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Post doctoral position within cultured meat at Aarhus Universitet

Ansøgningsfrist23. aug 23:59 CEST
Forventet start 1. okt

  • Institut for Fødevarer - Differentierede og biofunktionelle fødevarerAgro Food Park 488200 Aarhus N

  • Tidsbegrænset fuldtidsstilling 1. okt 2022 - 30. sep 2024ID: 9741

Aarhus University, Department of Food Science, offers a position at the post doctoral level within the area of cultured meat, starting 1 October 2022.

Area of work

Cultured meat is a future way to produce the same nutrients as traditional meat, with reduced impact on the environment. For cultured meat to enter the market, an affordable product of good taste is a prerequisite for success. To address this challenge Department of Food Science has a portfolio of new research projects with an open post-doc position. This is part of a larger investment in cellular food at Aarhus University, which is lead from our group at Department of Food Science.
The Postdoc on taste enhancement in cultured meat is connected to a project that focuses on taste and the mechanisms related to its development where cultured muscle cells with induced lipid content will be central. Taste is addressed by analyzing e.g. protease activity and lipid oxidation in the cultured cells. This position is part of a collaboration project with an international partner and will require travel.


  • A PhD degree in a relevant area e.g. food science, molecular biology, molecular medicine or similar
  • Documented experience in cell culturing, cell/molecular biology techniques, food science, meat science

Place of Work and area of Employment

The place of work is Agro Food Park 48, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related Departments.

Contact information

Further information on the position may be obtained from Jette Feveile Young, jettef.young@food.au.dk
You can read more about the Department of Food Science at http://food.au.dk/en/

Application procedure

Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

Formalities and salary range

Technical Sciences refers to the .
The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found
Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the .
Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.
All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.
Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more . Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark .
Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it .
The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

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