Responsibilities and tasks 
You will work together with researchers having competencies within microbiology, microbial physiology, sequence-based analysis of microbial communites, microbial metabolism of dietary compounds, and the complex interaction between, diet, the gut microbiota and human health. We wish to maintain and develop our research within the intestinal microbiota of infants, and we expect you to be a driver of the research within this area. Additionally, you will be the main contact between our group and the Bio facility of DTU in relation to animal experiments.

You will, together with the researchers in the group, take a major part in the planning of future research projects and writing of grant applications. The work will involve international and national collaboration with other scientists. Also, you will be expected to contribute to the teaching activities of DTU Food. 

Specific tasks include:

  • Contribution to ongoing as well as new projects in our research group in the form of planning, lab work, data analysis and dissemination.
  • Close interaction with postdocs, PhD students as well as Master and Bachelor students affiliated to the group.
  • Formal responsibility for animal experimentation in the context of the group’s activities
  • Development of the research area related to the intestinal microbiota of infants
  • As part of the research group for Gut, Microbes and Health to contribute to the overall activities and development of this group 

Candidates must

  • Hold a PhD degree or equivalent as well as academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding a position as Researcher or Postdoc.
  • Have a solid and documented background in intestinal microbiogy 
  • Hold a FELASA certificate
  • Be interested in contributing to teaching at DTU and to develop skills within university didactics
  • Enjoy an ever-changing working environment, with frequent new projects, new tasks, new students and new colleges.  

In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to: 

  • Research impact and experience, funding track record, and research vision 
  • Societal impact
  • Documented innovation activities, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • International impact and experience
  • Leadership potential and collaboration
  • Communication skills

Consideration will also be given to:

  • specific experience within the field of infant intestinal microbiota  
  • willingness to teach and educate DTU students 
  • innovative skills and the ability to generate new ideas 
  • the ability to promote and utilize research results

We offer
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. 

Salary and terms of employment
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. 

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
The workplace will be at the Life Science & Bioengineering building specifically designed to accommodate and facilitate our activities. The building is located at the DTU main campus in Kgs. Lyngby at the outskirt of Copenhagen.

Further information 
Further information may be obtained from Professor Tine Rask Licht +45 3588 7186.
You can read more about DTU Food on

Application procedure:
Please submit your online application no later than 1 November 2020 (23:59 local time). Apply via the link above 

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "ANSØG" fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Teaching and research statement, with a focus on the “Assessment” bullets points listed above 
  • Documentation of previous teaching and research, as related to the “Assessment” bullet points listed above
  • List of publications 
  • H-index, and ORCID (see e.g.
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, 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.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,000 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

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