The interface between public body food rating systems and consumer perception and
behaviours contra actual regulations
The deadline for applications is 31 December 2017
Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen
Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (IVH), Faculty of Health and Medical Science at University of Copenhagen wishes to appoint a Postdoc from 1 January 2018 (or soon thereafter) until 31 March 2019 with the possibility of extension for an additional 7 months. The position will be based at IVH but will require travels for shorter periods to AAU and AU FOOD and to China for longer periods (a minimum of 6 months in total) during the post doc employment.
Information about the Department can be found at
IVH is collaborating with the science team Food Quality Perception & Society at Aarhus University, Department of Food Science and the Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN), Aalborg University (AU FOOD) on a teaching and research platform in Food and Health under the Sino-Danish Centre (SDC) for Education and Research that is funding the current project:
The present position constitutes a part of an established collaboration between these Danish universities and the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) mediated by SDC. The purpose of the present project is to strengthen the research collaboration within the area of food science and to increase the output of candidates and PhDs with a strong international (Danish/Chinese) profile. It is expected that the future Postdoc will actively support this objective by conducting research in collaboration with counterparts in China for periods of time during the postdoctoral employment. For further information on the wider SDC programs and collaboration see
As this project is cross-disciplinary, applications from candidates from different scientific backgrounds are welcome to apply. Thus, the candidate must hold a PhD in relation to one or several of the following areas: food microbiology, food science, food control, human sensory perception and neuroscience. Supplementary training in the areas not familiar to the successful candidate will be provided during the employment.
Job description
For further information about the post, please contact Associate Professor Jørgen Leisner, phone (+45) 6027 9174, email or for any administrative queries, HR Officer Marie-Louise Rosenlund, email
Foreign applicants may find the following link useful: (International Staff Mobility).
The application must be submitted in English, by clicking on “Apply online” below, and must include the following:
  • Application detailing the basis on which the applicant wishes his or her scientific, teaching and other qualifications to be assessed
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas – all relevant certificates (MSc, PhD)
  • A complete list of publications
  • A maximum of 10 relevant scientific works which the applicant wishes to have included in the assessment
  • Documentation for additional research qualifications
The deadline for applications is 31 December 2017. Any applications received after this time or incomplete will not be considered.
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