PhD Scholarship in Nano-microencapsulation Technologies

Technical University of Denmark, Denmark has an opening PhD position in life sciences. The funds for this position are available for 3 years. The deadline for applying is October 08, 2019.

The National Food Institute (DTU FOOD), a department at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), invites applications for a PhD position in the Research Group of Nano-Bio Science, preferably starting early 2020.

The PhD position is associated to a larger research project, aiming encapsulate probiotic bacteria that can be utilized in health-promoting foods.

The purpose of the PhD project will be to establish processing methods to encapsulate sensitive probiotic bacteria with specific functionalities.

Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) in Food Technology or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree within life science.

The preferred candidate is ambitious, has a high motivation for research excellence and good command of written and spoken English.

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 an 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.

If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Professor Ioannis S. Chronakis ( or Senior Researcher Ana C. Mendes (

Please submit your online application no later than 8 October 2019

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file.

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

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.


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