Professor of Phage Biology and Biocontrol for Food Safety job at the university of Copenhagen, Denmark

 The University seeks to appoint a professor to the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences to commence as soon as possible. Information on the department can be found at:

University of Copenhagen Faculty of veterinary

Job description

When considering applications for the professorship, the main emphasis will be on the applicant's ability to document a high level of original scientific work at an international level within the area of bacterial viruses (phages) and their biotechnological applications with a focus on food safety in the chain from farm to fork. The research should address the underlying molecular mechanism that needs to be understood for using phages and their enzymes in novel solutions for the food industry and the impact that phages have on the development of foodborne pathogens.

The professor’s responsibilities will primarily consist of:

• Research, including publication/academic dissemination
• Research-based teaching, including associated examination related to food safety
• Research leadership, including guidance and supervision of researchers
• Obligation to share knowledge with the rest of society, including participation in public debate
• Academic assessments
• Research-based public-sector consultancy may be required

Required qualifications

Six overall criteria apply for professor appointments at the University of Copenhagen. The six criteria (research, teaching, societal impact, organizational contribution, external funding, and leadership) are considered a framework for the overall assessment of candidates. Find information about each criterion here:

Furthermore, each applicant must be able to document:

• Document a high degree of original academic production at an international level, including considerable contributions to the development of the academic discipline
• Document research experience related to phages in the context of food safety from farm to fork
• Document research experience in molecular characterizations of phages
• Manage research and other management functions, e.g. engage in the university’s external academic activities, as well as knowledge and technology transfer
• Document high level of external funding from various sources
• Provide research-based teaching within food safety at levels of master and graduate students

The professor is also required to possess good interpersonal and communicative skills.

Terms of employment

The position is a permanent position. The average weekly working hours are 37 hours per week.

Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organizations. The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.

Questions For further information, please contact Professor Hanne Ingmer, hi@sund.ku.dk Foreign applicants may find this link useful:
(International Staff Mobility).


The application must be submitted in English and must include the following documents:
• Application, including motivation for applying for this position (Maximum 2 pages)
• Curriculum vitae, including information about external funding
• Diplomas (Master’s, Ph.D. and other relevant certificates)
• A complete list of publications
• Research plan (3‐5 pages)
• Uploads of the maximum of 10 publications to be considered in the assessment
• Teaching plan

Application procedure
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. The Dean then appoints an expert assessment committee in order to make an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at Please note that the applicant will be contacted if the assessment committee requires further documentation. The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the

Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities. The University of Copenhagen encourages all interested applicants to apply for this position. Please submit the application with the required attachments. Only online applications will be accepted. The closing date for applications is 23.59 p.m. CET, Sunday, 2 January 2022. Interviews for this position are likely to be held in April 2022.

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organization – with good working conditions and collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

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