gut microbiota interaction with food compounds and  health. The section conducts both basic and applied research and there is an extensive collaboration with the dairy, food and ingredient industries. We have at our disposal various pilot plant facilities and advanced analytical infrastructure.

Further information on the Department is linked at Inquiries about the position can be made to Head of Section, Prof. Susanne Knøchel

The position is open from 15 May 2020 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.

Job description

The main task is to finalize on-going activities in the area of pathogen survival and growth in association with consumer and hospital patient food safety. The job will both involve experimental work, development of HACCP plans and scientific reporting. Experience in working with pathogens and challenge studies in food is required as well as the ability to perform independent data handling and reporting.

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.

For further information about the position please contact professor Susanne Knøchel,  


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

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Publication list

The deadline for applications is 5 April 2020, 23:59 GMT +2

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

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: 05-04-2020
Employment start: 15-05-2020
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: FOOD

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