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PhD Scholarship in Green Biomass As A Source of Protein for Human Consumption

A PhD scholarship in biotechnology is available at Technical University of Denmark. This position is available for 3 years. Applications should be sent before February 05, 2019.

PhD Scholarship in green biomass as a source of protein for human consumption

The National Food Institute (DTU Food) offers a PhD position related to studies of the potential of green biomass as a source of protein for human consumption.

You will be part of the Research group for Microbial Biotechnology and Biorefining at DTU Food. We offer an ambitious, dynamic and sociable research environment with lots of exiting challenges and opportunities. The position is affiliated to the INNOGRASS project supported by the GUDP and will involve interaction with both immunologists, toxicologists and microbiologists, as well as SME partners.

The overall aim of INNOGRASS is to optimize the protein extraction procedures and test for potentially harmful components present in the protein fractions.

Candidates should have a master’s degree in food technology or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineering. Candidates are expected to have interest and knowledge within biorefining and sustainable food production. You need to be ambitious, highly motivated, and capable of working independently, and to have good skills within written and spoken English.

Preference will be given to candidates with experience withinside streamsfromindustrial or agricultural production,protein extraction, protein analysis and food formulation.

The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide. DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information may be obtained from Professor Peter Ruhdal Jensen, +45 20855601. You can read more about DTU Food on

Please submit your online application no later than5 February 2019. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree, but cannot begin before having received it.

Interviews will take place in shortly after the deadline, and expected start of the new PhD student is March 1st2019.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Food (The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark) works within six technical focus areas: Biotechnology, nutrition, food quality, food safety, food technology and environment & human health. Activities cover a wide range of food products throughout the entire food chain from farm to table, comprising both research activities and research-based consulting and teaching.


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