Postdoc in Protein Chemistry

Københavns Universitet (KU)

Ph.d. & forskning
Øresundsregionen

Department of Food Science is offering a postdoc within milk protein chemistry with focus on mass spectrometry and proteomics position for a period of 2 years commencing 1st November 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The application deadline is 30th June 2019.
The position is part of two research projects supported by Innovation Fund Denmark (the SPRING project) and the Green Development and Demonstration programme (GUDP) under the Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark (the INFANT-I project). Both projects offer a unique and close collaboration with Arla Foods Ingredients, Novozymes, and University of Southern Denmark. You can read more about the projects here: https://innovationsfonden.dk/en/node/755 and https://food.ku.dk/english/news/2017/new-project-will-create-healthier-infant-formula/

The successful candidate will focus on characterisation of protein modifications induced by various processing conditions (such as light exposure and heat treatments) with high resolution mass spectrometry and proteomics. Mass spectrometry experiments will be performed in collaboration with Associate Professor Adelina Rogowska-Wrzesinska at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark.

The ideal candidate has the following competences and skills:

  • PhD in chemistry, biochemistry or an equivalent.
  • Knowledge about milk protein chemistry.
  • Expertise in chromatographic, electrophoretic and spectroscopic techniques
  • Hands-on experience with protein and peptide mass spectrometry using Thermo Scientific orbitrap-based mass spectrometers including maintenance of these instruments
  • Hands-on experience with software for protein and peptide identification and quantification, including modified and disulphide-linked peptides, including MaxQuant, Proteome Discoverer and Skyline
  • Experience with (photo)oxidation and cross-linking of proteins.
  • Experience with mass spectrometry-based analysis of Maillard-induced protein modifications.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills required for team work across disciplines and with industry partners.

Ability to work independently and deliver results within deadlines.

The postdoc’s duties will include research within protein chemistry as well as teaching to a limited extent.

Further information on the Department is linked at www.food.ku.dk

Inquiries about the position can be made to associate professor Marianne N. Lund, E-mail: mnl@food.ku.dk homepage: http://bmi.ku.dk/english/research/food_proteins/

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

  • Cover letter describing your motivation for the position
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas and transcripts of grades (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

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 http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

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Kontakt
Marianne Nissen Lund
E-mail: mnl@food.ku.dk

Info
Ansøgningsfrist: 30-06-2019

Ansættelsesdato: 01-11-2019

Arbejdstid: Fuldtid

Afdeling/Sted: FOOD


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